Wild Life (LP)

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Format: LP 
Label: Dischord Records 
Year: 2023 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 


A1 Fire
A2 Friendly
A3 Gimme Phenomena
A4 Blood Moon (2022)
A5 Coming Our Way

B1 Wild Life (Come Out)
B2 Never 2 Late For Bass (It's Real)
B3 Get Up! Get On Your Feet!
B4 Hey (Jan. 6 Version)

Leah Gage
Erin McCarley
Arthur Noll
Sam Levine
Justin Moyer

DC dance punks Light Beams paint a surreal portrait of a world filtered through front person Justin Moyer’s recent experiences as a protest reporter (and a member of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team that covered the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol). The shadow of the attack looms large over the record as the quintet acutely distills nine songs into a twenty-five-minute package that voyages through insurrection deep into the bittersweet heart of 21st-century America.

From their self-titled debut album through 2020’s Self Help, Light Beams have eschewed traditional melody instruments in favor of Moyer’s minimalist samplers and vocals, Sam Lavine’s drumming and Arthur Noll’s basslines. On Wild Life, they expand this palette with the addition of Leah Gage (vocals, rototoms) and Erin McCarley (vocals, timbales, samples). The result: bigger sounds, bigger themes, and a bigger canvas.

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