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Lightning Dust Share New Song “Run Away”

Spectre Due Out October 4 via Western Vinyl

Sep 19, 2019 Lightning Dust Bookmark and Share


Lightning Dust (Amber Webber and Josh Wells) are releasing a new album, Spectre, on October 4 via Western Vinyl. Now they have shared another song from the album, “Run Away.” Listen below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

The band collectively had this to say about the song in a press release: “‘Run Away’ explores the hardships of change-when our minds resist it. It’s the battle between logic and emotion. A tense and sonically deranged one in which a backward pulse blips into an electric piano solo and builds to a cosmic eruption of dark disco rain.”

Previously Lightning Dust shared Spectre‘s first single, album opener “Devoted To” (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Then they shared another song from the album, “Led Astray,” via a video for the track (it was also one of our Songs of the Week). Spectre features Stephen Malkmus and Destroyer’s Dan Bejar .

Lightning Dust was previously a side-project for the Vancouver, BC-based duo of Amber Webber and Josh Wells, back when they were in Black Mountain. But in 2017 they both left the mother ship to focus solely on Lightning Dust and this is their first album since then. In 2018 Webber went back to school and tried out a new career, before music came calling again.

“It made me realize that art and music are still my light,” Webber explained in a previous press release. “Spectre is my journey. It’s for all the women warriors that have been battling throughout life looking for a place to express themselves that feels inclusive and inspiring. It’s about finding yourself when no one is paying attention and inventing a new way of creating that feels honest and sincere. I truly feel that women, especially as we age, are underrepresented. That was truly the driving force to creating this album.”

Malkmus plays guitar on “A Pretty Picture” and Bejar contributes guest vocals “Competitive Depression.”

Lightning Dust Tour Dates:

11/8 - Nanaimo, BC @ White Room*
11/9 - Victoria, BC @ Upstairs Cabaret*
11/13 - Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret**
11/21- Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
11/22 - Liege, BE @ La Zone
11/23 - London, UK @ Corsica Studios
11/24 - Liverpool, UK @ 24 Kitchen Street
11/25 - Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
11/26 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
11/28 - Antwerp, BE @ Het Bos
12/04 - Munich, DE @ Feierwerk
12/08 - Copenhagen, DK @ VEGA
12/09 - Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz
12/10 - Berlin, DE @ PRIVATCLUB Berlin
12/12 - Groningen, NL @ Vera Groningen
12/13 - Utrecht, NL @ EKKO

* supported by Himalayan Bear (solo)
** supported by Himalayan Bear (solo) and KCAR

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