As Peaking Lights, husband and wife Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis collaborate together on a blend of pop-leaning krautrock and dub, releasing their debut LP, 936, back in March 2011. Recently, they’ve collaborated on another project: their son Mikko, who the duo have called “a guiding light muse” for their sophomore LP, Lucifer, due out June 19th via Mexican Summer.
Lucifer was recorded and produced by the band, with mixing by Al Carlson (St. Vincent, Yeasayer). According to a press release for the album, the Lucifer in question isn’t the horned Prince of Lies, but rather Lucifer meaning “Venus, bearer of light,” an especially timely subject thanks to “major astrological and astronomical events involving Venus in this year of 2012.” The release goes on, adding that the album’s songs “conjure a night time version of previous works, music to soundtrack the moonrise to the sunrise”, with subjects and a lyrical focus on “play and playfulness, unconditional love, rhythms and pulses, creation and vibration.”
As an early preview, the pair have released the hour-long Lucifer Mixtape 1, which features unidentified snippets off the record. Stream it below.