With much of Carpark’s roster trading in lo-fi, dream pop– bands like like Beach House, Toro Y Moi, Tickley Feather, and even Dan Deacon defining the more melodious side of their roster–their newest signing, Chicago’s Light Pollution, fits in right alongside their labelmates.
The four piece kicks out a more straight ahead indie rock sound than many of the other bands on the label, but their layered psych pop anthems blend elements of chillwave and shoegaze, with swirling synth arpeggios and faded tape noise.
The band has recently finished up their debut full-length, Apparitions, which will be out in just a couple of weeks on Carpark. During their last trip to town, they treated us to an acoustic version of “Good Feelings” backstage, which we’ve got for you right here. If you missed them on that tour, not to worry, they’re back on the road again.
Light Pollution has just embarked upon an expanded tour taking them all across the country and sharing stages with A Place To Bury Strangers, Neon Indian, Holy Fuck, & Small Black. Not to mention a date at the Forecastle Festival in Louisville in July, along with Flaming Lips, Spoon & Cap’n Jazz. If you are in DC, they’ll be at DC9 on June 8, just two days after their official album release.
UPDATE: June 21, 2010 — Light Pollution returned to DC to during their latest tour, promoting their newly released record, Apparitions. Scheduled to play DC9, the band treated us to another special performance for AON before their set. Racing against the setting sun, we all crammed into their tour van and the guys played us an acoustic version of “Oh, Ivory!”