A few days ago
we tackled Chicago band Light Pollution
's new record Apparitions
, calling "Drunk Kids", "one of the oddest of the album's nine songs". Singer James Michael Cicero
encourages his listener to "let go of all that surrounds you", and in the video to the tune, that apparently means where-ever/whenever. The advice finds the protagonist of this story in the middle of a car wash, turning a squeaky clean moment into something much more psychedelic and out of this world.
Taking an ambient tack to driving indie rock, an ethereal, otherworldly sound somewhere between the Arcade Fire and Grizzly Bear, Light Pollution gradually built a reputation as one of Chicago's premier (and certainly one of its most fascinating) bands.
Led by singer/songwriter Jim Cicero, they formed in the Windy City suburb of DeKalb. Housed in a Victorian dwelling, they utilized its unique acoustics to craft delicate, oddly angled, jangly-jagged compositions. Light Pollution released their self-titled, self-produced debut EP in 2008, becoming a darling of discerning blogs. The group inked to Carpark Records the following year. ~ Jason Thurston
Source: Artist Myspace Page