Los Angeles duo Peaking Lights has shared an enchantingly tranquil new track from their forthcoming double album, The Fifth State of Consciousness.
"Coyote Ghost Melodies" is a hybrid of dub reggae, cosmic psychedelia, and sluggish disco that takes a more languid approach than the record's previously released singles. Singer Indra Dunis' vocals are alternately entranced and airily joyous, tying together the arpeggiated synth melodies and loping bassline into a neat, gut-rattling package.
The band's Aaron Coyes told THUMP about the track's genesis over email. "'Coyote Ghost Melodies' started off as a track for the never-ending dub record that is forever being worked on, but never done," he said. "Where we live there are a lot of coyotes. They are native to California and in a way protectors of the land and ecosystem—we often hear packs them loudly yapping at night, they sound like there is a party is going on. I guess this has nothing to do with what the song is actually about, but maybe in a metaphorical way it does. The song, in general, is about tapping in, and listening to that deeper knowledge of your self."
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