Lightning Dust

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Lightning Dust
Lightning Dust.jpg
Lightning Dust, October 2011
Background information
OriginVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
GenresIndie rock, goth
Years active2007–present
Associated actsBlack Mountain
Pink Mountaintops
Blood Meridian
WebsiteLightning Dust - Archived
MembersAmber Webber
Joshua Wells

Lightning Dust is a Canadian indie rock band formed in 2007 and based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The band is a side project of Amber Webber and Joshua Wells, both members of Black Mountain.[1]


Wells and Weber formed Lightning Dust and began creating a sound that was softer and more melodic than Black Mountain's hard rock, with haunting, minimalist instrumentation[1] and spooky, goth-like lyrics written by Webber.[2][3] The band released its self-titled debut album on Jagjaguwar in 2007.[4] The song "Wind Me Up" was featured as the free "Single of the Week" in the iTunes music store in Canada.

Another album, Infinite Light, was released in August 2009.[5] The band performed at Matt Groening's All Tomorrow's Parties festival in May 2010 in Minehead, England.

A third album, Fantasy, which featured synthesized music, drumming, some industrial instrumental work, all accompanying the band's spooky songs, was released June 25, 2013.[6][5][7] This album included the song "Loaded Gun";[8] in 2014 it was used in French television series Série Noire, on SRC.

They announced an upcoming fourth to be released 4 October 2019, named Spectre.[9] They've released three singles from the album: "Devoted To", "Led Astray", and "A Pretty Picture".[10]


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  1. ^ a b "Lightning Dust Cool Down". Exclaim!, July 2007.
  2. ^ "Revelling in the Gloom: Lightning Dust finds Black Mountain-eers trading psychedelic rock for Goth". !earshot, September 2007.
  3. ^ "Part Of Black Mountain Struck By Lightning". Chart Attack - Mar 29, 2007
  4. ^ Kevin Kampwirth (July 2007). "Lightening Dust". CMJ New Music Monthly. CMJ Network, Inc.: 39–. ISSN 1074-6978.
  5. ^ a b " Lightning Dust Fantasy ". AllMusic Review by Fred Thomas
  6. ^ "Black Mountain An Uncertain Future". Exclaim!, By Ian Gormely Apr 22, 2016
  7. ^ "Pasa Tempos". Santa Fe New Mexican via Newspaper Archives. August 09, 2013 - Page 83
  8. ^ "Lightning Dust Loaded Gun". Exclaim!, By Brock Thiessen. Jun 05, 2013
  9. ^ "Lightning Dust Release New Single "Devoted To," Announce Album". 28 June 2019. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Lightning Dust share new track "A Pretty Picture" featuring Stephen Malkmus". 9 August 2019. Retrieved 23 August 2019.

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