Lightning Dust

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Lightning Dust
Lightning Dust.jpg
Lightning Dust, October 2011
Background information
Origin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Indie rock, goth
Years active 2007–present
Labels Jagjaguwar
Associated acts Black Mountain
Pink Mountaintops
Blood Meridian
Website Lightning Dust - Archived
Members Amber 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.


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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

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