Spectral Hypnosis: Woods – I Was Gone, Peaking Lights – LO HI MP3 Downloads

A recurring series, featuring mesmerizing songs for one to lose sense of time and space, mind and body. This post features Peaking Lights (Mexican Summer) and Woods (Woodiss Records) — both bands with new records and upcoming tour dates together.


Peaking Lights

Not sure what it is about Peaking Lights and fairly painful record covers, but at least you can count on them for some laid-back psychedelic jams. Their latest single, “LO HI” takes the band into more bizarre and percussive territory, but maintains Indra Dunis’ signature vocals, and a selection of baby squeals may or may not be a hidden homage to Timbaland and Aaliyah (because if not, they might just be confusing). You can also get a bunch of DJ edits at Gorilla Vs. Bear, from a fine chap who calls himself a fine name: $layron. Lucifer is out now on Mexican Summer and Weird World!

Plus some remixes below from their previous Remixes 12″. You can hear the rest on the band’s SoundCloud. Yum!!!



September 18th brings Woods’ next album, Bend Beyond, and the band will be touring soon in conjunction with the Woodsist Festival that takes place in Big Sur on August 4th and 5th! Full tour dates, including some with Peaking Lights, can be seen below the video of them jamming out as they do best.

This year’s Woodsist Festival returns to the Henry Miller Library. The lineup is printed below.

Woods – I Was Gone from Windows Have Eyes on Vimeo.

* = w/ Peaking Lights
Fri-Aug-03 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall *
Sat-Aug-04 Big Sur, CA Woodsist Festival @ Henry Miller Library
Tue-Aug-07 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones *
Wed-Aug-08 Los Angeles, CA Echo *
Thu-Aug-09 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
Sat-Sept-01 Brighton, UK The Blind Tiger
Sun-Sept-02 Dorset, UK End of the Road
Mon-Sept-03 London, UK Cargo
Tue-Sept-04 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club
Wed-Sept-05 Bristol, UK The Fleece

Saturday, August 4th
Real Estate
Pierced Arrows
White Fence
The Mantles
Sunday, August 5th
Thee Oh Sees
The Fresh & Onlys
Michael Hurley
Peaking Lights


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Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

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