Photo by Leah Gage
Dischord is one of those record labels that I'll listen to anything they put out at least once. Their latest is post-dance-punk band Light Beams. The Washington D.C. band just put out a new single, "Friendly." This new single stresses the dance in post-punk-dance. The song is heavy on percussion with samples adding an accent to the song. This is the kind of song Dischord punk purists may hate, but they are simply wrong. Light Beams are pushing the boundaries of punk (even post-dance-punk), and if this wonderfully hypnotic song isn't enough to force you to start moving, you may not have a soul.
Vocalist/bandleader Justin Wm. Moyer says of the new song:
You can watch the video for "Friendly" below. Wild Life is due out November 3 on Dischord Records, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Light Beams, check out the band on Instagram. Current tour dates are below the video.