Light Beams Share New Single / Video “Friendly”

The Washington D.C. post-dance-punk band Light Beams has just released their new single “Friendly” across all digital platforms. The single arrives accompanied by a music video. It is the second single to be released ahead of the band’s new album titled Wild Life which will be released this Friday, November 3rd via legendary independent label Dischord Records in partnership with the band’s own imprint Mud Memory.

The album is the band’s first recorded output since expanding from a trio to a five-piece, with the addition of Leah Gage and Erin McCarley on vocals, percussion, and samples to augment Sam Lavine’s explosive drumming and Arthur Noll’s bass. Thematically, Wild Life is an exercise in processing Light Beams vocalist/bandleader Justin Wm. Moyer’s experience covering protests, demonstrations, and ultimately the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol as a journalist on a Pulitzer Prize-winning team documenting the violent, chaotic, and horrific experiences of that day.

Light Beams will embark on a tour in support of the album that kicks off this week. The full dates are listed below.

11/1 Cleveland OH at Beachland Ballroom

11/2 Detroit MI at Donovan’s

11/3 Chicago IL at Cafe Mustache

11/4 Madison WI at Communication

11/5 Cincinnati OH at MOTR

11/10 Brooklyn NY at Main Drag

11/17 Charlottesville VA at Visible Records

11/18 Washington, DC at Comet Ping Pong

11/19 Richmond VA at Banditos