Psychedelic noise punk from Örebro, Sweden.
Debut album "Gauss" out now! (US release date TBA)
Light Screamer is...
"Killer band" -John Hawkins (Crust)
The debut album "Gauss", released by Australian Cattle God Records, is out now on beautiful white vinyl (order online from www.topfiverecords.se) and through digital retailers such as Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Grooveshark, and so on. US release in early 2014.
"Gauss" consists of 40 minutes of continuous music. It starts and ends with the sound of the earth’s magnetic field and in between it presents a journey in sound. Taking inspiration from all kinds of music but punk in general, Light Screamer has been likened to bands like The Jesus Lizard, Butthole Surfers, Sonic Youth, Melvins, Swans, amongst others.
"I can't figure out how music works these days, but if this album had come out in the 80's when I was collecting records, and I, of course, didn't know who the hell [Light Screamer] were, I'm pretty sure I would still have this record in my collection." -Brett Bradford (Scratch Acid)
“Gauss” was recorded during 2012 in Light Screamer's own studio. The album is produced by Light Screamer and mastered by Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers) at Preacher Mon. When recalling his feelings on working on the album the following anecdote came to Paul’s mind:
"I remember the day I discovered little chili peppers growing in my yard. The peppers looked like little red gum balls, so I ate one and it made me cry. Then I rubbed my eyes, and the chili was in my eyes. Just when it couldn't get worse, I went to pee and got it on my wiener. I still like chili peppers." -Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers)
Light Screamer has released over 10 videos on YouTube to date, starting with a teaser trailer for the debut album released in May of 2013. Not only does the album come with a slew of videos in tow, there will also be an Android app released that enables the user to create their own addition to “Gauss” using the magnetic field around them.
Formed in 2011 by Ida Andersson-Norrie, Jens Hellman, Peter Lindström and Tobias Eriksson with the intention of having fun, playing music and channeling their influences without any constraints. Light Screamer made their live debut at the Live at Heart festival in Örebro the same year and has been playing at Live at Heart every year since. In March 2013 Light Screamer played three highly acclaimed shows during the SXSW festival in Austin, TX which resulted in a record deal with local indie label Australian Cattle God Records.
"Yeah, go see them if you can, they are freakin' awesome live!" -Kevin Triplett (Director of the music documentary "Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah")
"a bunch of fucking Scanners" -Chad Holt (Whoopsy Magazine)
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