Gazing at the Vast Midnight Sky: Light Pollution’s ‘Appiritions’

When Light Pollution’s Jim Cicero locked himself inside his hangar one winter, he began building for himself a sonic universe that was untouched from the outside world. When the ice and snow of the Midwestern plains subsided, the ethereal debut album Appiritions.

Joining forces with Cicero is Matth Evert, Jed Robertson, and Nick Sharman and together they combine layer after layer of lush sounds to evoke that exhilarating yet frightening experience of being surrounded by pure darkness, like floating on top of the deepest, darkest ocean and looking down into its unfathomable abyss. It’s claustrophobic, it’s desolate, it’s overwhelming, and it’s pretty damn good.

The U.S. summer tour kicked off last week (dates below the jump) and check out the haunting song “Good Feelings”.


June 14th – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

June 16th – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

June 18th – Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door #

June 19th – Fresno, CA @ Audie’s Olympic #

June 20th – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop #

June 21st – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge #

June 22nd – Vancouver, BC @ 917 Main #

June 23rd – Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project #

June 25th – San Jose, CA @ The Blank Club #

June 26th – Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland #

June 27th – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah

June 28th – Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space

June 30th – Austin, TX @ Emos Jr. with Peter Wolf Crier

July 1st – Frisco, TX @ Lochranns

July 9th – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival

July 11th – Chicago, IL @ West Fest

* with This Will Destroy You

# with A Place To Bury Strangers