Oakland’s Lumerians are a prodigious force in the extra-terrestrial realms of modern psychedelia. Since forming in San Francisco back in 2006, Lumerians have traversed their way through multiple different genres – offering mind-bending adventures into everything from space rock, kraut and noise to zamrock, free jazz, drone and dub. Drawing from a range of influences, both familiar and esoteric, past and present, Lumerians conjure up sounds from far into the future. In their twelve years as a band they’ve toured with everyone from My Bloody Valentine to Killing Joke and Black Moth Super Rainbow, putting out a number of critically-acclaimed releases including two ‘official’ albums and two collections of improvised compositions called Transmission from Tellos III & IV.
On 22nd June they make their long awaited return with third album, Call of the Void, on London’s Fuzz Club Records after a leave of absence of some four years. The album is dedicated to the memory of Barrett Clark, Lumerians’ long-time friend, sound engineer and collaborator who passed away in the tragic Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland 2016. To announce the album the band have shared the incredible first single ‘Silver Trash’, a song about both “a very memorable camping trip us and some friends took in Big Sur or an encounter with inter-dimensional beings in the Redwoods of the Pacific Northwest” Lumerians explain.
The track is exactly what fans of the band will expect, with its atonal electronica, buoyant rhythms and motorik beat. The lyrics take hold quickly, drenched in effects and complete the track. As they have been MIA for some time, some may not know Lumerians, this track will change that and attract them a whole raft of new followers.