Chicago quartet Light Pollution combine hi-fi ambition with lo-fi technique to craft a gauzy psychedelic soundscape that glitters with flecks of crystalline Indie Pop while shimmering with sheets of Shoegaze guitar bluster. The creamy icing on Light Pollution’s psychedelic layer is the band’s exquisite vocal harmonies, a sonic texture that can be ethereal or dissonant, depending on the band’s mood and intent. With Light Pollution, the trip takes you.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: The grandchildren of Hawkwind and Brian Wilson teeter-totter on their sonic playground while the Velvet Underground’s bootleg version of Dark Side of the Moon plays on the carousel. (Brian Baker)