Let Me Be A Light (EP)

by Derde Verde

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    12" Vinyl version of the EP with artwork by Andrew Auble. Plays at 33⅓ RPM. Vinyl EP orders will ship on or around 5/1.

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    CD version of the EP in a 5" jacket, with artwork by Andrew Auble. Orders will ship mid-April.

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about

Let Me Be A Light is an EP comprised of 4 songs written and recorded by Derde Verde in Los Angeles, during the second half of 2012. The album artwork was made by Portland-based visual artist and musician, Andrew Auble.

"L.A. three-piece Derde Verde are just about to release their new EP, Let Me Be a Light, and the first track, “Tower,” is the stormer — it’s all noise and melody and then noise as melody, like something off Guided By Voice’s Isolation Drills. (Which, as you’ll recall, was part of their not-quite-so-lo-fi era.) And while Derde Verde don’t so slow down as much as they open up on the rest of this release, that same fractured pop sensibility persists all the way until EP closer “I Still Want Someone” ends with a crescendo of guitar-mangling feedback that doesn’t so much fade as evaporate. The spirits of bands like Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo and Spoon are all at work here, but not always in the way you’d expect. It’s nice to see a group putting some independence back into indie rock." — Chris Ziegler (LA WEEKLY)

"...quietly melodic soundscapes that twist and turn
like a wild stream, refusing to be pigeonholed."— Jason Gelt (LA RECORD)

"The LA-based band's new EP, Let Me Be A Light, glows with the organic warmth of the band's indie-electronica, while possessing the mechanical propulsion of Krautrock bands like Neu!... Intentionally dense, minimalist, electronics-heavy, post-rock opera with layers of blips and synthetic sounds blending into lush orchestral pieces and starkly original compositions." — (Weekly Volcano)

Derde Verde is an artful and seductive
indie-­rock trio from Los Angeles, CA. Their
songs weave shape-­shifting rhythms and
melodic guitar lines with eruptive dynamics and
intimate, heartfelt vocals. With a range of
influences from shoegaze, to krautrock, to indie
electronica, the band’s music has been
described as “instantly engrossing, buoyed by
excellent arrangements and impressive vocal
harmonies… Derde Verde may be the closest
thing Los Angeles has to its own Radiohead
right now” — Tom Child (LA Record).

Derde Verde will be returning to Europe for the
first time since the release of their latest EP, Let
Me Be A Light. The group will be touring for
a string of shows through Germany in
December 2014. The band tours regularly
throughout the U.S. and has played festival
dates in Europe. Their compelling and
spontaneous live shows have earned them
critical acclaim, and they have shared the stage
with iconic krautrock pioneers Faust,
P-­Funk/Talking Heads keyboardist Bernie
Worrell and punk legend Mike Watt of the
Minutemen.

Their latest EP, Let Me Be A Light, is out now
on 12” Vinyl, CD, and download, and is now
available on iTunes, and through the band’s
bandcamp.

credits

released 15 April 2013

Written, Performed, and Produced by Derde Verde
Recorded and Mixed by Laurence Schwarz
Mastered by Mark Chalecki
Artwork by Andrew Auble
Design by Tawny Rose

© 2013 Derde Verde

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Derde Verde Los Angeles, California

Derde Verde are an artful, idiosyncratic, almost inscrutable indie rock trio featuring warm textures, shape-shifting rhythms and oddly compelling song structures.

“Instantly engrossing, buoyed by excellent arrangements and impressive vocal harmonies... Derde Verde may be the closest thing Los Angeles has to its own Radiohead right now” — LA Record
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    Los Angeles, CA

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