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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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)

"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)

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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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