The new LITE album “Phantasia” will be released on June 23rd on CD and vinyl LP. The track listing is:

1. Ef
2. Contra
3. Infinite Mirror
4. Shinkai
5. Black and White
6. Interlude
7. Ghost Dance
8. Solitude
9. Phantasia
10. Fade
11. Sequel to the Letter

Spook gigs, LITE album

The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock have announced some Irish dates ahead of their imminent debut album. The CD will be for sale at the April gigs. Expect more dates to be announced. Allen from The Spook will also appear on An Uair Draíochta radio show, Radio Na Life 106.4FM on April 13th at 8pm.

20 Mar – The Lower Deck, Dublin
17 Apr – Roisin Dubh, Galway
18 Apr – The Boom Boom Room, Dublin
24 Apr – Club Head Bang Bang, Tralee
2 May – Lavery’s Bunker, Belfast

LITE‘s new album will be released in June. Recorded and mixed in Tokyo last month, the album features eleven tracks including a reworked version of “Ef”. The band will be touring Europe in October. Some clips from the recent Japan tour with Mike Watt’s Brother’s Sister’s Daughter:

Brother’s Sister’s Daughter & LITE performing Funanori’s “Lazy & Crazy” (Kyoto):

LITE performing “Ef” (Nagoya):

Read Watt’s tour diary.

Photo below of Brother’s Sister’s Daughter and LITE taken following final gig of the tour at Marz in Shinjuku, Tokyo. From left: Back: Hirotaka Shimizu, Samm Bennett, Kramer, Kozo, Nobuyuki, Watt, Yuko Araki; Front: Akinori, Jun.

Photo below from Tokuzo, Nagoya.

LITE + Brother's Sister's Daughter Japan Tour

LITE are currently on a nationwide Japan tour with Brother’s Sister’s Daughter, a new improv unit put together by Mike Watt and Kramer (Bongwater, Ween, Butthole Surfers, Shimmy Disc et al) with drum duties being split between Samm Bennett and Yuko Araki (Migu, Cornelius).

The first date on Friday saw them joined by jazz drumming legend Han Bennink while they will also share the stage with Seiichi Yamamoto (Boredoms, ROVO) in Osaka. Other nights feature Z and 54-71.

Together, LITE and BSD will play a Funanori song from “A Tiny Twofer” each night!

Meanwhile, LITE have just put the finishing touches to their second full-length album, recorded with Toe’s Takaaki Mino as engineer. More news soon.

Also check out Z’s Myspace page which features a new live recording!

The Arm are currently working on their debut full-length album.

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LITE –"Tomorrow" video

“A Tiny Twofer” is now available in the shop as is LITE’s limited edition “Live in Limerick” EP. Also added are t-shirts from their recent Filmlets tour.

Live clip of LITE performing “Ef” and “Tomorrow” in Galway last month:

Promo video for “Tomorrow”:

"A Tiny Twofer"

The new split CD from LITE and Funanori is available in stores today and features amazing cover artwork by Raymond Pettibon. Track listing is:

1. Tomorrow (LITE)
2. Primary (LITE)
3. Ef (LITE)
4. Fujiko (Funanori)
5. Lazy & Crazy (Funanori)
6. Tidy Your Mess Up (Funanori)

Check out some music from the split on the media page. Please note that you can order it directly from Cargo – we will not have it available from our shop until September 24th.


Lite 2007 Tour

LITE have another date in Manchester on their tour, September 17th at The Star & Garter. Tickets now availabe online for the London show at The Fly. More dates by The Arm, The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock and Z added to the schedule page.


LITE have added a date at Nottingham Bar None on September 19th. Tickets are available online for the Colchester and Brighton gigs. Check the schedule page for more details. Also check out the video for Contemporary Disease.

The Arm have also announced two upcoming shows in Birmingham and Leeds.

Psychedelic Irish folksters The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock have joined the Transduction fold, watch out for more details of their forthcoming debut album soon.

Z debuted new material for the next album at a show with LITE last week in Tokyo.