Combining brain-bending visuals with a murky, chilled-out sound, it's clear that Bay Area outfit Lumerians are out to blow minds.
Based out of Oakland, California, the garage psych band, whose members have included Tyler Green, Luis Vasquez, Christopher Musgrave, Marc Melzer, Jason Miller, and Tony Peluso, layers its rhythm-heavy sound with deep bass, synthesizers, and drifting guitars, creating music that's highly exploratory while maintaining enough of a groove to get people's feet moving. The band made its debut in 2008 with a self-titled, self-released EP. After hooking up with Knitting Factory Records, the band released its first full-length, Transmalinnia, in 2011, and 2012 saw two additional releases from the band, the Horizon Structures EP and Transmissions from Telos, Vol. 4, a limited vinyl-only release. The band followed in 2013 with its next full-length, The High Frontier (Partisan Records), and Transmissions from Telos, Vol. 3 (Cardinal Fuzz) arrived in 2014. ~ Gregory Heaney, Rovi