After far, far too long lost in the merch-less dark, the LBC’s most married band, MAGIC LANTERNS, finally beam down the blinding full-length psych-statement we always knew they had hidden inside. It only took the Southern California sector a single five-song demo plus a handful of incense-dense komische live flights to fully fall under the spell of ML’s oncoming headlights, but now the rest of the globe can hop on the band’s wild wagon. Hold on. High Beams throws out the total 20-sided die of the their illuminative powers, from stomping, storming show staples through to Sun Araw-vibed chime trancers and even a good time acid-addled feedback boogie. These are all of the Lanterns’ classic long-form anthems, captured in glorious high-def thanks to BOBB BRUNO’s attuned production/recording capabilities and a radiant mastering job courtesy of JAMES PLOTKIN. The riffs rip, the drums destroy, and the organ burns a hole in the sun. Walk into the light. Black vinyl LPs (with full color center labels) in glossy jackets with flag photography by CAMERON & ERICA STALLONES, plus a fried-eyed, full-color 11x17 poster. Edition of 500.