Indie rock band, The Lights Out, has collaborated with brewer Aeronaut to release its new album… on a beer can.
The Lights Out and Aeronaut made music and beer history when they released T.R.I.P., the world’s first album on a beer can back in 2016, and now they’re back with Night Vision, a new collection of songs and a black IPA to match it.
Night Vision will appear in two forms: on an Aeronaut beer called X-Ray Night Vision, which contains a limited edition of the digital album featuring artwork by Raul Gonzalez III, followed by a hard copy expanded edition of the album, titled Night Vision in January.
Night Vision uses a Spotify code on the can label, scannable within the Spotify app, to send users directly to the music.
The beer was brewed at Aeronaut under cover of darkness, with resinous Columbus hops, Midnight wheat and Aeronaut’s house IPA yeast, clocking in at 6% ABV.
“The brewers at Aeronaut were the first people outside the band to hear this record, and it guided our approach to this beer,” said Aeronaut co-founder Ben Holmes. “When we showed the band the beer label art, they created a special track order to underscore the story told on the illustration. That’s a collaborative feedback loop. This project celebrates the boundless power of simple ingredients to create sensory journeys at new frontiers.”
“The Lights Out is always experimenting with ways to bring our songs to life, whether it’s inventing a wearable light show or pairing sound with flavor,” said The Lights Out guitarist Adam Ritchie. “What makes this collaboration with Aeronaut so special is these aren’t just tribute beers; they’re the album. We might still be the only musicians and brewers approaching studio albums this way.”