Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lesser Knowns, Lights On, New Mexico

Thursday, July 15, 2010:

Lights On

Cousin Larry's
1 Elm Street
Danbury, CT

9PM - 21+ - Cover??

Lesser Knowns return after playing with Burning Hotels and Son Cats. Lets see... I said at that time that they're pretty straight forward garage-based indie rock with some Fall-ish-ness going on.

San Diego's Lights On was initially a collaborative creation between Tim Hines and Mike Kamoo of Earthling Studios, but has grown to become one of Southern California's most promising new bands. In 2009 LIGHTS ON accomplished international exposure from music blogs championing their music, in turn earning them "Best of..." nominations from San Diego Music Awards for their debut 5 song E.P. "Waiting For The Heart To Beat". LIGHTS ON quickly found their songs being requested and used in film and TV shows such as HBO's "Hung", FOX Family's "Greek" SHOWTIME's "United States Of Tara", CW's "The Vampire Diaries" and "Gossip Girl."

"Here Comes The Ocean" is LIGHTS ON’s debut album, recorded over various sessions between 2007 and 2009. Inspiration of past and present fuels “Here Comes The Ocean” with sounds reminiscent of Johnny Marr's 12-String, a splash of raw garage-rock, hints of Farfisa organ, mood altering vintage synths, fuzzed out bass hooks, and swooning vocal melodies with powerful harmonies. (Incidentally, their bass player grew up here in Connecticut).

Formerly known as the Apes of Wrath, New Mexico are also out of the San Diego scene. They have a bit of Franz Ferdinand, Gang of Four, and Devo to their sound.

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