Song of the Day: We Live Underground by Lights On

Over the last few years, San Diego’s Lights On have gained much praise as a serious band to watch. What was initially a collaborative creation between Tim Hines and Mike Kamoo of Earthling Studios, LIGHTS ON have grown to become one of Southern California’s most promising and impressive bands. Their debut full length “Here Comes The Ocean”, is a remarkable album that makes evident that LIGHTS ON are contenders for today’s new indie rock mainstays.

Lyrics:

I can go for days on end
Take what’s mine and leave the rest
We live underground
We live underground
Take no refuge
Leave no trace
We can live by candle light
We live underground
We live underground
Pleasures of the deepest mind
This side yours and that side mine
We live underground
We live underground
They’re always on your side
They’re always in your mind
It all comes crashing in
There’s no more room
There’s no more view
And i will be your guide
They’re always on your side
They’re always in your mind
It all comes crashing in
There’s no more room
There’s no more view
And I will be your guide
There’s no more room
There’s no more view
And I will be your guide

……

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”. The EP’s classic “new wave’ inspired songs found a unique space in current popular music that intrigued and drew a wide variety of fans. 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”! Using this momentum and excitement from the music’s reception – LIGHTS ON developed into a serious live band in the Southern California scene even opening for international acts like Peter Bjorn and John and Loney Dear, as well as impacting in the bustling New York scene.

“Here Comes The Ocean” is LIGHTS ON’s sophisticated debut album, offering a seemingly diverse range of sounds that come together as a whole with a common LIGHTS ON dna that rings through. Recorded over various sessions between 2007 and 2009, each song on “Here Comes The Ocean’s” seems to live in its own creative moment and time –giving a sense of a band embracing its creative strengths for a fuller statement as an album. 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. “Here Comes The Ocean” is a modern pop record first and foremost, recorded with full-fidelity as a necessity to the strength of the music. On July 6 “Here Comes The Ocean” will be released on VINYL/CASSETTE/digital.

Lights On

Coney Island tough guys

Timothy Hines: guitars, vocals, synths,
keyboards, piano, and other sounds.

Mike Kamoo: guitars , bass, drums,
keyboards, and other sounds.

Andrew Bernhardt: guitars, keys,
backing vocals and other sounds.

Robert Netcoh: bass and other sounds.

Brian Murray: drums

http://www.myspace.com/lightsonband
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lights-On/27489258132

image : Rise by `yuumei

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