Teaser video for our upcoming “With the Pieces” music video.
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“Get Away With It” from the album Feel You’re Different. Coming 10.25.11
I first wrote this one by myself on acoustic and we all loved the melody and scene changes. When we got into the studio we had to take 3 stabs at figuring out which direction the song should’ve gone. The first try gave the tune no identity and it just existed as a pop song on the record that didn’t fit. The second experiment involved molding Beck and The Beatles’ styles together and that didn’t work too well either. Finally we figured out the right balance of laid-back and drive while still keeping the beautiful atmosphere and dynamic the song embodies. We had to make it right before we let it go…the song is a question to a higher being. -MatthewReich
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 6, 2011
LIGHTS RESOLVE SIGNS TO ROCK RIDGE MUSIC
“Feel You’re Different” To Be Released October 25th
Record Release Show Planned for Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on October 27th; Pre-Sale Tickets On Sale
Lights Resolve, the trio from Long Island, NY, has signed with Rock Ridge Music and will release its debut album, “Feel You’re Different,” via the label on October 25, 2011. For Feel You’re Different, Lights Resolve recorded in Bethpage, NY with legendary Long Island producer Mike Sapone (Brand New, Taking Back Sunday). “As a three-piece, we’re trying to create the most broad sound possible with just three guys on stage,” says singer/guitarist Matthew Reich. “For this record, we wanted to create a more raw and ballsy atmosphere that bore a closer resemblance to our live show. We’re super proud of what we created, and it’s by far our greatest work to date.”
Thematically, the album developed into both a commentary on embracing individuality and coming to grips with one’s own personal development; both are topics the members of Lights Resolve know all too well from recent years. “To me, Feel You’re Different was originally about embracing your unique qualities and finding comfort in your own skin,” explains Reich. “New meaning was found by realizing that as time passes, you change and formulate new opinions to experience your world in different ways. It’s all about the struggle of change and obstacles.” When writing Feel You’re Different, the band spent time in several different locations, including Florida, Pennsylvania and northern New York, in order to stimulate different moods and vibes for the songs. As one might imagine, the creations emanating from the “Sunshine State” are lighter, more up-tempo affairs, while the northeast-born compositions are darker and edgier than their Floridian counterparts. Musically, the band pushed itself to create a vast soundscape with just three instruments, rearranging parts originally written on piano or synth. Not only has the band captured its frenetic live energy on Feel You’re Different, but the album was also written with future performances in mind; devoid of fancy overdubs and production gloss, no trickery is needed to recreate the songs on stage.
The band is planning a record release show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY on October 27, 2011. Artist Arena Presale http://tixx1.artistarena.com/lightsresolve/ begins September 6th, AmEx presale begins September 7th, and public onsale http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/ begins September 9th. The show will be ages 16 and up. Extensive touring will follow the album’s release, with additional dates to be announced soon.
Lights Resolve formed in 2006, and the band has since issued three self-produced EPs and has toured extensively, playing with multi-platinum recording artists such as the Used, Panic at the Disco, Shiny Toy Guns, Dashboard Confessional, Phantom Planet and Straylight Run, and has appeared at festivals like the Bamboozle, SXSW, CMJ and Warped Tour, all on a DIY basis. In 2009 Rolling Stone dubbed Lights Resolve one of the year’s “Breakout Bands,” and the group was recently named “Unsigned Band of the Month” by Alternative Press magazine. Their song “Dreaming of Love” was also recently ranked the sixth-most downloaded song for the Rock Band videogame, logging 500,000+ downloads.
Lights Resolve is: Matthew Reich – Vocals, Guitar; Neal Saini – Drums; Luke Daniels – Bass.
For more information, please contact:
Krista Mettler / Skye Media & Rock Ridge Music firstname.lastname@example.org