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 begins September 6th, AmEx presale begins September 7th, and public onsale begins September 9th.
Links to tickets:
Artist Arena Presale (9/6) – http://tixx1.artistarena.com/lightsresolve/
AmEx Presale (9/7) – http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0000471FD4D9AC8B
Public Onsale (9/9) – http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0000471FD4D9AC8B
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.