The Mystery Lights

Early Show

The Mystery Lights

Brontide

Mon, July 30, 2012

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

The Mystery Lights - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
The Mystery Lights
In an era when the city kvetches that there are no good NYC bands, when half of the music scene has split for sunny California, the Mystery Lights are an anomaly. Not only did these bold young men reverse the direction - optimistically migrating east against the tide from the west coast, but they also immersed themselves in the action and diversity of New York City. Organically unfolding over the nights, months and years, the Lights' sound has evolved into a fuzz-fueled, hopped-up 21st Century take on 60s garage pebbles, and artful '70s punk, that is all their own. If you've ever seen the Mystery Lights live, then you've experienced the otherworldly energy and conviction they exude on stage, compelling their rabid fans to emphatically entwine themselves into an electrified mob. This album is a testament to that. Recorded at The Daptone House Of Soul by Grammy Award winning engineer, Wayne Gordon - shortly after their debut single sold out- it marries the Lights' youthful' visceral energy with seasoned song-craft and musicianship far beyond their years. The Mystery Lights are living proof that vital contemporary music, in this case real-deal rock 'n roll, can still be dreamed, constructed, and thankfully recorded in the Empire City.
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"A debut album that is every bit as nod-along appealing as the best pop to have emerged in time for the summer season" - BBC Music

"Sans Souci" is a continuous piece of music that ascends and descends with ease. Articulate, virtuoso and surprisingly entertaining! - Clash Magazine

"In it's willingness to experiment, "Sans Souci" successfully earns every minute of it's run time." - Rocksound Magazine

"A hugely accomplished debut" - Kerrang Magazine
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com