Monday, April 20, 2009
FoundTrack's Winter '09 Collection (Track 10/22) - Lights On - John And Anne
Lights On - John And Anne (Track 10/22)
Label - Self-Release
Album - Waiting For the Heart to Beat EP (Sample/Purchase)
Photo Taken By Christy Zaragoza
Lights On is the collaborative creation of Tim Hines and Mike Kamoo, two San Diegans who came from different bands/backgrounds in the SD scene to produce a fresh blend of Post-Punk guitars and Electronic/New Wave melodies with an indie rock aesthetic. Upon first listen to Lights On, I was struck by such a diverse yet reminiscent sound. One of their standouts, "Listen to the Radio" sounds like a cross between the Arcade Fire's "Rebellion/Lies" and Modern English's "I'll Melt With You" yet our featured "John and Anne" sounded like The Stars and Echo and the Bunnymen's take on Peter, Bjorn and John's "Young Folks". Pretty impressive coming from a band with just one self-released EP under their name. Even more impressive was their reception from our reader poll on favorite tracks from our Winter Collection, locking 44 votes and counting. The band has added a batch of new material on their myspace and I'm excited to see they will be in LA at Spaceland with Loney Dear on the 16th of May. Highly anticipating a solid full-length coming soon from these guys so stay tuned for more.