SPOTLIGHTS: DEBUT “MOUNTAINS ARE FOREVER” VIDEO

SPOTLIGHTS DEBUT “MOUNTAINS ARE FOREVER” VIDEO

https://youtu.be/36fM4QX-bdk

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS TOMORROW

 
 
 
 

July 12, 2019, PITTSBURGH – Spotlights, who released their new album, Love & Decay(http://smarturl.it/LoveAndDecay), last month via Ipecac Recordings, debut a clip for “Mountains Are Forever” (https://youtu.be/36fM4QX-bdk).

“On Mountains Are Forever, another late Love & Decay track, starts at warp speed before slowing down to a more meditative pace,” said Kerrang in their recent Q&A with the band (https://www.kerrang.com/features/exclusive-spotlights-turn-distress-into-calm-acceptance-in-new-video-for-mountains-are-forever/). The song captures the album’s mood in miniature; distress giving way to calm acceptance. For the track’s music video, this change is speed is matched by a series of images meant to signify the passing of time.”

The band heads out on their first headlining tour in support of Love & Decay, kicking off a month of dates on July 12 in Lexington, K.Y. Tickets are on-sale now. Vampyre opens on all dates.

July 12 Lexington, KY The Green Lantern

July 13 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme

July 14 Toronto, ON Monarch

July 16 Pittsburgh, PA Black Forge 2

July 17 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie

July 18 Brooklyn, NY Sunnyvale

July 19 Harrisonburg, VA The Golden Pony

July 20 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506

July 21 Asheville, NC The Mothlight

July 23 Atlanta, GA The Earl

July 24 Memphis, TN Hi Tone

July 25 Little Rock, AR Vino’s

July 26 Shreveport, LA Bear’s

July 27 Dallas, TX Double Wide

July 28 Austin, TX The Lost Well

July 30 Phoenix, AZ Valley Bar

July 31 San Diego, CA Bar Pink

August 1 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite

August 2 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside

August 3 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp

August 4 Reno, NV Jub Jub’s (Side Room)

August 6 Salt Lake City, UT The Loading Dock

August 8 Denver, CO Hi-Dive

August 9 Lincoln, NE 1867 Bar

August 10 Rock Island, IL Rozz Tox

August 12 Chicago, IL Subterranean

Consequence of Sound said the eight-song album combines “elements of post rock, shoegazing, and sludge metal into a unique amalgam of sound that is both heavy and heavenly.” New Noise dubbed the record “essential” and Invisible Oranges said the release “is a kind of sonic parallel to Deftones, who often deal with the same flickering unnameable emotionality within their mixture of dream pop, shoegaze, and heavy music.” Love & Decay is available now via http://smarturl.it/LoveAndDecay.

Spotlights is Mario Quintero (guitar/vocals/programming), Sarah Quintero (bass/vocals) and Chris Enriquez (drums). Mario handled the production work on the eight-track offering. The band’s Ipecac debut, Seismic, arrived in the Fall of 2017. Ghettoblaster said of the album: “They avoid many of the common pitfalls associated with some shoegaze or sludge artists in that the album never feels like it drags. Sometimes doomy, sometimes romantic, it’s as heavy as it is beautiful.” Revolver said Spotlights “balance delicate atmospherics” and “crushing sounds,” while Treble Zine expanded on that sentiment, saying: “… the Quinteros make some truly huge-sounding music, much of it crushing. There’s an ethereality and grace about it, however, which makes the ambitious expanse of Seismic consistently interesting throughout its hour-plus runtime.” During the subsequent tours, Spotlights recorded an Audiotree session, which can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/eS4hKYOhqe0. The band released an EP, Hanging By Faith(https://spoti.fi/2E3LJxs), in June 2018

 
 

Photo credit: Miser Photo

 
 

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