Lanterns

Lanterns

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Pretty. Distorted. Noise. Working under the premise that there is no premise, forging ahead with tuneful, unpretentious, yet extremely noisey pop songs, galvanizing audiences everywhere. videos + more @ www.myspace.com/wearelanterns

Biography

taken form an interview on San Diego Punk.com:

"Lanterns. came into existence sometime in early January, 2006. All of us at some point had previously served time in the band Panic in the Streets (IV records www.intravenousrecords.com). , and after Panic had dissolved we took the opportunity to start over again with new songs and new vision.... Something that was more representative of us as individuals in both sound and substance."

"Our music is what it is. It comes from a real honest place; it isn’t deliberate or tailored to appeal to any genre, trend or demographic and I think that people can see that in the songs and in our live performances. I’m not sure you can paint the fans of our music into any boxes, just like you can’t paint our band in one either... "

"Each song is an act of defiance, a call to love, a call to do something whatever it is... That’s why we love to play live… It is real visceral and sincere..."

Lanterns. completed a Two month tour of the United States/Canada/Mexico during the summer of 2006, heatin gup prominent underground music blogs such as VivalaVinyl.org.

They also completed a two week tour of the South West in march of 2006.

bands we have played with include:

Meneguar (Troubleman Unlimited)
Matt and Kim (I Heart Comix)
Bright Light Fever (Stolen Transmission)
The Willowz (Dim Mak)
Weatherbox (Doghouse)
the Colour (EMI/Rethink)
the Shys (Sire)
Headlights (Polyvinyl)
Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (Island)
The Photo Atlas ( Stolen Transmission)
etc.

for videos, visit www.myspace.com/wearelanterns

Lyrics

Sweet Weapons!

Written By: Lowell Heflin

the words we scrawled
on bathroom walls
scenes of lust
riot songs

the price we paid for it
marred hands and broken bones
we are the ones, we'll never live it down
through the vacant days, and the waking hours
we won't back down

the sides we chose
kids bloodletting
we teens in heat
a new morning

the price we paid for it
marred hands and broken bones
we are the ones, we'll never live it down
through the vacant days, and the waking hours
we won't back down

close
we're close
we're almost home

Birds and Matches

Written By: Lowell Heflin/Sean Liljequist

kill the lights there is nothing to see
just birds with matches and laughing trees
we are torn

and now this lake has turned to a sea
what was close is far away from me
we are torn

we go west
past broken arrows
getting lost out in the shallows
the long way home

and the moon shone like a saint
it's saving light covered everything
it's lost on us

kill the lights there is nothing to see
just birds with matches and laughing trees
we are born

Discography

1. Split E.P. 12"/CD Rleased on Boston based History Major Records (www.historymajorrecords.com) July 2006

2. 7"/CD to be Released on Los Angeles based DOOD! Records (www.doodrecs.com) Feb 2006

Set List

25-30 minutes in length..can be stretched to an hour, or shortened. No covers. We are pretty prolific songwriters and have plenty to choose from.