Quiet Lights
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Quiet Lights

New York, New York, United States | INDIE

New York, New York, United States | INDIE
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Oct
22
Quiet Lights @ Bar Matchless

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Sep
09
Quiet Lights @ Allentown Breworks

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Sep
08
Quiet Lights @ Pianos

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

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Following on from earlier releases, “Ablaze” and “No More Canyons“, the gorgeously haunting Quiet Lights are back with a new single, “Simple Mechanics”. Getting ready for the release of their EP ”The Big Fear” out on June 28th on Old Flame Records, this track sees them continuing the layered wall of sound that we at Listen Before You Buy have loved so much.

The haunting female vocals are a real feature on this single. Backed by a wobbling bass and building to a sonic wall that just blasts you away, I think this is possibly my favourite of the tracks that they’ve released so far. Every time I’ve listened to it, I’ve plugged my headphones in and closed my eyes in order to get lost in the total gloriousness of it.
On the basis of the 3 singles they’ve treated us to, I think we’re in for something special when the EP comes out and I know I’ll be ready and waiting for it.

If you want to hear something else from them, take a listen to the other track, “March”, that I’ve included. Still with the trademark beautiful vocals but much more low key and ambient, it shows a slightly different side to Quiet Lights that suggests they have far more to give us than we might have imagined. - Listen Before You Buy


this is the kind of stuff I am a sucker for: Thick, lush guitars, moody vocals, tidal wave drum procession. Quiet Lights' sound is muddy wallflowering, the kind of thing for anyone who was brought up on a healthy dose of Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine and Come. And if that is what brings you indie rock palate satisfaction, "No More Canyons"—in all its dissonant stringed glory—is another room-swallower - RCRD LBL


from Brooklyn, but they sound like they’re from a quieter, more perpetually snow-blanketed country. Their sound is a little bit shoegaze, and a little bit of the soaring orchestral swoop of Sigur Ros, plus some of that latent kinetic energy in the Stars’ best songs - Flavorpill


If the sounds of Sigur Ros and MGMT were to softly collide, you’d have the ethereal waves of Quiet Lights… With dark orchestral synths, languid bass lines, hazy, light vocals, and plenty of shimmering reverb, this is emotive music best enjoyed with the lights out. - NYLON Magazine


Quiet Lights, the soft-handed and still under-the-radar- quintet from Brooklyn, is back with a new EP called The Big Fear. Their first single, "Simple Mechanics," is a beautiful, cohesive piece of post-rock virtuoso that demands attention.

We wrote about Quiet Lights in December for their Ablaze 7", featuring "Ablaze" and "Twice Today." On those tracks, Quiet Lights writes meditative bytes of post-rock style and compounds them into accessible, simple tracks.

"Simple Mechanics" finds the group in a more ambitious mood. It starts off like an American Sigur Ros with mellow, churning guitar chords that give way to a heavy, nearly theatrical downpour of sounds (very much in the same vein as older Explosions in the Sky). It's a really nice song for anybody who loves/loved post-rockers like Mogwai, Sigur Ros or EITS and doesn't have twenty minutes to listen to one song. - Inyourspeakers


Quiet Lights fit right into the Twin Sister/Memoryhouse female lead dream pop scene (is that a scene?) but they definitely have their own take. On their free three song sampler they manage to be both consistent and diverse. Unlike other dream poppers, Quiet Lights feature a much more prominent use of drums ("No More Canyons") and somewhat of a post-rock influence ("We Live in Balloons"). "Quiet Truth, Weapon Thrown" is a quietly triumphant slow-builder that grows intense without giving up serenity. - Bohemian Cuddle Box


Blending the sonic wall-of-sound of early 90s shoegaze with the current lurching haziness of dream pop, their sound is ethereal and translucent yet pressing and powerful. We Live In Balloons in particular hits the nail they seem to be aiming at squarely on the head. - Suitcase Orchestra


what Quiet Lights offer is difference from standard, wheezy dream pop, of which they’ve been described to have conveyed. There are hints of Blonde Redhead, early-School Of Seven Bells, granted. But as you’ll find by downloading their EP for free, below, their sound lifts you up off the ground, gently offering sedation and calm as refuge from this spinning inner-space. - Music Fan's MIC


Quiet Lights are a Brooklyn-based act that have that breathy eighties quality similar to Beach House. Powered by soft female vocals surrounded by cascading percussion and electric guitars. They describe it as something more than dream-pop/shoegaze, I would classify it as something more spiritual. Something that allows for a deep exhale, slipping into the lightness of it all. Their very name is calming. The album is getting mixed by John Congleton (St Vincent, Explosions in the Sky) then mastered by Alan Douches (Frightened Rabbit, Sufjan Stevens). I would say they’re poised for an elegant introduction into the blogosphere with that stellar roster of artists sharing their musical architects. - Friends With Both Arms


Brooklyn band Quiet Lights are the opening act for Bowlegs’ Unsigned for good reason. Having made us aware of their 3 song sampler we were amazed the band were yet to put pen to paper with a record company. The aptly named five piece manage to finely balance gentle and subtle melodies with a slow torrent of guitars and echoed drums. The band’s ethereal weightlessness floats thoughtfully and with reason – these are songs that take their time to sink deeply into your consciousness – making them stronger with every listen. - Bowlegs Music Review


Discography

Ablaze 7" (Oct' 2010 Eastern Seaboard Records)
No More Canyons 7" (Feb' 2011 Old Flame Records)
The Big Fear (2011 Old Flame Records)
BEKO_86 (2011 BEKO DSL)

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Formed in Brooklyn in 2009 and drawn to light/dark landscapes, glass-bottle hazes, and blurry sonic envelopes. Next up is their EP 'The Big Fear' mixed by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Explosions in the Sky) and out this summer on Old Flame Records (Cloud Nothings, Total Babes).

The music is sometimes soft, sometimes loud and always a delicate mix of the introspective and triumphant. Like a wall of sound with a fragile heart.

For a new band they have an impressive start with a song in a CBS promo for Criminal Minds (featured in the 2010 Superbowl) and scoring the music for the documentary about the LA artist David Lefner.

Other achievements include: a track of the day selection on RCRD LBL, a featured track in Delta's inflight radio station. Also have had write-ups in NYLON, Flavorpill, and numerous blogs. Their single Simple Mechanics was recently featured on AOL/Spinner as an MP3 of the day.

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