The Exit Lights

The Exit Lights

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An existentially-minded, slightly pop-injected, energetic and emotional rock experience.

Biography

One day you wake up and you realize that you forgot to live your life. And the countless nine-to-fives, shopping routines, and hollow “e-lives” in which we regularly immerse ourselves suddenly don’t mean a thing. This is the point (an existential moment perhaps) when you quit that job, throw on your favorite pair of jeans, grab your guitar, and dive into a ’95 purple conversion van to tour the US with four of your best friends and like-minded, talented musicians. This is The Exit Lights –an escape plan designed for the average life.

The Exit Lights, like most reputable indie groups, aim to respectfully honor their greatest influences while molding their own sound. You will hear subtle hints of various elements pooled from the rock timeline; sweltering lead riffs and guitar solos, for example, that Slash would approve of -to modern, melodic themes reminiscent of Mae or Brand New. The recent incorporation of a Synthesizer player will further TEL’s sonic boundaries into new realms, making the release of the debut EP, “& the Miles Between” even more anticipated.

Feel free to call 717-808-0911 for more information regarding booking.

Lyrics

Bandit on the Loose with a Butter Knife

Written By: R. Kulbacki

You stabbed me, I died
In your arms
While you cried out my name
Out in vain
With so much pain

In your eyes, tears will fall
On my face
I can feel your fingertips
I’ll never feel your lips again
Whoa-whoa

I’m sorry for
All those things I said
To you but you know
You know how the
Story goes
But I’d still give the world for you
No…(scream)

That moment repeats
On and on
And over and over again
It’s like a bad dream

Dreaming of you at night
Sleeplessness
And the lies that I told
The things we always wished to hold
Whoa-whoa

I’m sorry for
All those things I said
To you but you know
You know how the
Story goes
But I’d still give the world for you

The story’s over (4x)

Let’s rewrite, let’s rewrite, rewrite the pages tonight (4x)

Heidegger and a Hand Grenade

Written By: R. Hall

She said, “dream out loud”
She cried, as she sang to me
And it rang through my ears
Like a thousand voices singing

Sing now with me tonight
It’s played out and I’m so tired of this

Wake up
Nothing else matters except this for moment in time
So breathe like you’ve never breathed before
and wake up

She said, “dream out loud”
She cried, as she sang to me
And it rang through my ears
Like a thousand voices singing

Sing now with me tonight
It’s played out and I’m so tired of this

Wake up
Nothing else matters except this for moment in time
So breathe like you’ve never breathed before
and wake up

…The war is over now

Sing now with me tonight
It’s played out and I’m so tired of this
Dream out Loud, dream out loud

Discography

"& The Miles Between" (Spring 2007)
Debut EP

Rich and Ryland's prior side-project, Timmy's Last Try has a full length EP entitled "West Coast Envy" that will be co-promoted alongside with The Exit Lights. The Songs "Valentine's Day" and "Silent Film Star" have had streaming and college radio play.

Set List

The Exit Lights can play up to an hour of original material, up to two hours if they include covers and acoustic sets. However, they have no problem playing 30 to 45 minute sets as an opening/supporting act.

Example Set:

Intro: The Show Must Go On (Queen Cover)
1. Bandit on the Loose with a Butter Knife
2. When Smokey the Bear Says "Play with Fire!"
3. Heidegger and a Hand Grenade
4. Anthem for the Saga (that never was)
5. Red Sky at Morning
6. Thunder, Reason, Rhyme
7. With a Foot in Both Worlds
8. New song (currently untitled)
9. Valentine's Day
*plus other new material, acoustic sets, and covers if needed