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    Thu, 07 Jun 2012 17:00:34

    Sweet Lights to Release "Sweet Lights, Sweet Lights" - It drops Sept. 18

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    Sweet Lights - AKA Shai Halperin and former frontman of The Capitol Years - is thrilled to announce the release of his newest endeavor and debut album, Sweet Lights, Sweet Lights, out Sept. 18. Sounds sweet and light, like a cup of coffee.

    The musical polymath, who played every instrument on the first two of The Capitol Years' albums, began to feel an overwhelming creative urge to branch out and start a new project, and it was then Sweet Lights was born. The debut album, which is already out in the UK, is crafted with an ideal mixture of dynamic and innovative arrangements and surreal, poignant lyricism. Shai has always been one to create genre-bending music that's held together with supreme hooks. Songs like pop shape-shifting track, "Endless Town," that pays homage to Shai's hometown of Philadelphia, and the heart-wrenching ballad, “You Won't Be There,” which tips its hat to Double Fantasy-era John Lennon and Roy Orbison.

    Sweet Lights marshals the classic elements we love in pop music, but the music still comes across composed with opus-like, multi-instrumental melodies. With an eye towards self-referentially, Halperin's one-man crafted debut can be consumed casually or devoured with intensity, and allows the listener to lose themselves in pop hooks or hone in on its sharp, wistful undertones.

    Track Listing:

    1. Message On The Wire
    2. Are We Gonna Work It Out
    3. Endless Town
    4. Red Lights
    5. Waterwell
    6. You Won't Be There
    7. Hundred Needle Pins
    8. Relate To You
    9. Ballad of Kurt Vile #2
    10.Tell Us All About It
    11. Here Comes the Son

    Are you going to check out Sweet Lights Sweet Lights?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    06.07.12



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