October 3, 2017

(Photo courtesy of Spotlights)


Spotlights, the husband-and-wife “sludgegazers” (Brooklyn Vegan) who release their Ipecac debut, Seismic, on Oct. 6, are streaming the album in its entirety here:
Seismic came out of a reaction to the current state of humanity and the inevitable consequences we will have on this earth and ourselves,” explains Mario. “There’s an odd sense of beauty that comes with destruction, and we tried to capture that musically on this album.” Seismic was produced by Aaron Harris (Isis/Palms) and recorded this spring in Los Angeles. Pre-orders for the 11-track album are available now: (
Spotlights’ previous release, Tidals, earned the band a wide sweep of accolades. Word-of-mouth about the intoxicating album led to the band being handpicked to join Deftones and Refused for their Summer 2016 tour.
Spotlights have spent the summer on the road with the Melvins, joining the venerable band for their 12-week North American tour.   The tour’s last two dates are this week, followed by a hometown show with Pelican on Oct. 6 at the Brooklyn Bazaar.
October 3 Flagstaff, AZ The Green Room
October 6 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bazaar – w/Pelican
The band has also announced a tour supporting Hundredth, those dates are:
November 30 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
December 1 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bazaar
December 2 Philadelphia, PA Boot and Saddle
December 3 Somerville, MA Once Ballroom
December 5 Millvale, PA The Funhouse at Mr. Small’s
December 6 Lakewood, OH Mahalls
December 7 Lansing, MI The Loft
December 8 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
December 10 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
December 12 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
December 13 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
December 15 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
December 16 Mesa, AZ The Underground
December 18 Austin, TX Sidewinder
December 19 Dallas, TX Dirty 30
December 20 Houston, TX Walter’s
December 22 Birmingham, AL The Syndicate Lounge

December 23 Atlanta, GA Masquerade

Seismic track list:
Learn To Breathe
The Size of the Planet
Ghost of a Glowing Forest
Under the Earth
A Southern Death
The Opening
What Is This, Where Are We
Hollow Bones
Hang Us All
The Hope of a Storm

“Lets say you took My Bloody Valentine, added a bit of Gish-era Smashing Pumpkin, sledgehammered it with Godflesh and then topped the remainder with a twist of Tangerine Dream, you would have New York’s Spotlights… the consistency is remarkable.” – ECHOES AND DUST

“The husband-wife duo of Mario and Sarah Quintero (guitar and bass, respectively) dabble in a mix of electronic dream-pop and heavier-than- hell sludge metal, putting them alongside Jesu or Hum as extremists of both beauty and brutality.“ – LA RECORD

“ultra-dense dream-rock” – CLRVYNT

“having the heft of an anvil and the hazy atmosphere of a half-forgotten dream” – CULTURE CREATURE

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