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SPOTLIGHTS RELEASE THEIR HANGING BY FAITH EP ON JUNE THE 15TH VIA IPECAC RECORDINGS; PLUS THEIR FIRST EVER EUROPEAN TOUR IS SOON UNDERWAY

April 24, 2018

SPOTLIGHTS RELEASE THEIR HANGING BY FAITH EP ON JUNE THE 15TH VIA IPECAC RECORDINGS;
PLUS THEIR FIRST EVER EUROPEAN TOUR IS SOON UNDERWAY

 

http://smarturl.it/HangingByFaith

Spotlights, the Brooklyn-based trio who released their Ipecac debut, Seismic, late last year, return with Hanging By Faith, a five-song EP featuring remixes from Void Manes and ISIS/Palms’ Aaron Harris.
The “The Hanging (Hang Us All) Kris Dirksen Remix” video, directed NY-based photographer A.F. Cortes, can be seen here: http://smarturl.it/HangingByFaith.
Pre-orders for the EP, which is available digitally and on limited edition white vinyl, are available at the same link and include an instant download of “The Hanging (Hang Us All) Kris Dirksen Remix.” The fifth song on the album, “Faith,” is a cover of The Cure classic.
We liked the idea of changing the song titles because, while these remixes really harness the core intention of the original songs, they all took on a completely new life, and totally stand on their own, as new compositions,” explained Mario Quintero. “The new titles were chosen by the people doing the remixes too, which we feel gives the songs even more of a personal touch.”
Hanging By Faith EP tracklist:
1.     The Hanging (Hang Us All) Kris Dirksen Remix
2.     Till Darkness Comes (Ghost of a Glowing Forest) Mario Quintero Remix
3.     Sudden Violent Movement (Seismic) Aaron Harris Remix
4.     Ice Giant (The Size of The Planet) Void Manes remix
5.     Faith
Spotlights are undergoing a 15-date European tour commencing this week, including their debut Roadburn performance. The band plays a hometown, record release show at Brooklyn’s St. Vitus on June 30th. Toby Driver (Kayo Dot) and Somnuri open.
Tour dates:
April 20  Munster, Germany  Gleis22
April 21  Liège, Belgium  Kultura/Insert Name Festival #4
April 22  Tilburg, The Netherlands  Roadburn Festival
April 24  Hamburg, Germany  Molotow
April 25  Copenhagen, Denmark  KB18
April 26  Dresden, Germany  Katy’s Garage
April 28  Graz, Austria  PPC
April 29  Wien, Austria  Arena
April 30  Cadca, Slovakia  Acafe
May 1  Budapest, Hungary  Robot
May 2  Cluj-Napoca, Romania  Form Space
May 3  Timisoara, Romania  Reflector
May 4  Zagreb, Croatia  Klub Mochvara
May 5  Luzern, Switzerland  Neubad-Keller
May 8  Bern, Switzerland  Rossli
June 30  Brooklyn, NY  St. Vitus Bar
Spotlights are a Brooklyn-based trio featuring married couple Mario and Sarah Quintero alongside drummer Chris Enriquez. The band released Seismic in the Autumn of 2017 via Ipecac Recordings, produced by Aaron Harris (ISIS/Palms).
“balances delicate atmospherics [and] crushing sounds” – REVOLVER
Seismic is an atmospheric sludge odyssey that lives up to the earth-moving implications of its title.” – TREBLE ZINE
“With vast soundscapes under heavy skies and tinged with a noir 80s nuance that elevates Spotlights’ stylishly forward-thinking atmospheric bludgeon.”
– METAL HAMMER 
“Seismic is also imbued with an almost celestial warmth. After all, if you’re going to shoegaze, why not do so from way up in the stars.”– RECORD COLLECTOR
“Seismic…both sharpens up the guitar and intensifies the somnambulist sheen…they are at their best when strands of guitar and synthesizer tangle and weave, producing something akin to a lullaby, albeit one that’s far from sleep-inducing…it is nimble and concise, thoughtful and focused – a sideways take on the genre and a refreshing change from the downbeat onslaught of their nearest contemporaries.” – WIRE 

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