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Five-piece rock formation Earthquake Lights reveals their
Back in 2022, I introduced the New York based members around Earthquake Lights for the first time on Discomfort Wings.
Having a look to the band's first EP, Bangups and Hangups, it all starts all already early by placements in a national NBA/Tissot ad campaign and an Alex Gibney documentary.
Following the their debut LP, Distress Signals, an orchestral rock odyssey featuring broadway jazz players on brass, and strings from Abbey Road studios in London, the band received positive reviews from the likes of 405, Atwood Magazine, Under the Radar Magazine (among many others), as well as a spot on Spotify's Fresh Finds. Having released five new singles in consecutive years, three of which were in the top 40 iTunes Rock charts.
Earthquake Lights kick off 2024 with the release of their new single, “Heartbeat.” Inspired by the loss of a vulnerable family member, the track is a reminder to cherish our loved ones in the face of looming troubles. The band dig into the unpredictability and fear of loss, particularly with losing people sooner than you think. Lead singer Myles Rodenhouse shares, “It’s about that moment before the end - when you know it will end but do not know when exactly.”
The introspective song features a programmatic element to the arrangement, where the kick-drum and bass mimic the sound of a heart murmur. Taking inspiration from Japanese classical composers,
Rodenhouse confides, “Melody takes a lot of reflection for me. Being on my own allows me to find something more personal.” "Heartbeat" is dedicated to the Mikel Sisters.
Please check out Earthquake Lights' newest record!