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Earthquake Lights

Earthquake Lights unveil video for single "Moonlight" + announce LP

We've never been jazz fans - we are indie kids here at The Deli NYC, although we can certainly appreciate other genres - but admittedly, after 20+ years spent listening to similar variations of major and minor chords (with maybe a seventh thrown in for good measure every now and then), it feels incredibly refreshing to hear chord progressions that challenge our ear. NYC quintet Earthquake Lights just unveiled the video for their single Moonlight, a song based on a succession of chords that may sound slightly dissonant at first but that resolves beautifully in a subtle series of tension and release moments. The track's songwriting and delivery betray an experienced and skilled group of musicians with jazz leanings, and as a matter of fact lead singer/keyboardist Myles Rodenhouse and company are veterans of the NYC scene and have been involved in all sorts of musical projects, including a jazz orchestra. The took the opportunity of the video premiere to announce the upcoming release of their debut LP Distress Signals, the follow up to their 2012 debut EP Bangups & Hangups.


Caught Live: NYC's Earthquake Lights at Rockwood Music Hall

In the intimate setting of Rockwood Music Hall’s First Stage, NYC's Earthquake Lights put on an precise and energetic performance of their melodic blues-rock last Saturday night. This band is all about balance of a fluid gentle style and hard-hitting blues riffs, and their live show is nothing short of deli-cious - we dug the alternating of mic and megaphone parts on the vocals. We really enjoyed this set, be sure to check them out next time they play. - Paul Jordan Talbot


New to the NYC scene: Earthquake Lights

Indie roots-rock group Earthquake Lights is playing two NYC shows this month at Cake Shop on September 9 and at The Living Room (literally next door) on September 28. Earthquake Lights, who debuted their album "Bangups and Hangups" in February, are preparing to release their next single, along with announcing several new shows for the fall. - (as posted in The Deli's Open Blog - post your band's entries, videos, and Mp3s here). The Deli's NYC Open Blog is powered by The Music Building.


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