Pale Lights

Photo by Tasha Lutek
Photo by Tasha Lutek

Pale Lights surgieron en Nueva York en el año 2011 de las cenizas de The Soft City. Cuando esta banda se disolvió, el compositor Phil Sutton (Comet Gain, Cinema, Read and Blue), la batería Lisa Goldstein (Knight School) y el guitarrista Andy Adler (Crystal Stilts, Cinema, Red and Blue) se unieron a través de su buena amiga y bajista Maria Pace. A los que se incorporó posteriormente Suzanne Nienaber (Great Lakes) añadiendo voces y teclados a la mezcla.

Pale Lights actuaron en el New York City Popfest en el año 2012, justo antes del lanzamiento de su EP en formato 7”, el cual incluía la canción “Boy of Your Dreams”. Poco después, la banda publicó su LP de debut, “Before There Were Pictures”, grabado en el estudio Marlborough Farms con Gary Olson, líder de Ladybug Transistor.

Después de dos singles y otro EP, “Seance for Something”, Pale Lights editaron su segundo LP, “The Stars Seemed brighter”, con el single de presentación “Jean, Bring the Flowers”, en el sello alemán Kleine Underground Schallplatten. El disco tuvo una gran acogida y se agotó al poco tiempo.
Pale Lights han tocado dos veces en el NYC Popfest, en el festival noruego Indiefjord en 2017, y realizado una gira por Alemania en 2018.

Influenciados por el pop de los 60, el indiepop de los 80, los sellos Postcard y Flying Nun, Felt y los Go-Betweens, Pale Lights se encuentran en la actualidad grabando nuevas canciones. En 2019 verán la luz un single para el sello Slumberland y un mini LP de nuevo en Kleine Underground Schallplatten. Además, el disco “The Stars Seemed brighter”, agotado desde hace tiempo, se está reeditando y estará disponible en el Madrid Popfest 2019.

Photo by Tasha Lutek
Photo by Tasha Lutek

Pale Lights formed in New York City in 2011 from the ashes of The Soft City. When that band broke up songwriter Phil Sutton (Comet Gain, Cinema, Read and Blue), drummer Lisa Goldstein (Knight School), and guitarist Andy Adler (Crystal Stilts, Cinema, Red and Blue) were joined by their good friend Maria Pace on the bass. Suzanne Nienaber (Great Lakes) later joined, adding vocals and keyboards to the mix.

Pale Lights played the New York City Popfest in 2012, just before the release of their debut 7” EP, which included the song “Boy of Your Dreams”. Soon after the band released their debut LP, “Before There Were Pictures”, recorded at Marlborough Farms with Ladybug Transistor’s Gary Olson.

Following two singles and another EP, “Seance for Something”, Pale Lights released their second LP, “The Stars Seemed brighter”, featuring the single “Jean, Bring the Flowers,” on the German label Kleine Underground Schallplatten. The vinyl pressing soon sold out.

Pale Lights have played the NYC Popfest twice, Norway’s Indiefjord festival in 2017, and toured Germany in 2018.

Influenced by 60s pop, 80s indie pop, the Postcard and Flying Nun labels, Felt and the Go-Betweens, Pale Lights are still recording and releasing new songs. Coming in 2019 are a single for Slumberland Records and a new mini LP for Kleine Underground Schallplatten. Long sold out on vinyl, “The Stars Seemed Brighter” is being repressed and copies will be available at the Madrid Popfest 2019.