Stars of Track and Field will be going out on tour with Lights in October in support of their upcoming album A Time For Lions, which is due out September 15th. The album is available for pre-order here. Dates in the replies.
Click here to check out Hit The Lights' appearance on AOL Sessions Under Cover, where they perform their rendition of the Gin Blossoms' "Hey Jealousy," as well as "Bodybag" and the hidden track from their debut full length, This Is a Stick Up... Don't Make It a Murder.
Hit The Lights' music video for "Bodybag" is now up for voting on mtvU's The Freshmen. Voting ends on Friday. To vote, you can go to mtvU's site or you can also vote via Mobile by texting the word FRESHMAN to 22422 on your mobile phone.
Hit The Lights has just finished shooting the video for the first single, "Bodybag" with Todd Strauss-Schulson (Early November, Amen, Waking Ashland) in the desert outside the Palm Springs, CA area. Look for the video dropping this summer. In other news, HTL is teaming up w/ ELLEgirl.com and offering one lucky fan the opportunity to win tickets and backstage passes to the Pomona, CA Warped Tour stop on July 7th. The lucky fan will also be doing a live on camera interview with the band that will be posted on ELLEgirl.com - People can enter the contest here.
Here is my review of This Town's Disaster, the excellent debut album from Blackpool Lights. On their AP.net profile (click the band name), we have the lead single "Blue Skies" available for download. Leave your comments!
We've got a new featured download up and running. It's the lead single from Blackpool Lights' upcoming album, This Town's Disaster. The song is "Blue Skies" and it's good, old-fashioned pop-rock. Download it from their AP.net profile and let us know what you think! This Town's Disaster comes out June 20th on Curb Appeal Records. Note: Expect a review of the album very soon.
Hit the Lights will be shooting their video for “Bodybag” this weekend! This is their first video off This is a Stickup...Don't Make it a Murder. The video will be directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson (The Early November, Waking Ashland). You can catch the boys on tour all summer long with Hawthorne Heights (6/19-6/29), Warped Tour (6/30-7/15), and in August/September with Paramore, Cute Is What We Aim For and This Providence.
Blackpool Lights' new album, This Town's Disaster, is now available for pre-order from Tower Records. The first 100 people that order the record get an exclusive polaroid taken by the band while on tour with Anberlin. The disc will hit shelves on June 20th.
Some blurbs about the Cartel / Hit The Lights tour:
-Last night, Cartel played their first acoustic set because Kevin, the drummer, had to head home for the night to attend his brother's graduation. The band played all of Chroma (give or take) with the exception of "Q" and "A".
-Hit The Lights' singer, Colin, has strep throat so the band may need to drop off of a few shows. Expect details on that soon.
DrivenFarOff.com has posted 4 live videos of Hit The Lights performing "309", "Bodybag", "Hey Jealousy", and "These Backs Are Made For Stabbing." You can download them in iPod Video / Quicktime format.
Wanna know if Colin wears boxers or briefs? Or how long it takes Omar to blow dry his hair? You can ask them yourself! Hit the Lights will be doing an interactive chat session tomorrow in honor of their new album's release. Think up your best questions, log on, and ask away! The chat goes down tomorrow, April 11th at 5:30 PM EST. The chat session will be taking place here - make sure to bookmark it for tomorrow.
Hit the Lights and Hot Topic are currently running a contest for you and a friend to win two round-trip airfare tickets to this year's Bamboozle, hotel accommodations, transportation to and from the airport, and of course, two tickets to Bamboozle itself. Click here to enter. Hit the Lights will be playing Bamboozle on Saturday, May 6th.
Don't forget - the first four tracks from Hit the Lights' new record are now streaming on the band's AP.net profile. If you like what you hear, make sure to pre-order the album, and feel free to tell all your friends about it too. Tracks 5-8 will be up late Friday night/early Saturday morning.
Hit the Lights' new album, This Is a Stick Up... Don't Make It a Murder, is now available for pre-order. Pre-orders come with a free shirt (while supplies last). This Is a Stick Up... Don't Make It a Murder hits streets on April 11th through Triple Crown Records.