Spotlights, the Brooklyn-based trio, have released the newfor “Learn to Breathe,” and it is one monster of a track. I don’t like that it’s being promoted as “post-metal” because, what the fuck is that? What it is is sludgy and doomy and really good. While the low end is thick and heavy with a bass guitar that sounds like a sledgehammer, there’s an interesting and persistent high-end synth sound that, while unusual sounds fantastic.
Check out the track on this page.
The stark black and white live clip was directed by Ryan Sutherby, producer and cinematographer of the Melvins’ documentary, The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale.
Spotlights recently released a five-track EP, titled Hanging by Faith. The EP includes a stirring rendition of The Cure’s “Faith” as well as the cinematic song, “The Hanging (Hang Us All).”
Spotlights Tour Dates:
Co-headlining with The Life and Times
October 17 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
October 18 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlie’s
October 19 Detroit, MI Small’s
October 20 Toronto, ON Hard Luck
October 21 Pittsburgh, PA Cattivo
October 22 Washington, DC DC9
October 23 Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle
October 24 Boston, MA Sonia
October 25 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
Spotlights is a Brooklyn-based trio featuring married couple Mario and Sarah Quintero alongside drummer Chris Enriquez. The band released Seismic in the fall of 2017 via Ipecac Recordings. Revolver said the outfit “balances delicate atmospherics” and “crushing sounds” on the Aaron Harris (ISIS/Palms) produced release, while Loudwire noted Spotlights’ knack for “letting songs breathe, taking their time in building up a track’s strength and beauty simultaneously.” Treble Zinenamed the album one of the Top 20 metal releases of 2017, saying “Seismic is an atmospheric sludge odyssey that lives up to the earth-moving implications of its title.”
Rock Hard \m/