Mike Brandon and L.A. Solano have been in many different versions of The
Mystery Lights under assorted monikers since their teens. In a heroic jump from
the small town of Salinas, California to NYC, the band solidified its lineup to now
include Alex Amini on bass, and Zach Butler on drums.
The explosive live shows gradually became the stuff of legend, as the quintet
won their following one fan at a time in dives from Brooklyn to the Bowery.
Organically unfolding over the nights months and years, the Lights’ sound has
evolved into a fuzz-fueled hopped-up 21st Century take on 60s garage pebbles,
and artful 70s punk, that is all their own.
When Daptone Records launched their Wick Records rock imprint, they wasted
no time approaching The Mystery Lights as their inaugural act. After Wick officially
released The Mystery Lights’ debut LP, recorded at Daptone Records’ House of
Soul studio, they’ve been on the road ever since.
2018 finds these Rock’n’Roll knights globe hopping from continent to continent teasing
their highly anticipated sophomore LP ' Too Much Tension ' which is expected to land in Spring 2019.
(written by Jonathan Toubin)
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