Friday, January 8, 2010

Review: Strange Lights "Light Bright"

Strange Lights is a male-female duo from Colorado whose new release, "Light Bright", is full of tunes with a dusty, Western folk rock feel. Lonny Roth and Deb Zazzo write and perform dark and dingy songs - nothing particularly light or bright about them. Roth's vocals are rough and scratchy, but suited to the fuzzy musical style and gritty guitars. Zazzo's vocals on the other hand are smooth and angelic by comparison, making for some interesting contrasts when the two sing together. For me, many of the songs are too slow, long, and aimless for my musical tastes, but those of you who dig more experimental and psychedelic indie pop will probably find something here that will brighten your day. Think Cowboy Junkies, The Flaming Lips, and Patti Smith.

Strange Lights on MySpace. Official site.

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