Parade of Lights ‘Golden’ EP Out TodayMar 25, 2014
Combining equal parts rock, new wave, and shoegaze, Los Angeles alternative-electro quartet Parade of Lights blend 80′s influences with anthem-ready indie pop on its latest “Golden” EP, out today on Astralwerks.
The collection includes the buoyant, surging synth-pop lead single “We’re The Kids”, “Burn,” a raucous anthem that pairs surging guitars with a booming drum groove, “The Island,” which reveals the bands’ unique range of influences and is newly available for streaming, and title track “Golden.” Most recently featured in NBC’s Sochi Olympics TV campaign, the track is propulsive with layers of static-laced synth and a hook-heavy chorus. “If you need a pump-up [listen to] ‘Golden’ by Parade of Lights” says NYLON of the song.
Coming off a successful SXSW run earlier this month, where Buzzfeed proclaimed the band on of its “50 SXSW Acts You Need To Hear”, the band have little time to rest before heading back out on the road with Brooklyn-based alt-indie quartet X Ambassadors.
Upcoming Tour w/ X Ambassadors
4/8 – Rochester, NY – Bug Jar
4/9 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
4/10 – Hamden, CT – The Space
4/11 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
4/12 – Philadelphia, PA Milk Boy
4/13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox, PA
4/15 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
4/16 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s Tavern
4/17 – Kalamazoo, MI – Wild Bull
“A SXSW act you need to hear” – Buzzfeed
“If you need a pump-up [listen to] ‘Golden’ by Parade of Lights” – NYLON
“Danceable indie rock that draws influences from ’90s shoegaze bands, making alternative electro-anthems that might garner comparisons to Imagine Dragons, early MGMT, and M83.” – Interview