NO LIGHTS: Stay Awake: 7”

San Francisco’s No Lights play melancholic but melodic post-hardcore with a strong ’90s grunge influence. It’s moody and somber but with harder and harsher tones than that description connotes. So it’s old school emo? Well not quite, but I’ll bet they all really like Rites Of Spring and they do have all their lyrics posted on their website, which is a modern digital version of passing out lyric sheets. So, yeah, that’s in there too, but imagine if those same Rites Of Spring fans were also equally hyped on Joy Division and Nirvana… and then put that in a blender. If riffy gloom is your mood, spin this on an overcast day. –Lorien Lamarr (No Lights, nolightsband.bandcamp.com)