Sweet Lights (ex-Kurt Vile & The War On Drugs) debut album out 30th April
aaamusic | On 08, Apr 2012
On Monday 30th April 2012 ex-Kurt Vile & War On Drugs guitarist Shai Halperin will release his self-titled debut LP under the moniker SWEET LIGHTS.
Halperin’s musical journey began in his hometown of Philadelphia with The Capitol Years, in which Kurt Vile and Adam Granduciel both featured. It was while touring throughout the US with The Capitol Years that a friendship and close working relationship with Daniel Johnston blossomed which began with Shai’s cover of Johnston’s ‘True Love Will Find You in the End’. The affiliation with these renowned songwriters is reflective throughout the debut, with Halperin marshalling the classic elements of modern pop music and displaying his own songwriting credentials with a masterful mixture of dynamic, genre-bending song craft, innovative arrangements and surreal, poignant lyricism.
Sweet Lights ‘Sweet Lights’ tracklisting:
Message On The Wire
Are We Gonna Work It Out
You Won’t Be There
A Hundred Needle Pins
Relate To You
Ballad Of Kurt Vile 2
Tell Us All About It
Here Comes The Son
Below is the video to Sweet Lights debut single ‘Endless Town’ – a very nice visual introduction. Directed by Albert Birney and Vanessa Lauria this beautifully animated video features 19th Century characters who are actual ancestors of Sweet Lights’ Shai Halperin. ‘Endless Town’ is available now on a very lovely transparent 7″ vinyl via Highline Records.
Sweet Lights will be playing the following shows this summer:
Saturday 19th May – London, Union Chapel (daytime show)
Tuesday 22nd May – London, The Lexington
Friday 31st August – Sunday 2nd September – END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL