LANTERNS rise triumphantly from the hollowed indie rock grounds of San Diego with Apocalypse Youth, a fiery collection of noisy pop songs. Beginning tomorrow, the band will take their show on the road for a quick West Coast swing in support of the new five-song EP.
As the opening chords of distortion ring from Apocalypse Youth and the drums build to a sharp climax, there is a genuine feeling of excitement. The four young men of Lanterns do nothing to quell that anticipation across the EP’s raging sound. The band washes its songs in waves of glorious feedback, yet buried right beneath the surface lay shards of penetrating melody. With anthemic guitars and powerful, thought-provoking lyrics, Lanterns is a beacon of hope in this crowded musical landscape. Imagine if you will And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead without all the pretension weighing them down.
NOV 06 – Eugene, OR @ Taboo
NOV 07 – Portland, OR @ The Modern Age
NOV 08 – Bambridge Island, WA @ 4054 West Blakely Avenue
NOV 09 – Seattle, WA @ The Fun House
NOV 10 – Tacoma, WA @ Viaduct
NOV 12 – Portland, OR @ 5025 SE Market Street
NOV 13 – Ashland, OR @ SU Basement Room 127
NOV 14 – Stockton, CA @ The Blackwater Cafe
NOV 15 – Monterey, CA @ The Lounge Underground w/ Novel Heroes
NOV 19 – Modesto, CA @ The Queen Bean w/ Novel Heroes
NOV 20 – Isla Vista, CA @ Biko Garage
NOV 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ BBQ at Gaucho w/ Meho Plaza
NOV 22 – San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe w/ Weatherbox, Meho Plaza