Spotlights Share "Xerox" video; U.S. Tour Begins July 12

Photo by  Miser Photo

Photo by Miser Photo

Spotlights, who released their new album, Love & Decay(http://smarturl.it/LoveAndDecay), last month via Ipecac Recordings, share a video for the track “Xerox” (https://youtu.be/PUytIlDEsMA).

The video, which is shot from the perspective of guitar player Mario Quintero, is a nod to ‘90s alt-rock videos, with the band saying, “we love the way they didn’t take themselves too seriously and kind of make fun of those who do.”

“The video loosely represents what ‘Xerox’ is about as a song. Poking fun and those who use facades in life or in music, as well as showing that you don’t have to take yourself so damn serious cause you make art,” said Quintero, who also directed the clip. “Where the song takes a more serious angle towards those who hide behind falsehoods while perpetuating hate and fear, the video provides some comic relief.”

Spotlights head out on their first headlining tour in support of Love & Decay, kicking off a month of dates on July 12 in Lexington, K.Y. Tickets are on-sale now. Vampyre opens on all dates.


DATES

July 12 Lexington, KY The Green Lantern

July 13 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme

July 14 Toronto, ON Monarch

July 16 Pittsburgh, PA Black Forge 2

July 17 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie

July 18 Brooklyn, NY Sunnyvale

July 19 Harrisonburg, VA The Golden Pony

July 20 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506

July 21 Asheville, NC The Mothlight

July 23 Atlanta, GA The Earl

July 24 Memphis, TN Hi Tone

July 25 Little Rock, AR Vino’s

July 26 Shreveport, LA Bear’s

July 27 Dallas, TX Double Wide

July 28 Austin, TX Beerland

July 30 Phoenix, AZ Valley Bar

July 31 San Diego, CA Bar Pink

August 1 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite

August 2 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside

August 3 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp

August 4 Reno, NV Jub Jub’s (Side Room)

August 6 Salt Lake City, UT The Loading Dock

August 8 Denver, CO Hi-Dive

August 9 Lincoln, NE 1867 Bar

August 12 Chicago, IL Subterranean

Consequence of Sound said the eight-song album combines “elements of post rock, shoegazing, and sludge metal into a unique amalgam of sound that is both heavy and heavenly.” New Noise dubbed the record “essential” and Invisible Oranges said the release “is a kind of sonic parallel to Deftones, who often deal with the same flickering unnameable emotionality within their mixture of dream pop, shoegaze, and heavy music.” Love & Decay is available now via http://smarturl.it/LoveAndDecay.

Spotlights is Mario Quintero (guitar/vocals/programming), Sarah Quintero (bass/vocals) and Chris Enriquez (drums). Mario handled the production work on the eight-track offering. The band’s Ipecac debut, Seismic, arrived in the Fall of 2017. Ghettoblaster said of the album: “They avoid many of the common pitfalls associated with some shoegaze or sludge artists in that the album never feels like it drags. Sometimes doomy, sometimes romantic, it’s as heavy as it is beautiful.” Revolver said Spotlights “balance delicate atmospherics” and “crushing sounds,” while Treble Zine expanded on that sentiment, saying: “… the Quinteros make some truly huge-sounding music, much of it crushing. There’s an ethereality and grace about it, however, which makes the ambitious expanse of Seismic consistently interesting throughout its hour-plus runtime.” During the subsequent tours, Spotlights recorded an Audiotree session, which can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/eS4hKYOhqe0. The band released an EP, Hanging By Faith(https://spoti.fi/2E3LJxs), in June 2018

Rickie McCanna