Reviews and Suggestions

CD Review: Lights On “Here Comes the Ocean”

I’m sitting in a room lit by five candles. Why? Because the electricity in my apartment has been turned off by The Man. No refrigerator, no internet, no music, no hot water – nothing.  And then I recall a song I heard recently: “We Live Underground” by Lights On; a fresh post-punk band from San Diego, CA.

Ha! I can’t help but smile. Freaky fuzz tones, crazy synth, pounding drums and penetrating vocals, “I can go for days on end/take what’s mine and leave the rest”…“take no refuge/leave no trace/we can live by candlelight” – I was hooked. And when I got my hands on their debut album, Here Comes the Ocean, released July 6th, the power returned to my apartment. Lights On!