ULTRA VIOLENT LIGHTS ready their debut album HERE IN FILTH due October 27th on Command! Records & Distributed through SideCho Media.
Brooklyn trio ULTRA VIOLENT LIGHTS profess there’s “no reason to act like we do,” a sentiment that is hauntingly evident throughout the album’s 10 ambitious tracks, spanning a range of inspiration and influence from the band’s rock ‘n’ roll predecessors of past decades.
Drawing comparisons to everything from Nirvana to Echo and the Bunnymen, ULTRA VIOLENT LIGHTS layer sing-along melodies among raw, distorted rock. "It's really the only healthy way I've ever been able to get anything out of my system,” confesses guitarist ADAM LEWIS. “So many things in life can make you feel small, but through music, I'm bigger than anything. Every anxiety and fucked-up thing I've been through comes out in notes and chords. The crazy and obscure comes from reality, and it's never been forced or contrived."
Rather than celebrating fantasy world excess, singer NICHOLAS FAIELLA makes listeners feel like they’ve been there every step of the way. “Lyrically I tend to push and pull between what I think I am, what I really am, and who I'd like to be,” he explains. "I really try to speak for the three of us, instead of just writing for me." Among Faiella’s subject matter, the music of ULTRA VIOLENT LIGHTS echoes the band’s own unraveling and triumphs, as well as those who came before them, bordering on nihilism and hope.
Along with drummer ROBI GONZALEZ, FAIELLA and LEWIS deliver the band’s grit and mystique through sweat-soaked live shows, best served in packed, dark rooms. To coincide with the upcoming October 27 release of HERE IN FILTH, ULTRA VIOLENT LIGHTS are already confirmed for a string of East Coast dates, including appearances at CMJ ’09. The band is intent on staying on the road, as they are eager to travel and make new fans and friends along the way, inviting everyone to show up, lose their minds, tell their friends, and be as much a part of the experience as they are.
DOWNLOAD their track "Spiders Eat the Flies" HERE (right click save as)!!
Recent praise for ULTRA VIOLENT LIGHTS includes:
"Ultra Violent Lights flat out rock. Ultra Violent Lights? More like Ultra Violent Hits. Great album, I'll be keeping this in rotation." -Tommy Walter, Eels
"It's not everyday a band can relocate to NYC and not become some flannel clad parody of themselves. While others get all artsy and lose their cool, Ultra Violent Lights keep it dirty and rock n' roll. Watch out kids, these dudes slay." -Travis Keller, Buddyhead
"Ultra Violent Lights are familiar without being redundant. They may be responsible for making NYC finally move, but it could get bloody." -Michael Jurin, Stellastarr*
"...Ultra Violent Lights' grungy, 90s garage rock feel makes sense. 'Here In The Filth' sounds straight up guy in tattered sweater cradling a guitar, expelling abrasively raw yet poetic vocals, as candles flickering nearby - like an untouched outtake from Nirvana's infamous Unplugged session in 1993." - RCRDLBL.COM
"Ultra Violent Lights is a great rock band with a large dynamic range, solid musical parts, and quality melodies and lyrics." - Ilan Rubin, Nine Inch Nails
The complete track listing for HERE IN FILTH:
1. Skin & Bones
2. Spiders Eat The Flies
3. Some Kind Of Season
4. Sleep Now
5. Here In Filth
6. In Lieu Of Pay
7. The Spell (NYC)
8. A Martyr In Me
9. Buried At The Bottom Of Silverlake
10. Thick As Thieves