Scorching Metalgazers SPOTLIGHTS Drop ‘WE ARE ALL ATOMIC’ EP

Written by on 5th March 2020

Scorching Metalgazers SPOTLIGHTS Drop ‘WE ARE ALL ATOMIC’ EP

Atmospheric doom-meets-shoegaze outfit will drop boundary-pushing new EP ahead of summer tour supporting FAITH NO MORE and KORN

 

Following their acclaimed 2019 album Love and Decay and the announcement of their slot on this summer’s massive Faith No More / Korn package, Brooklyn trio SPOTLIGHTS return with the ambitious new We Are All Atomic EP to further validate the majesty of their singular shoegaze/doom/post-metal blend..

Initially released as the capstone to Year One of the Blues Funeral Recordings POSTWAX subscription series, We Are All Atomic sees SPOTLIGHTS diving deeper into sweeping, droning, atmospheric soundscapes and pulsating, thrumming dirges.

Founded by bassist and vocalist Sarah Quintero and guitarist, synthesist, drummer and vocalist Mario Quintero, with Chris Enriquez joining later on drums, SPOTLIGHTS‘ 2016 debut long-player, Tidals, earned the band a wide sweep of accolades and saw them hand-picked to join the Deftones and Refused on tour that year.

Signing to Ipecac Recordings for 2017’s Seismic, more touring was undertaken, including a lengthy stint with The Melvins, laying groundwork for the massive Love & Decay album in 2019.

 Of We Are All Atomic, Mario says:

“I wanted this to feel immediate and raw, in a very loose way, encapsulating the beginning to the end of a life or cycle. Not a human or animal life, but a cycle of anything. Everything from a wave in the ocean, to a life, to the universe itself is a cycle, moving through a tumultuous beginning, a settled middle and a catastrophic ending.”

We Are All Atomic will be released on digital, CD and LP from Blues Funeral Recordings on March 27th.

SPOTLIGHTS tour dates supporting Faith No More and Korn this summer:

Aug. 7 2020     Denver, CO     Pepsi Center
Aug. 9 2020     Salt Lake City, UT     USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 11 2020     Auburn, WA     White River Amphitheatre
Aug. 13 2020     Wheatland, CA     Toyota Amphitheatre
Aug. 14 2020     Mountain View, CA     Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug. 16 2020     Irvine, CA     Five Point Amphitheatre
Aug. 17 2020     Phoenix, AZ     Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 19 2020     Albuquerque, NM     Isleta Amphitheater
Aug. 21 2020     Dallas, TX     Dos Equis Pavilion
Aug. 22 2020     Austin , TX     Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Aug. 23 2020     The Woodlands, TX     Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 25 2020     Alpharetta, GA     Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 27 2020     Scranton, PA     The Pavilion at Montage Mountain

 







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