Native Lights ready debut for Passive Recordings

Tulsa, OK’s Native Lights will release their debut full-length on Passive Recordings this Spring. The Self-Titled album is now available for Pre-Order and is officially out in March of 2015.
You can stream the second single right now. “Black Wall Street” is premiering exclusively on Stereogum. “Blue Star” previously premiered on NPR.
Guitarist/Vocalist Bryce Chambers (Ester Drang) and Bassist Johnathon Ford (Unwed Sailor) form the core of Native Lights. The two musicians have contributed their fair share of captivating sounds in their various musical projects for 20+ years. Native Lights’ array of lush, hearty, sincere songs are indebted to the pioneering sounds of the infamous Slowdive, the 4AD instrumental outfit Dif Juz, shoegaze heavyweights My Bloody Valentine, and the dark, angular sounds of 90s rockers Codeine and The Jesus Lizard.
After releasing a 7” single titled “Blackwater,” featuring the self titled single and an Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark cover, the band recorded their debut album in the dark corridors of an abandoned cattle auction facility found somewhere in the outskirts of rural Hominy, Oklahoma. The facility’s worn facade, crumbling walls and caving ceiling felt like the perfect place to track the group’s vast, cinematic brand of shoegaze-bent discordant dream-pop.
After the recording process was completed, the band travelled to Louisville, KY to mix the album with Kevin Ratterman (Young Widows, My Morning Jacket, Maserati) at his famed La La Land Studio. The end result is a hallowed somberness, painted by the sounds of Native Lights, expelled in the form of swooning leads, hollow resonance, shimmery beats, and a mournful medley of lost voices. Thus the first Native Lights full-length record was born.
MAR 03 – Wichita, KS @ Lucky’s Everyday
MAR 04 – Denver, CO @ The Walnut Room w/ Wray
MAR 05 – Ogden, UT @ ALLEGED w/ Wray
MAR 06 – Boise, ID @ Crazy Horse w/ Wray
MAR 07 – Portland, OR @ Kelly’s Olympian w/ Wray
MAR 09 – Seattle, WA @ The Rendezvous / Jewelbox Theater w/ Wray
MAR 11 – Oakland, CA @ Leo’s w/ Wray
MAR 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Handbag Factory w/ Wray
MAR 15 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace w/ Wray
MAR 16 – Marfa, TX @ Lost Horse Saloon w/ Wray
MAR 21 – Hot Springs, AR @ Valley Of The Vapors Festival
APR 02 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
APR 04 – San Antonio, TX @ The Korova w/ mewithoutYou
APR 07 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room w/ mewithoutYou