The Mystery Lights • (USA. Wick Records)
Secular garage rock for the boys & girls! With a live show known for its raw, visceral energy and relentless assault – leaving little to no stoppage between songs – the Mystery Lights have barreled through countless NYC haunts and DIY venues, quickly amassing a fervent local following. Upon the release of their self-titled full-length on Daptone imprint Wick Records in 2016, The Mystery Lights were quickly crowned “one of New York’s finest garage rock bands” by NME.
After two years of break-neck, non-stop touring, the group settled back into Queens to prepare for their second full- length record, ” Too Much Tension”. While keeping the hard-hitting approach of the first LP, “TMT” finds the group digging deeper into their well of eclectic influences, enriching their sound while echoing the past. Mixing the eerie, insistent synth sounds of groups like The Normal and Suicide, the energy and swagger of punk’s golden age, the pop sensibility of The Kinks, and the stark, deliberate execution of Television – The Mystery Lights are taking their idiosyncratic brand of rock and roll to dizzying new heights.