Spotlights Release Seismic on Oct. 6; Brooklyn Vegan Streaming “Learn To Breathe”







Seismic came out of a reaction to the current state of humanity and the inevitable consequences we will have on this earth and ourselves,” explains Mario. “There’s an odd sense of beauty that comes with destruction, and we tried to capture that musically on this album.” Seismic was produced by Aaron Harris (Isis/Palms) and recorded this spring in Los Angeles. Pre-orders for the 11-track album are available now: (

Spotlights’ previous release, Tidals, earned the band a wide sweep of accolades, including the San Diego Reader who dubbed their music “slow-core heaviosity (think Hum, Melvins, Bloody Valentines).” Clrvynt described the band’s music as “ultra-dense dream-rock” while Brooklyn Vegan deemed the pair “sludgegazers.” The word-of-mouth about the intoxicating album led to the band being handpicked to join Deftones and Refused for their Summer 2016 tour.

The pair, who primarily tour as a three-piece, will join the Melvins for an extensive, 12-week North American tour, launching this evening at the Casbah in San Diego. The full routing is listed below.

Tour dates (all dates with the Melvins):

July 5 San Diego, CA Casbah

July 6 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

July 7 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour

July 8 Fresno, CA Strummer’s

July 9 Sacramento, CA Goldfield Trading Post

July 10 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

July 12 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre

July 13 Seattle, WA The Showbox

July 14 Vancouver, BC Venue Nightclub

July 17 Edmonton, AB Union Hall

July 18 Calgary, AB The Marquee

July 19 Regina, SK The Exchange *

July 20 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret

July 21 Fargo, ND The Aquarium

July 22 Minneapolis, MN Grumpy’s Bash

July 24 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom

July 25 Chicago, IL The Metro

July 26 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme

July 27 Detroit, MI El Club

July 28 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop

July 29 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar

July 31 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater

August 1 Syracuse, NY The Westcott Theater

August 2 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

August 3 New York, NY Irving Plaza

August 4 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer

August 5 Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony

August 6 Baltimore, MD Ottobar

August 7 Harrisburg, VA The Golden Pony *

August 8 Richmond, VA The Broadberry

August 9 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle

August 10 Knoxville, TN The Concourse

August 11 Louisville, KY Headliner’s Music Hall

August 12 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room

August 13 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck

August 15 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre

August 17 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge

August 20 San Jose, CA The Ritz

August 21 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst

August 22 Los Angeles, CA The Echo

September 5 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom

September 6 Tucson, AZ 191 Toole

September 8 Austin, TX The Mohawk

September 9 Dallas, TX Tree’s

September 10 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger

September 11 Houston, TX Warehouse Live (Studio)

September 13 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s

September 14 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall

September 15 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit’s

September 16 Tampa, FL The Orpheum

September 17 Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Culture Room

September 18 Orlando, FL The Social

September 20 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club

September 21 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade (Hell Stage)

September 22 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley

September 23 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone

September 25 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon

September 26 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Co.

September 27 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s

September 28 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room

September 30 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre

October 2 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad

October 3 Flagstaff, AZ The Green Room

* Spotlights only

Seismic track listing:
1. Seismic
2. Learn To Breathe
3. The Size of the Planet
4. Ghost of a Glowing Forest
5. Under the Earth
6. A Southern Death
7. The Opening
8. What Is This, Where Are We
9. Hollow Bones
10. Hang Us All

11. The Hope of a Storm

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