Stream Spotlights’ New Dream-Sludge Masterpiece Seismic in Full


Dream-sludge duo Spotlights have created quite a lot of buzz for themselves lately — not to mention impressing the pants off everyone here at the MS Mansion — so, after hearing a couple of tracks from their new album Seismic, it’s high time we get to hear it in full.

And Seismic does not disappoint, finding the duo of Mario and Sarah Quintero expertly weaves downtuned sludge riffs with dreamy, atmospheric soundscapes in dramatic fashion. Extrapolated over a full album — this one produced by Aaron Harris (Isis/Palms) — the dynamic range of how far that formula can stretch is quite impressive; this is, mercifully, not one of those album on which all the songs blend together.

Explains Mario:

Seismic came out of a reaction to the current state of humanity and the inevitable consequences we will have on this earth and ourselves. There’s an odd sense of beauty that comes with destruction, and we tried to capture that musically on this album.

Check it out below. Seismic comes out on October 6th via Ipecac Records; pre-order here. Catch them on tour with Hundredth starting November 30th — dates underneath the stream.

November 30 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
December 1 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bazaar
December 2 Philadelphia, PA Boot and Saddle
December 3 Somerville, MA Once Ballroom
December 5 Millvale, PA The Funhouse at Mr. Small’s
December 6 Lakewood, OH Mahalls
December 7 Lansing, MI The Loft
December 8 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
December 10 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
December 12 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
December 13 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
December 15 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
December 16 Mesa, AZ The Underground
December 18 Austin, TX Sidewinder
December 19 Dallas, TX Dirty 30
December 20 Houston, TX Walter’s
December 22 Birmingham, AL The Syndicate Lounge
December 23 Atlanta, GA Masquerade

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