Monday, January 11, 2010
Bridges and Blinking Lights release "Heroes, Guns and Snakes" on March 2, 2010!
“Coy, clever and shameless, Bridges & Blinking Lights sets its brazen pop hook-mongering in a weightless, irresistible bed of shoegaze.” – Dave Sims, PASTE Magazine
Bridges & Blinking Lights began life in Denton, Texas as catharsis for singer/guitarist Jake Wilganowski. In early 2006, the quartet (comprised of bassist Michael Lile, guitarist Marc Montoya, vocalist Jake Wilganowski, and drummer Christopher Considine) began work on what would eventually become Standing on The Same Stick. Their 2007 debut album was self-produced and tagged as one of the year’s best local releases. Bridges & Blinking Lights quickly gained a reputation for their energetic live shows and chunky indie-pop hooks. In the winter of 2008, the band began working with acclaimed Texas engineer Matt Pence (also the drummer of Centro-matic and South San Gabriel) on their sophomore album Heroes, Guns & Snakes, to be released on March 2, 2010.
Bridges & Blinking Lights are working on a music video and will soon embark on a Midwest tour.
01.16.10 - Ft. Worth, TX - The Moon
01.28.10 - Dallas, TX - Trees
01.31.10 - Denton, TX - Hailey's
02.27.10 - Dallas, TX - Doublewide (CD Release Show)
03.04.10 - Denton, TX - Silverleaf (CD Release Show)
Press for Bridges & Blinking Lights:
“Simply put: this disc is one of the all time bests from a Dallas/Ft. Worth artist. Amazing layers of guitars and vocals tip their hats to the avant-garde without ever losing their pop sensibilities. The full-length debut is a rare gem…” – Mark Beneventi, Lit Magazine
“Someone in this indie act knows what the heck they’re doing. The winsome-then-wiggly harmonies and riffing sound like My Morning Jacket on vacation in the Canadian wilderness.” – Mike Daniel, Dallas Morning News
“Without so much as one skipper, these boys have struck indie-pop gold. It’s what the South and a little ‘70s irresponsibility would do to your favorite Guided By Voices.” – Merritt Martin, Dallas Observer
Bridges & Blinking Lights - Heroes, Guns & Snakes
Release date: March 2, 2010
Posted: 1/11/2010 01:07:00 PM