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Airplay for Ten Million Lights

31 May

The last couple of months have been a whirlwind with releasing the Bellicose EP, our full length Sour Oranges and the upcoming Drummer’s Dream EP.  We have been very thankful for all the support we’ve gotten from DKFM, Primal Radio and DJ Ola from Ola’s Kool Kitchen.  We’ve also gotten a couple of fun spots on local radio including KPSU.

KPSU‘s show The House of Sarcasm did a live in studio with our friends The Reverberations and talked about the upcoming Nugget’s Night where we will release our Drummer’s Dream EP, a collection of 60’s psych covers.  They also played Falling Apart off our new record, along with other Portland bands we’ve shared the stage with like The Pynnacles and The Fire Nuns.  Check it out here: https://www.kpsu.org/house-of-sarcasm/the-house-of-sarcasm-10-live-in-studio-with-the-reverberations-nuggets-night-special-local-rock-from-portland-or/

Longtime supports from Windsor, Canada played our song Revolt appropriately on CJAM’s Revolution Rock show along with noise rockers A Place to Bury Strangers, local favs The Wipers, and tons more.  Check it out here: http://revrock.blogspot.com/2018/04/the-state-of-music-pentagonblack-no4.html

Turn Up The Volume from Belguim included us in a post of seven bands they’ve been playing on repeat for the past week including Oskar Braves, Vacation Forever, Dutch Tulips and more. https://turnupthevolume.blog/2018/05/28/seven-in-the-mix-7-crackers-for-week-22/

And last but not least, thanks to Drive By Media for starting off this playlist with our song Dakota\Code\Talker along with songs from Dirty Sidewalks, Beach House and other great bands.  https://playmoss.com/en/drivebymedia/playlist/monthtwo-4_2018_drivebymedia

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TBTCI hosts Ten Million Lights for a Track by Track

18 May

The Blog That Celebrates Itself

Big thanks to Renato from The Blog That Celebrates Itself for asking Ten Million Lights to do a Track-By-Track on its new release Sour Oranges.  Ryan, Eric, and Emily all contributed to discuss the lyrics, the songwriting and how they felt about the songs.  Renato himself described the record as “Melodious noise”, and “impossible to stop listening to.”

Check it all out here: https://theblogthatcelebratesitself.blogspot.com/2018/05/ten-million-lights-sour-oranges-track.html

Swan Singing lauds Ten Million Lights

16 May

Thank you to Swan Singing, a blog from Poland who wrote a nice review of Sour Oranges.  You can read the English translation below:

“Obviously, they sing about love. As in my favourite track on the album, “Red Tornado”, in which they blame the Cupid for treacherous shots. And they do it in particularly danceable and charming way of shoegazing pop from the 90. No wonder that they list Jesus and Mary Chain, Swervedriver and Lush among their inspirations. “Red Tornado” smoothly transforms into another outstanding track of the album: “Smother”, in which they included the band’s motto: “drive faster, love harder, die following your heart”.
Another great song would be “Revolt” with its aggressively psychedelic guitars and calm vocal supported by the bass line. Although there are more peaceful tracks on the album, the band is best in rocking psychedelia. Very tasteful sour oranges.”

IndieCentralMusic Discover Ten Million Lights

20 Apr

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Lots of love to IndieCentralMusic for including Ten Million Lights in their new music spotlight called Discover and sharing the song Red Tornado.  They said lots of nice things including, “Gorgeous vocals”, and “Their songs get stuck in your head, in the good way.”  They described the sound as, ” fast and loud dreamy psych-pop that’s a little heavy, but all-organic and tasty.”

Check it out here: http://indiecentralmusic.com/2018/04/21/discover-ten-million-lights-red-tornado/

 

Tankboy Catches Up with Ten Million Lights

23 Mar

Thanks to Jim Kopeny from Tankboy for writing up Ten Million Lights and sharing new song Red Tornado.  Jim got to know us during our Saturna days and ribbed us for taking so long to follow up to our first record, and says, “Ten Million Lights have changed their sound a bit, adding more straightforward hard rocking and chugging guitars to the dreamier elements of their earlier music, with a dash of the poppier muscles they flexed in the Saturna days. If “Red Tornado” is indicative of this slightly new direction then Sour Oranges will probably find a welcome place in my music collection.”

Glad you are enjoying the music, Jim!

Check out the post here: http://tankboyprime.blogspot.com/2018/03/get-caught-up-in-ten-million-lights-red.html

 

Primal Music give Ten Million Lights rave review

6 Mar

Thanks a ton to Del Chaney, from Dublin based The Primal Music Blog, for the most well thought out and delightful review we’ve ever received.  He starts with “Portland based ‘Ten Million Lights’ pull influences from from shoegaze, post-punk and modern psych rock to craft and create a sound so luscious it will have you instantly hooked.”

Check out the whole review here:  http://primalmusicblog.com/music/ep-review-ten-million-lights-bellicose/

 

VPRO lauds the neo-Psychedelia and Ten Million Lights

1 Feb

Thank you to Dutch magazine VPRO for discussing the neo-psychedelic bands and including Ten Million Lights in the mix.  They say, ” I am overjoyed with the great neo-psychedelic wave of the last years: The Black Ryder, The Blue Angel Lounge, Singapore Sling, Indian Jewelry, The Laurels, The Koolaid Electric Company, Moon Duo, Ten Million Lights, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Electric Mainline and many, many others. Preferably on vinyl, but mostly also on Spotify. The leaders of this wave are The Black Angels from Austin, Texas for me. Great drones, nice guitar sound and a singer who seems to be a reincarnation of Nico from The Velvet Underground.”
Check it out here: https://3voor12.vpro.nl/lokaal/friesland/artikelen/overzicht/2013/januari/het-spotify-lijstje-van-sjouke-nauta.html

Ten Million Lights to play Reverb Records Fuzzy Ball Festival

9 Dec

The Fuzzy Ball at Neumos in Seattle

Ten Million Lights is excited to be invited by Reverb Records to play The Fuzzy Ball on Dec. 16th at Neumos in Seattle, WA and Dec. 17th at the Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR.  The Fuzzy Ball is a tribute to shoegaze and psychedelic rock and will feature many of the bands from the Songs From A Sonic Place compilation.

The lineups for the shows will differ slightly with the Seattle show including The Prids, Pete International Airport, The Purrs, The Upsidedown, This Blinding Light, Dazzling Strangers, C’est La Mort, Rick Bain & The Genius Position, Ten Million Lights, Joy Wants Eternity and DJ Shani Thunders, while the Portland show mixes in Hypatia Lake, Hawkeye, Happy Prescriptions, Go Fever, We Miss The Earth, and DJ Wednesday.

Big thanks to Waved Rumor, Einstein Music Journal and Mad Mackerel for spreading the word on their blogs.

Ten Million Lights make CD Hotlist

7 Dec

Ten Million Lights are pleased to be included in Baker & Taylor’s CD Hotlist.  Thomas Bell wrote that 10ML is, “Bliss-rock ambience with irresistible pop hooks,” and “gorgeous ethereal melodies and male/female vocal harmonies.”  Check out the whole review here.

Top 10 Albums of 2010 include Ten Million Lights

1 Dec

Ten Million Lights is very excited to be included in The Dumbing Of America’s Top 10 Albums of 2010, coming in at #7.  The list also included fellow Portland, OR band The Prids, coming in at #5 among bands like Crocodiles, The Black Angels, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and more.

Big thanks to Fede from Spain for sharing Ten Million Lights with the world on his blog Los Mundos De Fede.  He described the music as “Sonidos que combinan el electro-rock con percusiones y bases programadas, la psicodélia shoegazer y las guitarras distorsionadas.”

Also thanks to 2+2=5 from Italy who posted Ten Million Lights’ song Fast Asleep on their Art of Copyright Killing #50 along with other artists like !!! (chk chk chk), Kyte, Syrofoam, Weezer, Chute, Ben Folds and more.