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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:



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.

Reviews coming in for Ten Million Lights

17 Nov

Big thanks to Nick from Northwest Adventures in Audio for his well thought out review of the debut Ten Million Lights record.  He said, “10ml’s panned mix of Emily Logan’s caramel vocals and Ryan Carroll’s ashtray mouth resonates over eerie, well-layered guitars, but the metronome hi-hats make this release perfect for driving through the crisp Willamette breeze of autumn.” – Read the whole review here.

More blog love for Ten Million Lights from Largehearted Boy who included Fast Asleep on his Daily Download along with other artists like British Sea Power, Badly Drawn Boy, Girl Talk, The Shape Of The Earth, Concretes, Swim Party and more.

2+2=5 from Italy were gracious enough to add Kill Yr Idols to their playlist “The Art of Copyright Killing #49” along with artists like Mew, 65daysofstatic, Suuns, Menomena, Deerhunter, Manic Street Preachers, Trembling Blue Stars, and more.

Soundtrack2 featured Still Point on their “Ep. 48: You Faded” as well as a ton of other great tracks from A Sunny Day In Glasgow, Lilys, Love As Laughter, The Darkside, Matthew Dear, Secret Knives and more.

Backseat Sandbar also included Ten Million Lights in their post “Top Album Releases: October 2010”

Different Kitchen loves Ten Million Lights

27 Oct

Thanks to Ian from the esteemed, Different Kitchen, for posting about Ten Million Lights and linking to Kill Yr Idols.

Also thanks to Daniel from Sweden for including The Longing And The Waiting on his blog ACE.

Best Fall Releases include Ten Million Lights

15 Oct

Big thanks to Indie Rock Cafe for including Ten Million Lights in the their list of Best Fall Releases and calling it “Fantastically catchy music” along with other amazing artists like Great Lakes, Sunset, So So Glos, Fox in the Henhouse, The Brute Chorus and tons more.

Styzer from Hits In The Car in Denmark also listed Ten Million Lights and linked to the debut single Kill Yr Idols along with great tracks from The Wonderland Washouts, Blonde Summer, and Radical Face.

Ten Million Lights #5 on We Are Hunted

13 Oct

Ten Million Lights are excited to be #5 on We Are Hunted‘s 99 Most Popular Emerging Songs along with great company like The Moondoggies, Bruno Mars, and The Fresh & Onlys.  Thanks for listening!

Ride  The Tempo posted a link to Kill Yr Idols saying “Ten Million Lights definitely have that chillwave factor,” and promising a review shortly.

Thanks again to Largehearted Boy for including once again including Kill Yr Idols; this time in his Try Before You Buy column and to Collecting Vinyl Records for listing the new release.

KEXP Announces Ten Million Lights CD Release

13 Oct

Ten Million Lights want to thank Jim Beckman from KEXP for announcing the release of their debut CD along with other amazing releases from The Fresh & Onlys, Idlewild, The Postelles, Wild Nothing and more.

Thanks to Someone’s In The Wolf for including Kill Yr Idols in a fun Top 10 post for 10/10/10 with songs from The Big Pink, Mew, The Dirty Secrets, and The Black Keys among others.

Buzz Grinder also included Ten Million Lights in their list of new releases including releases from amazing bands like Badly Drawn Boy, The Orb Featuring David Gilmore, Black Heart Procession and more.

Ten Million Lights cross the Atlantic

11 Oct

Ten Million Lights has gotten some blog exposure from Europe, including a nice write up from RadioSpin in Italy.  Planeta Pop from Spain posted Kill Yr Idols along with new songs from Silver Swans, Elizabeth & The Catapults, Impossible Hair and more.

Thanks again to David from Largehearted Boy for posting Kill Yr Idols in his Daily Downloads last week.  This week he listed Ten Million Lights as an “Interesting Music Release