The Dull Blue Lights are a band in between. Drawing from influences as varied as Motown soul, Nuggets psychedelia, and Jamaican rocksteady, the Philadelphia-based group's definitive blend of cascading harmonies, screaming guitars and relentlessly grooving rhythms lives somewhere between each one. The band calls this in-between sound Basement Soul.
"We acknowledge that genre exists, but have no interest in confining ourselves to being just a soul band, or a mod band, or a reggae band, and on and on," lead vocalist/guitarist, Todd Fausnacht, explains. For the band, any type of music they enjoy can become part of the Dull Blue Lights Sound. "For us personally, coming from a scene full of vintage throwback bands, it's a refreshing change."
Formerly known as The Snails, The Dull Blue Lights transformed immensely during the writing of their debut album. "When we started writing this record, we were one band, but by the time we finished recording, we were a different band entirely," Fausnacht elaborates. "We unintentionally told a story of transformation and metamorphosis, which ultimately ended with us becoming The Dull Blue Lights."
Featuring all-analog recording, The Dull Blue Lights was tracked live in five consecutive 12-hour-long sessions at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville, TN with producer Andrija Tokic. With songs nodding to rockabilly, soul, reggae, garage and more, The Dull Blue Lights is an album with a little bit of everything. As drummer, Josh Parry, puts it, "This album is a cathartic journey of a band searching for itself, and discovering that it is everything all at once. We had our fun making it, and we couldn't be more excited to see everyone else have their fun listening to it."
The Dull Blue Lights are Todd Fausnacht (lead vocals/lead guitars), Ben Parry (bass/vocals), Tim Hildebrand (guitar/vocals), MattMacLeod (organ/vocals) and Josh Parry (drums/vocals).
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Upcoming Tour Dates:
7/13 - The Barbary - Philadelphia, PA (Album release show)