Hotel Lights – “Firecracker People” (Bar/None, August 19)

Hotel Lights is one of the few moody indie piano based bands I like. I wrote about the band back in 2006 when they were on the small label Sit N Spin. They’re now on Bar/None (I featured that label in a YouTube retrospective compilation here).

Leader Darren Jessee was famously a part of Ben Folds Five once upon a time. His solo music has always been a lot more somber and thoughtful than BFF, and to me that’s mostly a good thing. But still I wonder if on this new record there are any truly dynamic shifts in sound or tempo. Find out for yourself by pre-ordering this now from Bar/None here.

Firecracker People [Download]

Bonus track

Let Me Be The One [Download]

P.S. I was going to write about the new record from Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band but Muruch’s got it covered already here.

2 Responses to “Hotel Lights – “Firecracker People” (Bar/None, August 19)”

  1. herohill says:

    I've been waiting forever for this record to come out. Thanks for the preview.

  2. muruch says:

    Aw, don't let my post stop you from writing about The Rev! I know you always want to be first, but he needs the love and the new album is even better than his first one.