COME AND SEE U.S STARS PRETTY LIGHTS AT UK/IRELAND GIGS
Pretty Lights Trilogy of EPs for 2010
Pretty Lights are already big in the game in the US, having had over half a million downloads and sell out tours they are also headlining a 10,000 capacity show in their homeland this summer.
Pretty Lights are now confirmed to play…
· 26-Jun Glastonbury Pilton, England
· 30-Jun Sneaky Pete's Edinburgh, Scotland
· 2-Jul Wakestock Festival Gwynedd, Wales
· 3-Jul Wireless Festival London, England
· 4-Jul Wireless Festival London, England
· 5-Jul Tripod Dublin, Ireland
Now its time to show the UK what they are all about; June 15th and October 12th see Colorado-based producer Pretty Lights, aka Derek Vincent Smith, set to release parts 2 and 3 of a trilogy of EPs. Drummer Cory Eberhard forms the touring band.
In an effort to get his music directly to his fans as soon as it’s written, Derek will record the EPs only a few weeks before each release. It’s a pretty gutsy move to set release dates without finished material, but for Derek, who’s been recording albums and immediately releasing them for free on the internet since 2006, setting deadlines like this isn’t a big deal.
Pretty Lights’ last three albums, Taking Up Your Precious Time, Filling Up The City Skies, and Passing By Behind Your Eyes have been downloaded over 500,000 times from www.PrettyLightsMusic.com – please visit the site for the music. These tracks juxtapose beautiful vintage samples against backdrops of futuristic synthesis and dirty broken beats, creating a sound that can snap your neck while simultaneously filling you with emotion. And as Pretty Lights looks ahead to his next three projects, his music could take him anywhere.
Since he started touring in 2008, Pretty Lights’ mix of electric beats, vintage samples, and DJ Shadow-esque throwbacks have earned a dedicated following across the United States. With an ambitious live setup that includes the addition of Cory Eberhard on drums and stunning visuals, Pretty Lights’ performances have become the stuff of legend. One year later, Pretty Lights sold out 65 venues across the country with many fans begging for extra tickets at the door. This spring, Derek crisscrossed the country again, hitting up SXSW, Ultra Music Festival, and Coachella in the process. With sold out dates, he’ll also be stopping in on 20 cities he’s yet to perform in, with the addition of exciting gigs here in the UK this summer as mentioned above.