Spotlights share new music video for “Xerox”

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Spotlights, who released their new album, “Love & Decay”, last month via Ipecac Recordings, share a video for the track “Xerox”.

The video, which is shot from the perspective of guitar player Mario Quintero, is a nod to 90s alt-rock videos, with the band saying, “we love the way they didn’t take themselves too seriously and kind of make fun of those who do”.

“The video loosely represents what "Xerox" is about as a song. Poking fun and those who use facades in life or in music, as well as showing that you don’t have to take yourself so damn serious cause you make art”, said Quintero, who also directed the clip. “Where the song takes a more serious angle towards those who hide behind falsehoods while perpetuating hate and fear, the video provides some comic relief”.

Watch the video for “Xerox” below.

Spotlights are also heading out on their first headlining US tour in support of Love & Decay, kicking off a month of dates on July 12 in Lexington, K.Y.

North American Tour Dates 2019:
July 12 Lexington, KY The Green Lantern
July 13 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme
July 14 Toronto, ON Monarch
July 16 Pittsburgh, PA Black Forge 2
July 17 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
July 18 Brooklyn, NY Sunnyvale
July 19 Harrisonburg, VA The Golden Pony
July 20 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
July 21 Asheville, NC The Mothlight
July 23 Atlanta, GA The Earl
July 24 Memphis, TN Hi Tone
July 25 Little Rock, AR Vino’s
July 26 Shreveport, LA Bear’s
July 27 Dallas, TX Double Wide
July 28 Austin, TX Beerland
July 30 Phoenix, AZ Valley Bar
July 31 San Diego, CA Bar Pink
August 1 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite
August 2 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
August 3 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp
August 4 Reno, NV Jub Jub’s (Side Room)
August 6 Salt Lake City, UT The Loading Dock
August 8 Denver, CO Hi-Dive
August 9 Lincoln, NE 1867 Bar
August 12 Chicago, IL Subterranean

Tickets are on-sale here. Vampyre opens on all dates.

Get “Love & Decay” here.
 
Spotlights’ story happens void of spectacle, show, or tableau. However, in this day and age, that might be why their story feels so serendipitous and strange, if not utterly surprising. This story also instantly appealed to some rather influential peers who lent an early endorsement. Two musicians - husband-and-wife duo Mario (guitar, synths, vocals) and Sarah Quintero (bass, guitar, vocals) - simply pick up their instruments and mainline dense distortion, spacey soundscapes, and unnervingly serene vocal transmissions directly from the heart. This unpredictable, yet unassuming sound quietly heralded their arrival in 2016 on the D.I.Y. debut LP, “Tidals”. Brooklyn Vegan stumbled upon the project and streamed “Walls”. The song eventually entranced musician and producer Aaron Harris (ISIS/Palms) who shared it with his Palms singer and Deftones frontman Chino Moreno. An invite to open the Deftones summer tour followed as the band would go on to share the stage with everyone from Melvins, Quicksand, Hum, and Glassjaw to Pelican and Pallbearer. Ipecac Recordings co-founders Mike Patton and Greg Werckman fell under the band’s spell and signed them. Spotlights’ Ipecac debut, “Seismic”, arrived in in the Autumn of 2017. During the subsequent tours, Spotlights recorded an Audiotree session. The band also released an EP, “Hanging by Faith”, in June 2018.

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