Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Caught My Ear: City Light - "Sweet Death"

City Light have released the track "Sweet Death".  Check it out below.

City Light is the electronic-pop project of singer/songwriter Matt Shaw and producer Nick Andre. They first came to prominence in 2010 with the album, Burned Out Bright. The band began as a long-distance audio experiment with the Seattle singer and San Francisco producer collaborating on tracks and with friends such as Andy Fitts (Airport Cathedral/Aqueduct) and Marc Bianchi (Her Space Holiday). Burned Out Bright received a glowing reception wherever it was heard, including landing the band as Filter Magazine's Undiscovered Band Of The Month. In 2011 Matt moved to San Francisco to give City Light full attention. Since then the band has toured with Her Space Holiday, done spot dates with A.C. Newman and Holy Fuck, and contributed post-production to How To Dress Well's album, Love Remains. With their 2013 album, Memory Guide, the band has reached new heights. Combining Nick Andre's hip-hop influenced, electronic-based indie-rock production with the poetic lyrics and hook-laden vocals of Matt Shaw has created a sound that is reminiscent of electro-pop giants The Flaming Lips, The Notwist, and The Postal Service, yet at the same time, is inarguably original.