It's two days before the first official day of Summer and we're soaking up rays and sipping on beers at MCU Park at Coney Island. Both mermaids and music goers alike are hanging out at the Burger Records' Beach Bash, and the boys of The Mystery Lights are cooling off at the top of the stadium in the shade. Kicked back, laughing like a bunch of brothers, it’s a week before the release of their self-titled debut album, and they're starting the summer off right in more ways than one.
With a recent feature in Rolling Stone and fresh off a European tour, everyone has their eyes on the band that is making old, new again. The band signed with Wick Records, Daptone Records' new imprint, back in April, and recorded The Mystery Lights the only way they knew how: analog style. Their sound is hauntingly gritty, just like the nearby Cyclone rollercoaster; shaking you and tossing you until you feel like you’re about to collapse into the ocean along with the rest of its wooden limbs. It’s this lo-fi electricity that leaves lead singer, Mike Brandon, always air born and every rock n' roller to their knees wanting more.
So before you're down on the floor for good, scroll through our Setlist with the guys, featuring a Louvre worthy drawing of "Toxic-era Britney" and the band's new name incase "The Mystery Lights" ever falls through.