Light This City Offer Update From the Road, New Video
Bay Area thrashers LIGHT THIS CITY are nearing completion of the band's current tour alongside Horse The Band, The Number 12 Looks Like You and So Many Dynamos. Continuing to tour virtually non-stop since last summer, LIGHT THIS CITY will follow this tour up with a short run alongside labelmates ALL THAT REMAINS up the West Coast as direct support, and follow that up with yet-to-be-confirmed summer touring plans.
The band recently caught up with PureGrainAudio.com earlier in April in Toronto for an interview, and the video of the interview can be seen here. A few excerpts are available below:
On recording the new album:
"The last album and the first album, ' The Hero Cycle ,' I wrote all the music myself because the guitar players we had at the time didn't really want to write or didn't really know how to write," says drummer Ben Murray. "So, I took that all on myself. Since the new album, having Brian and Steve in the band, after ' Remains of the Gods ' came out, it's really stepped up everything. Brian and I wrote a lot of it, and Steve wrote a few things here and there, but I think everyone in the band finally came together....For me, personally, it was a huge step up from the last album."
On the current tour with Horse The Band , The Number 12 Looks Like You and So Many Dynamos :
"It's weird, because this is the first tour, where we didn't know any of the bands beforehand," frontwoman Laura Nichol says. "All our other tours, we've at least played a show or gone on tour with them [the other bands] or something. Everyone's just getting along so well. Their sets are so entertaining; this is probably the most entertaining tour I've ever been on, in terms of watching the other bands' sets."
On the band's recently completed music video :
"You don't expect, when you see music videos, you don't really see it as demanding," guitarist Brian Forbes says. "It's not crazy, hard work, but it's still basically any shot that you're in, you're playing the whole song and you've got to give it your all." With a chuckle he adds, " Yeah, I got shot in the balls, it was pretty hot."
The video, for the track "The Unwelcome Savior," was helmed by director Soren (Unearth) earlier this spring and the video is available on YouTube or below. The band continues to support it's third record, and second for Prosthetic, ' Facing The Thousand ,' which came out in the fall of 2006.
LIGHT THIS CITY tour dates:
(School of Rock Tour with Horse The Band, The Number 12 Looks Like You, So Many Dynamos)
4/24 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
4/25 Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
4/26 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
(with All That Remains)
5/19 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
5/22 Reno, NV – Stoney’s
5/23 Boise, ID – The Venue
5/24 Bend, OR – Domino Room
5/25 Spokane, WA – Big Easy
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