Strangelight started in a small basement studio. The members have all been in a bunch of other bands: Made Out of Babies, Thursday, Red Sparowes, Pigs, United Nations, Goes Cube, Mussels, Kiss it Goodbye... Too many to name really. The bands have little in common but the guys, Brendan Tobin, Cooper, Kenneth Appel, John Niccoli and Geoff Rickly share a love for all things angular, discordant, rhythmic and driving.
Drawing heavily on DC visionaries, Amphetamine Reptile destroyers and Touch & Go noisemakers, Strangelight wrap their influences around them like a flag.
Named after the best song on Fugazi's last record, Strangelight have all the signature marks of an early 90's Dischord band: drums and bass rumble along like a freight train. The guitars stab out of the mix like broken glass. The fact that they're not distorted only makes them heavier. The vocals, mumble, shout, indict and accuse.
Anyone with a deep record collection will understand that Strangelight aren't trying to reinvent the wheel, just taking the dust jackets off the old classics and melting the vinyl down for fun.
The record was written and recorded in Nine Days and that became the title. An honest and simple name for a simple honest record.
Play it loud.