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Driver Friendly and Light Years announce November US tour dates

Driver Friendly and Ohio pop-punk act Light Years have announced a run of Novermber tour dates spanning most of the US.  Check out the dates and locations in the flyer above.

Driver Friendly releaseed Unimagined Bridges July 15th through Hopeless Records while Light Years put out Temporary September 9th through Animal Style Records.



EP Review: Light Years – “Temporary”

On the surface, Light Years comes off as just another derivative pop punk act, with simple chord progressions and easy-to-shout choruses. However, despite their seemingly ready-for-Warped appearance (and much like their former tourmates Mixtapes), there’s more to meets the eye when it comes to Light Years. At least the people over at both Paper + Plastick and Animal Style Records think so, with the former handled the band’s 2013 debut LP and the latter acting as the band’s current home. With their newest EP, Temporary, Light Years are shaping up to be one of the better pop punk acts in the post-blink-182-reunion pop punk scene.

From a strictly structural point of view, the five songs here on Temporary don’t differ much from Light Years’ previous output. It’s been done before, but Light Years, as a band, have never sounded better. These songs are more refined, the band has tightened up their loose ends and no longer sound like the same group of kids trying to find their voice that they were just two years ago. There’s never a moment that’s quite as aggressive as “Uphill Battles” from their 2013 album I Won’t Hold This Against You, but the melodies present continue on the same path and are among the best that they’ve ever written.

Like most bands that fall within any subgenre of punk rock, Light Years show most of their strengths through their lyrics. There are some old clichés in place (“you’re like the winter, the way you make me freeze”, “Late at night, I wish that I was dead”) but the band truly knows what it means to be a part of Generation Y (or, as news outlets insist, “millennials”): “I close my eyes and let my whole life pass me by” is a sentiment that most directionless 20-somethings can relate to, as is learning to cope with the inevitability that “everybody has to change but I never wanted to leave”. There’s a sincerity to their words like that that feel as if Light Years actually mean what they say- not something that can be said about a lot of today’s pop punk.

There are far too many bands that use gimmicks to keep themselves afloat in today’s oversaturated scene. Whether it’s a slogan, the “always happy all the time” lyrical angle, or embracing the god-awful “female-fronted” tag as an actual genre of music, there’s a lot of bull and insincerity out there. Light Years don’t stand for any of that, simply putting out music that they want to, and that only sets them well ahead of their peers. Hopefully “Temporary” is just the title track of this EP, because if the songs are any indication, the band is well on their way to avoiding the sophomore slump that plagues so many.

3.5 / 5
RIYL: Mixtapes, Misser, State Champs



Light Years streaming new EP “Temporary”

Ohio pop-punk act Light Years are streaming their new EP “Temporary” in its entirety.

You can check it out below.

Temporary is set to be released on September 9th through Animal Style Records. Head over here to get your pre-orders in.



Acoustic Video: Light Years’ Pat Kennedy plays “Hindsight,” cover’s Blink 182’s “Aliens Exist”

Pat Kennedy, frontman for Ohio pop-punk act Light Years, recently caught up with the folks at Brooklyn non-profit Zero Platoon for an interview, a performance of the band’s song “Hindsight” and a cover of the Blink 182 track “Aliens Exist.” Check out the videos below.

Light Years’ upcoming EP, Temporary, is set to be released on September 9th through Animal Style Records. Head over here to get your pre-orders in.



Light Years premiere title track of upcoming EP “Temporary”

Ohio pop-punk act Light Years have made the title track of their upcoming EP Temporary available for streaming, and you can give it a listen below.

Temporary is set to be released on September 9th through Animal Style Records. Head over here to get your pre-orders in.



Light Years announce fall tour dates with Turnover

Pop-punkers Light Years will head out on a fall tour with Turnover, and you can find all the dates and venues below.

Light Years has spent part of the summer playing the Warped Tour.  Their most recent release was 2013’s I Won’t Hold This Against You.



Turnover stream new song “Disintegration,” announce fall tour dates

Virginia Beach’s Turnover are streaming a new song entitled “Disintegration.” The track is taken from their upcoming 7-inch Blue Dream, which they’ll be touring in support of this fall with Light Years and Malfunction.

You can give the song a listen and check out the dates and locations on the band’s upcoming tour below.

Blue Dream is set to be released on August 26th through Broken Rim Records. Turnover’s latest full-length album Magnolia was released last year on Run For Cover Records.



Light Years stream new song “Fall Apart”

Ohio pop-punk act Light Years are streaming a new song entitled “Fall Apart,” taken from their upcoming EP Temporary. You can give the track a listen below.

Temporary is set to be released on September 9th through Animal Style Records. Head over here to check out pre-order options.



Light Years sign to Animal Style Records, releasing new EP this September

Ohio pop-punk act Light Years have signed to Animal Style Records with plans to release a new EP entitled Temporary this September. Until then, they’ll be making their way across the US on the Warped Tour’s Acoustic Basement Stage – dates & locations below.

Songs are supposed to be going up for streaming in the coming weeks so stay tuned for more info on that. Light Years’ debut full-length I Won’t Hold This Against You through Paper + Plastick Records.



Full EP Stream: Light Years – ‘Acoustics’

Light Years have released a three track EP simple titled Acoustics. The EP contained acoustic versions of songs from their debut LP, I Won’t Hold This Against You. You can stream it below, or buy it from Paper + Plastick for $1USD right here.

Light Years last released a covers EP titled Trying To Be… on October 23, 2013 on Paper + Plastick Records.



Escapist Records offer entire catalog for free download

Cleveland, OH based label Escapist Records is offering up its entire catalog for name-your-price download via Bandcamp. The label has put out stuff by artists such as Light Years, Sweet Weapons, My Mouth Is the Speaker, and Foxfires.

You can download it all to your heart’s desire right here.



Music Video: Light Years – “Deadlines”

Ohio pop punk group Light Years has just published a new music video for their song “Deadlines”.

The track appears on the band’s debut full-length album “I Won’t Hold This Against You”, through Paper + Plastick Records.

Have a little gander below.



Neck Deep, Knuckle Puck, and Light Years announce 2014 tour

Pop-punk bands Neck Deep, Knuckle Puck, and Light Years have just announced that they will be joining together for a little US tour in the beginning of 2014.

The tour will begin at the end of February in Chicago before traveling around the entire US.

Check out a complete list of tour dates and locations below.



Light Years stream “All-Star Me” (Saves The Day cover)

As you’re probably aware, Ohio pop punk group Light Years are putting out a covers EP called “Trying To Be…” Today, they’ve released another track from the project, this time it’s “All-Star Me” a classic from Saves The Day.

You can checkout Light Years’ version here.

“Trying To Be…” will be released October 23rd on Paper + Plastick Records.



New Music: Light Years cover Tegan And Sara’s “Back In Your Head”

As you’re probably aware, Ohio pop punk group Light Years are putting out a covers EP called “Trying To Be…” Today, they’ve premiered the first track from the project. Click here to check out their cover of Tegan And Sara’s “Back In Your Head.”

“Trying To Be…” will be released October 23rd on Paper + Plastick Records.