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Light Years announce winter tour dates

Ohio pop-punkers Light Years have just announced a string of winter tour dates with support from Real Friends. Check the dates out here.

Light Years will release their debut album in spring 2013. They last released their “Just Between Us” EP earlier this year via Escapist Records.



Light Years announce plans to record debut album with Will Yip (The Wonder Years, Title Fight, etc.)

Ohio pop-punkers Light Years have announced plans to head into the recording studio with producer Will Yip (known for producing records for The Wonder Years, Title Fight, Citizen, and many other bands) in November.

Here’s a statement from the band:
Creative (and other kinds) juices have been flowwwing in the Light Years beat laboratory, and we are super pumped to go record our first full length with Will Yip (Title Fight, Citizen, The Wonder Years) in November.

The band released their “Just Between Us” EP earlier this year via Escapist Records. You can read a review we did on the album here.



Light Years to record debut in November

Pop punk band Light Years are planning to begin writing songs for their debut album. They are hopeful to enter the studio by November to record the album, which will be released in early 2013.

The band released their “Just Between Us” EP earlier this year via Escapist Records. You can read the DyingScene review of “Just Between Us” right here.



Turnover, Citizen, and Light Years announce summer tour

Back in March we reported that Run For Cover Records had recently signed Virginia Beach, VA Turnover and Michigan’s Citizen. The bands released a split EP  through Run For Cover Records, which you can stream here.

Today it was announced that Turnover and Citizen will be heading out on a national summer tour with Kent, OH’s Light Years, to kick off June 22nd in Columbus, OH. The bands will tour all over the US in June and July, before winding down August 7th in Cleveland, OH.

Here’s what Run For Cover had to say about the bands,

Citizen and Turnover each follow up acclaimed debut EPs by contributing two new songs apiece to this impressive split 7″. Both bands’ first recordings for Run For Cover, this split marks growth and maturity for each as they transition from up-and-coming locals to established national artists. Citizen opens the split with two crunchy post-hardcore emo songs. The band effortlessly blurs lines from crashing Foo Fighters-esque drums and and loud guitars to quiet, emotive twinkling breaks akin to peers Basement and Title Fight but with their own Midwestern personality. Turnover opens up side B with rumbling, jumpy toms and a sad, shimmering guitar line before soaring vocals dart in, tugging at the heartstrings and begging for a sing-along. Relatable lyrics coupled with infectious vocal melodies make Turnover one of the catchiest bands making punk music.

Check out all the tour dates and locations here.



Album Review: Light Years – “Just Between Us”

Light Years are a pop punk group from Kent, Ohio. They play fast, short songs about self-doubt, not wanting to fade away, and girls (or rather, a lack thereof). Like many modern pop punk bands these days, they take heavy influence from blink-182, The Get Up Kids, and Lifetime. Unlike many modern pop punk bands, Light Years doesn’t have a gimmick, like dropping breakdowns left and right or coming up with a slogan that’s barely applicable to their music. In many ways, it creates an air of sincerity around their music that not every band can claim that they have.

The band’s newest EP, “Just Between Us”, takes a couple of steps up from 2011’s “This Will Come Back to Haunt Me.” The band’s vocals have improved, sounding more comfortable and at home than before. They still take a dual approach similar to Man Overboard, but rougher sounding and less nasally. The production is better than the previous EP, giving the songs a clearer and crisper sound, allowing for a more enjoyable listening experience. Musically the band sounds stronger than most others in the scene, opting for an early Saves the Day route rather than the exceptionally poppy sounds that so many like to imitate. Light Years is still very melodic and bouncy- but whereas some blur the lines between pop and punk, Light Years is undeniably a pop punk group.

In general, pop punk is a genre that limits itself in terms of lyrical exploration. Sometimes bands will write songs that defy the genre’s limits, but most of the time they stick to three chord songs (occasionally four) about girls or being a loser that can’t get girls. However just because it’s been done before doesn’t mean that it can’t still sound good or be fun to sing along with. That’s where Light Years shines, writing songs with catchy lyrics that it’s possible to be singing along with the chorus during the first listen. While the lyrics could be a little more self aware of what they’re saying (especially in Liar…“I’m a liar/I twist my words because the truth hurts/I’m growing tired/of always chasing after you”. It’s almost as if they don’t realize she’s probably running away because of all the lying), at the same time they feel as if they were primarily written to be shouted along in large groups of people, which means these songs beg to be heard live.

Lyrical missteps aside, Just Between Us shows just how much Light Years has progressed in the short time in between their first and second releases. While it’s far from being perfect, Just Between Us is a sign that Light Years only has room for improvement. If they continue this growth streak between releases, it won’t be long before Light Years releases their own equivalent to the Upsides.

3/5



Music Video: Light Years – “World Burns Out”

Ohio pop-punkers Light Years have posted the music video for their song “World Burns Out.”

You can watch it here.

The band will release their upcoming EP, “Just Between Us,” on April 3rd via Escapist Records. Click here to check out a full list of dates for their upcoming U.S. tour with The Fake Boys.



Full EP Stream: Light Years – “Just Between Us”

Ohio pop-punkers Light Years are streaming their upcoming EP, “Just Between Us,” in its entirety.

You can listen to the whole EPs here.

“Just Between Us” is slated to be released on April 3rd via Escapist Records. Click here to check out a full list of dates for their upcoming U.S. tour with The Fake Boys.



The Fake Boys announce U.S. tour dates with Light Years

Massachusetts punk act, The Fake Boys, have announced U.S. tour dates with Light Years.

You can check out the dates and locations here.

The Fake Boys ill release their upcoming full-length album, “Pig Factory,” on March 27th through Animal Style Records.



Pentimento release first studio update for split with Young English

Buffalo punk quartet, Pentimento have released the first of three studio updates for their split with label mates Young English, which is due out in March via Panic Records. You can watch the update here.

The band is currently on their first full US tour with Light Years, who they will also be heading over seas with in February. You can check out all the dates here.

Pentimento’s  EP “Wrecked” was released earlier this summer via Panic Records.

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Pentimento and Light Years announce winter tour dates

Buffalo NY punk act Pentimento and Ohio pop-punkers Light Years have just announced dates for their upcoming winter tour.

Check out the dates here to see when the bands are coming to town.

Light Years will be releasing a brand new EP titled “Just Between Us” on December 22nd. Pentimento’s EP “Wrecked” was released in June via Panic Records.



Light Years releasing new EP “Just Between Us”, streaming new song “To Live And Die”

Ohio pop-punkers Light Years will be releasing a brand new EP titled “Just Between Us” on December 22nd and you can get your first taste of the new material via a new song called “To Live And Die.”  The song is streaming and available for free download right here.

Light Years’ next release will serve as a follow-up to their eight-song EP “This Will Come Back To Haunt Me.”



Video: Light Years stream video from recording studio

Here’s a cool story for you music recording nerds that may have a little free time this weekend. Ohio pop-punkers Light Years are presently hard at work in the recording studio, and they don’t mind if you watch them. The band are streaming live video via Ustream on their facebook page, and you can watch them right here.

Light Years’ next release will serve as a follow-up to their eight-song EP “This Will Come Back To Haunt Me.”



Free Album Download: Light Years – “This Will Come Back To Haunt Me” EP

Ohio pop-punk act Light Years are giving away their latest EP titled “This Will Come Back To Haunt Me.” You can grab your free download here.

If you like what you hear, you can get your copy of their EP here.