We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Four Lights’ new album Kobayashi Maru (listen below), which is scheduled to be officially released on April 20, 2018 through Bomb Pop Records (US) / Stardumb Records (Europe).
April 20 – Seattle, WA – The Kraken (Record Release Show)
April 21 – Tacoma, WA – The Valley
May 12 – Seattle, WA – The Kraken with My Life in Black and White
May 17-5/20 – San Diego, CA – La Escalera Fest 7
June 8 – Bellingham, WA – Boscoe’s
June 9 – Seattle, WA – The Kraken
About the band:
There are Four Lights. If you get it, you get it. Founded on common ground of a passion for nerd culture, Tom Hanks, and a severe Weezer addiction, four Seattle musicians have come together to create a pop rock force to be reckoned with.
Since Four Lights’ debut LP release Death to False Posi in 2016, the band has been gaining a strong fan base up and down the West Coast. Two traits have set the quartet apart from the rest – their catchy, riff laden (anti-) love songs and the fact that they play each and every show adorned with full suits. Most recently, Four Lights shared the stage with punk legends Sicko at Seattle’s Pop Punk Fest. They have also played their share of festivals including San Diego’s Awesome Fest and will be playing La Escalera Fest again this year. The band will be stretching their legs and taking their Pacific Northwest style pop to the Midwest later this summer.
While many musicians struggle with their sophomore release, the tracks on Kobayashi Maru are more cohesive and bolder, proving that the band members have honed their skills and also gelled as a band. Each song packs a melodic punch and somehow manages to embrace all the relationship woes of a good pop song without ever becoming trite. They scratch that itch of needing a good breakup song… or three. It’s Four Lights at their best.
Singer/Guitarist Dan Gardner had the following to say about the new release:
“‘Death to False Posi’ was mostly about my relationships at the time or my attempts at them. ‘Kobayashi Maru’ is the follow-up to those relationships or the aftermath of them and how I felt that I was in an unwinnable situation. We are so proud of these songs and the direction we took with this album. We wanted to make a big, dumb rock record and we hope that it comes across as such!”