Lights signs to Fueled By Ramen, announces ‘Skin&Earth Acoustic’ album

Congratulations to Lights!

The pop star recently joined the Fueled By Ramen family! On Tuesday (May 14), the Canadian singer revealed that she had joined Fueled By Ramen’s artists roster which includes Panic! at the Disco, All Time Low, Dashboard Confessional, Paramore, Twenty One Pilots, and more. But, signing to a new record label is not the only think the musician had up her sleeve; she also revealed plans to unleash a new album later this year.

Titled Skin&Earth Acoustic, the upcoming release is due out July 12. Skin&Earth Acoustic will include seven acoustic versions of tracks taken from 2017’s Skin&Earth album as well as three new tracks. The album was recorded, produced, and mixed by the artist while the seven acoustic tracks were recorded in their corresponding environments (tunnel, river, desert, etc.).

In conjunction with all the new announcements, Lights has released the music video for the album’s first single, “Lost Girls.” Taking to Twitter, Lights dedicated the new song to her followers.

“To every girl told she wasn’t enough. Or she was too much. That she was too proud, or too insecure. Too square, too slutty. Too butch or too pussy. Too “maybe stop eating,” too “eAt a BuRgEr.” Too ugly, too made up. To every woman who spent her life thinking she was lost.”

She continues: “Now here we sit, on top a mad world, a lil bruised from years of being told we couldn’t get it right, now here we sit, behind the wheel of the vehicle that used to drive by screaming all these things we should be, now here we sit, finally proud that we were lost girls all along.”

Watch the music video for “Lost Girls” above.

Because a new home, new album, and new music video weren’t enough, Lights also announced a summertime tour to coincide with the album’s release. Dubbed the Skin&Earth Acoustic Tour, the outing was described as “an intimate experience featuring new music along with a full band and string performances.”

The summertime trek includes stops in Boston, Philadelphia, New York, London (Ontario), Atlanta, Austin, Los Angeles, and more. The tour kicks off on July 24 at the House of Blues in Chicago and concludes almost a month later on Aug. 16 at the Vogue in Vancouver.

Pre-sales tickets go live this Wednesday, May 15, at 10 a.m. local time while general ticket sales begin this Friday, May 17, at 10 a.m. local time.

Lights has also partnered with PLUS1 so that one dollar from every ticket sold in the US will support Grid Alternatives and their mission to bring accessible renewable energy technology and job training to underserved communities. One dollar from every ticket sold in Canada will support Équiterre and their work providing solutions to accelerate the transition towards a society in which individuals, organizations and governments make ecological choices that are both healthy and equitable.

For now, Lights’ full tour itinerary can be found below.


July 24 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues

July 26 – London, ON – London Music Hall

July 27 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

July 29 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

July 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Foundry @ Fillmore

July 31 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

Aug 1 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall

Aug 3 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Heaven

Aug 4 – Nashville, TN – Basement East

Aug 6 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater

Aug 7 – Austin, TX – 04 Centre

Aug 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom

Aug 13 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall

Aug 15 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox

Aug 16 – Vancouver, BC – The Vogue

Plain White T’s, Hellogoodbye, Lights added to Slam Dunk 2019 lineup

Plain White T’s, Hellogoodbye, and Lights are just some of the latest additions to this year’s Slam Dunk Festival lineup. On Tuesday (Jan. 29), festival organizers took to social media to announce the addition of ten more acts that will make their way to the United Kingdom for the annual, springtime music festival.

Joining the Plain White T’s, Hellogoodbye, and Lights on the newly released list are Microwave, Tigers Jaw, Wage War, Our Hollow Our Home, Touché Amoré, Wallflower, and Employed to Serve.

“We’re totally giddy to be invited over to Slam Dunk this year,” says Hellogoodbye’s Forrest Klein. “The line-up is insane, so many friends and lovers in one spot, it’ll be a completely gratuitous smile fest.”

“I’m so pumped to be on the Slam Dunk bill for the first time,” says Lights. “Not only am I excited to play with a bunch of great bands, but it’s been over two years since I’ve been back in the UK, so needless to say Slam Dunk can’t come soon enough!”

The newest additions to the Slam Dunk bill will join previously announced acts All Time Low, NOFX, New Found Glory, Waterparks, Story of the Year, Atreyu, Real Friends, Cancer Bats, Gallows, Mad Caddies, Silverstein, Bullet for My Valentine, Simple Plan, Saves the Day, Glassjaw, Knocked Loose, the Get Up Kids, Turnstiles, Trophy Eyes, Tiny Moving Parts, the Menzingers, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me, Milk Teeth, WSTR, Seaway, Pagan, The Word Alive, The Bronx, and Angel Du$t on the upcoming event’s roster.

Tickets for Slam Dunk Festival 2019 are currently available on the event’s website here.

The weekend-long music festival will take place on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. The first day of the festival will take place at its new Leeds home of Temple Newsam Park while the second day will take place at Hatfield Park in Hertfordshire.


Plain White T’s
Tigers Jaw
Wage War
Our Hollow Our Home,
Touché Amoré
Employed to Serve

Lights announces acoustic album

Lights might currently be in the middle of the ocean as one of the many artists on the 2016 PARAHOY! cruise, but it sounds like she left some good news for her fans before boarding the ship. On Friday (March 4), the Canadian singer announced that she would be releasing a follow-up to her 2014 album, Little Machines. The upcoming record will be an acoustic album titled Midnight Machines and will feature six tracks from Little Machines as well as two new songs.

In honor of the announcement, the singer released the music video for her lead single, “Meteorites.” “Midnight Machines is more than just an acoustic record, it’s a complete reinvention of some of the songs from Little Machines. I worked with a string section and my band to create this ultra vibey, late night version. Making the video for ‘Meteorites’ was almost as interesting to work on because I had to learn the song backwards and sped up to create the slow surreality of the shots.”

Check out the music video for “Meteorites” below as well as the track list for Midnight Machines.


1. “Up We Go”
2. “Same Sea”
3. “Follow You Down”
4. “Meteorites”
5. “Don’t Go Home Without Me”
6. “Running With The Boys”
7. “Head Cold”
8. “Muscle Memory”
Midnight Machines is set to be released on April 8 through Warner Bros. Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on Lights’ website.

Paramore Announce Second Annual PARAHOY! Cruise Lineup

All aboard the second annual PARAHOY! cruise.

On Wednesday (Oct. 28), Paramore announced the lineup for the second voyage of their now-beloved cruise. Taking to Facebook, the band posted a video revealing the 2016 lineup. The video features frontwoman Hayley Williams (and her pooch, Alf) pulling out a notebook and writing the names of the acts joining Paramore on the four-day trip.

Heading out on the Caribbean cruise alongside Paramore will be X Ambassadors, LIGHTS, mewithoutYou, Vacationer, New Found Glory, and CHVRCHES. The announcement that CHVRCHES will be joining the trio on the cruise comes a couple of hours after footage of Williams joining the Scottish trio on stage for their song “Bury It” in Nashville surfaced.

The four-day excursion will kick-off in our hometown (and New Found Glory’s, kind of) of Miami on March 5, 2016. From Miami, they will head to Cozumel, Mexico and then return to the port in Miami on March 9, 2016. Sadly, tickets for the cruise have been sold out since May, but there is a silver-lining. The band announced there is currently a wait list going on the PARAHOY! website for those who might want to test their luck a little bit.

The inaugural PARAHOY! cruise took place back in March of 2014. Due to the band’s full touring schedule earlier this year, the group wasn’t able to bring their touring fun to the high seas.

Coachella Organizers Reveal Long-Awaited 2015 Line-Up


Following a few months of speculation and predictions, the line-up for this year’s Coachella has been revealed.

The festival organizers took to Twitter to break the new in which they wrote, “For those about to RT.” A photo was attached to the tweet which contained the full line-up of all the artists who will take the trip to California in April.

Performers for the two weekend-long festival will include: AC/DC, Jack White, Brand New, Bad Religion, Circa Survive, Interpol, Belle and Sebastian, Drake, Florence and the Machine, Kaskade, Ryan Adams, David Guetta, Fitz and the Tantrum, Marina and the Diamonds, LIGHTS, Andrew McMahon, and many, many more.

Check out the full, and pretty lengthy, list below.


The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will take place in Indio during two consecutive weekends in April. The first weekend will take place April 10-12 while the second weekend will take place April 17-19.

Stream LIGHTS’ ‘Little Machines’


New mom, and super adorable Canadian singer LIGHTS has released her new album, Little Machines today and now, her fans can get the full stream of the record.

For those who haven’t received their copy or can’t access the record right this minutes, the singer/songwriter has made the new tracks available online for fans over at the New York Time’s interactive new music player, Press Play (keep in mind, you need to scroll down the page to find Little Machines).

A few weeks ago, LIGHTS released the music video for her first single, “Up We Go” while also revealing that the elevator-centric video had been shot in one continuous take.

In support of Little Machines, LIGHTS will be heading out on a North American tour beginning on Oct. 3 in Hamilton, Ontario. The trek will stop in several location in both the United States and Canada before wrapping up for the holidays at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, BC.

Full tour dates can be seen here.


10.03 – Hamilton, Ontario
10.04 – London, Ontario @ London Music Hall
10.16 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Algonquin Commons Theatre
10.18 – Montreal, Quebec @ Le National
10.20 – Fredericton, New Brunswick @ Capital Exhibit Centre
10.21 – Moncton, New Brunswick @ Capitol Theatre
10.22 – Halifax, Nova Scotia @ Halifax Forum
10.24 – Portland, Maine @ Port City Music Hall
10.25 – Boston, Massachusetts @ Paradise Rock Club
10.27 – Toronto, Ontario @ Danforth Music Hall
10.29 – New York, New York @ Irving Plaza
10.31 – Asbury Park, New Jersey @ The Stone Pony
11.01 – Baltimore, Maryland @ Rams Head Live!
11.02 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Theatre Of The Living Arts
11.04 – Detroit, Michigan @ St. Andrews Hall
11.05 – Chicago, Illinois @ House of Blues
11.07 – Denver, Colorado @ The Summit Music Hall
11.08 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex
11.11 – Los Angeles, California @ The Fonda Theatre
11.13 – San Francisco, California @ Regency Theatre
11.14 – Portland, Oregon @ Aladdin Theatre
11.15 – Seattle, Washington @ Showbox At The Market
11.18 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Vogue Theatre

LIGHTS Posts Behind-The-Scenes Video of ‘Siberia Acoustic’


LIGHTS has released a behind-the-scenes video for the making of her new acoustic album, Siberia Acoustic. The video which was featured on her Purevolume page, follows the Canadian sweetheart making the ten track acoustic album and the process at painstakingly taking the tracks back to the bare minimum.

The video can be seen below:

The album was released today and is currently up for grabs on iTunes.