NYC’s Earthquake Lights blends Alt Rock with orchestral elements and have just released their new album Desert Bloom. Earthquake Lights also recently unveiled a live music video for “Desert Bloom” which demonstrates their live sound.
Lead singer Myles Rodenhouse shares:
It is very much a record of deadlines and pushing our creative process forward. It was tough but really important and healthy for us because we found out a bit about ourselves and how we create.
The five piece previously released their very first EP, Bangups and Hangups, and their debut LP, Distress Signals, in 2019. The album was made up of orchestral Rock featuring broadway Jazz players on brass, and strings from Abbey Road studios in Londo. They soon found themselves back in the studio recording the follow-up single “Quarter to Midnight” and shortly after “Off and Away,” which featured on Vulfpeck’s The Joy of Music the Job of Real Estate.
Their albums have always been “frontier based” with their first album Distress Signals exploring being marooned out at sea, while Desert Bloom takes its name from the “rare and momentary growth and flourishing of plant life in the desert”. Both can be interpreted as “a feeling within one’s own self being out at open sea or stranded in the desert”.