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Native Lights (mems Ester Drang, Unwed Sailor) releasing debut album (stream the new song “La Rosa”)

by Andrew Sacher

photo by Charles Elmore
Native Lights

Two ’90s/’00s post-rock vets, Bryce Chambers of Ester Drang and Johnathan Ford of Unwed Sailor, teamed up a few years back to form a new band together, Native Lights. They put out their debut single, “Blackwater” (backed by a cover of OMD’s “Of All The Things We’ve Made”), in 2010, and now they’re set to release their self-titled debut album on March 17 via Passive Recordings (pre-order). They’ve already put out two songs from the album, and we’ve got the premiere of a third, “La Rosa.” It’s an atmospheric slow-burner led by Bryce’s melancholic singing, but it’s got a backbone too. Listen below.

Native Lights are also hitting the road, playing a few dates of the Wray tour, SXSW, and making a couple stops with mewithoutYou. No NYC shows at the moment. All dates are listed below…

Native Lights — 2015 Tour Dates
March 5 – Alleged, Ogden, UT *
March 6 – Crazy Horse, Boise, ID *
March 7 – Kelly’s Olympian, Portland, OR *
March 9 – Rendezvous/Jewelbox Theater, Seattle, WA *
March 10 – Club 66, Ashland, OR *
March 11 – Leo’s, Oakland, CA *
March 13 – Handbag Factory, Los Angeles, CA *
March 14 – Phoenix – TBA
March 15 – Lowbrow Palace, El Paso, TX *
March 16 – Lost Horse Saloon, Marfa, TX *
March 17 – 20 – SXSW Festival, Austin, TX
March 21 – Valley Of The Vapors Festival, Hot Springs, AR
April 2 – Three Links, Dallas, TX
April 4 – The Korova, San Antonio, TX w/ mewithoutYou
April 7 – The Waiting Room Lounge, Omaha, NE w/ mewithoutYou

* w/ Wray

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