Brooklyn's Spotlights released their debut LP Tidals earlier this year, and it was good enough that the Deftones handpicked them to open part of the Gore tour. That's a great fit for Spotlights' heavy, atmospheric sound, as is Shiner offshoot The Life and Times, who Spotlights will open for this Friday (11/18) at Mercury Lounge. Tickets are available.

Spotlights will wrap up this successful year with a three-song EP called Spiders on December 9. It includes a reworking of an older song, a remix by former Isis member Aaron Harris, and a cover of Mew's "She Spider." As you may expect, Spotlights are a perfect band to put a heavy spin on a Mew song, and their take on "She Spider" is very worth hearing. It premieres right here: