Together with Patch, Plantlife Music (co-organizers of Before the Bridge) are working to introduce you to new, amazing, and homegrown music from right here in South Jersey.
You don't need to go far to discover some great independent acts. Take a quick look around, and you can get to know some of the artists in your own backyard.
Starting things off, we'd like to introduce Collingswood natives and residents GOODNIGHT LIGHTS.
The group has been together since 2009 and just recently released its third album, "As Far As The Moon." They've drawn comparisons to bands like The Flaming Lips and Arcade Fire, and headlined a near-sellout of their record release party at Johnny Brenda's this summer.
Read on for links to the band discography (available for free!) and other fun stuff...
Goodnight Lights is...
- Mike Schraeger - Guitar, Vocals
- Faith Charlton - Keys, Percussion, Vocals
- Ian Charlton - Guitar, Vocals
- Mike Ziegler - Drums, Percussion
- Jonah Delso - Bass, Vocals
All members hail from Collingswood, except for Jonah, who's from Mt. Holly, NJ.
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Here's what the reviewers think...
"Goodnight Lights continue to sharpen its musical voice with well crafted songwriting, sparkling harmonies, smart melodies and excellent guitar playing..."
-Bruce Warren, 88.5 WXPN
"(They) remind me a bit of The Arcade Fire... with the backup/gang choruses/shouts... I have a difficult time pinning down the sound (that’s a good thing)."
-Matthew Berlyant of NYC rock magazine, "The Big Takeover"
"I felt like… some of my favorite bands were finally smashed together in one…The Velvet Underground, The Pixies, The Stooges, Radiohead and The Arcade Fire. Goodnight Lights concocts a sound that channels these influences in a versatile yet original way. Innovative.”
-Jennifer Koch of Origivation Magazine
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