The Lights- Failed Graves LP
The Lights- Failed Graves LP. Failed Graves, the third album from the Seattle trio The Lights, opens on an impressively wrecked note. “Buttons Vs. Boulders” lifts out of a squall of distorted, clashing guitars, the vocals emerging like something rushing at you from out of a tunnel. The music played by the band is sinewy, power-trio punk, but there’s a nicely anti-social component to all of it, and it’s enough to set them apart from many of their peers in the garage-rock landscape. The Lights mix reverb-soaked surf guitars, Gang of Four-like art punk with obtuseness of The Fall and dish out something that’s completely their own.