Flashlights Debut “Blue Dream” video

Flashlights debut "Blue Dream" video
Flashlights’ has premiered their new video for “Blue Dream” from the band’s album Bummer Summer.  The band’s sophomore album, Bummer Summer is out available now on Hard Rock Records. The album follows up 2011’s I’m Not Alone and was produced by Scott Hutchison and Andy Monaghan of Frightened Rabbit. It is full of songs about dead end jobs and lousy living conditions, heartbreaks and hangovers. And, of course, there are also songs about cats.

Who exactly are Flashlights? They tour in a van and sleep on couches. They have a strange affinity for cats and Pokemon. They’re called Flashlights and they are a rather spectacular band from the decidedly unspectacular Brevard County, Florida. What began as a solo acoustic project for 24-year-old singer/guitarist Terry Caudill in 2007 has added various members from the local punk scene before settling on their current lineup of Tony Oriza on guitar, Will Powell on bass and Melissa Hopkins on drums.

Creaky and hissy, you would be forgiven for confusing it with early Archers of Loaf, Superchunkor Built to Spill. Caudill’s voice has been favorably compared to the likes of Lou Barlow and Jeff Mangum. Bummer Summer lives up to its name but it also manages to find hilarity in humility and beauty in the bleak.

Following their recent tour with Miniature Tigers and Total Slacker, Flashlights will be taking to the highway this summer and into the fall. The band’s tour with Paws will kick off this week at the Middle East in Boston. The upcoming tour will make stops in major markets including New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago and more. All upcoming dates are listed below.  

Flashlights Tour Dates

09.04 – Cambridge MA – The Middle East
09.05 – Brooklyn NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
09.06 – Philadelphia PA – The Boot & Saddle
09.08 – Washington DC – DC9
09.09 – Richmond VA – Strange Matter
09.10 – Charlotte NC – Milestone
09.11 – Atlanta GA – 529
09.12 – Mobile AL – Alchemy Tavern
09.13 – Baton Rouge LA – Spanish Moon
09.14 – Houston TX – Rudyards
09.15 – Austin TX – Red 7
09.16 – Dallas TX – City Tavern
09.18 – Scottsdale AZ – Pub Rock Live
09.19 – Las Vegas NV – Beauty Bar
09.20 – Los Angeles CA – The Echo
09.21 – San Diego CA – The Casbah
09.22 – Fullerton CA @ Sidebar
09.23 – Fresno CA – Strummers
09.24 – San Francisco CA – Rickshaw Stop
09.25 – Santa Cruz CA – The Crepe Place
09.26 – Merced, CA – The Partisan
09.27 – Reno, NV @ Holland Project
09.28 – Portland OR – Mississippi Studios
09.29 – Seattle WA – El Corazon
10.02 – Bosie, ID – The Crux
10.05 – Sacramento CA – The Bridge District
10.06 – Salt Lake City UT – Kilby Court
10.07 – Denver CO – Marquis Theater
10.08 – Kansas City MO – The Riot Room
10.09 – Des Moines IA – Vaudeville Mews
10.10 – Madison WI – Der Rathskellar at University of Wisconsin
10.12 – St. Paul MN – Turf Club
10.14 – Chicago IL – Empty Bottle
with Paws & Total Slacker


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