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Lanterns

Sound description

Indie pop-rock.

RIYL

Les Savy Fav, Weatherbox

Inception

San Diego , 2006

Influences

Sunny Day Real Estate, Flux Capacitors, Against Me!

Discography

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Lanterns formed in the early days of January 2006, working under the premise that there is no premise. That same year, they released a split 12-inch with local punk band This Flood Covers the Earth. Their EP Apocalypse Youth was released in July 2008.

They spent most of 2010 touring and playing sold-out shows with international acts such as And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead and Surfer Blood. Buzz started to circulate around the band and their melodic noise rock.

Kanine Records, which put out Surfer Blood’s debut, showed interest and asked to hear new material.

So, in August 2010, the Rancho Bernardo High alums, Lowell Heflin, Sean Liljequist, Loren Hiew, and Adam Piddington (Daysleeper), set out to record debut full-length YNG WZRDS with Keith Milgaten at SDRL Studios in Golden Hill.

“We recorded three songs in four days. They sounded good, but it just wasn’t the right thing,” says Heflin. “When we went to record, we wanted something newer. It sounded like we were in a rush.”

The band decided to postpone recording and quit playing shows in order to write new songs and focus on the concept of their debut.

In September 2010, Lanterns went to Earthling Studios in El Cajon and recorded an EP, and asked owner-engineer Mike Kamoo (a multi-instrumentalist for neo-new wavers Lights On and drummer for garage-rock band the Loons) to record YNG WZRDS.

Heflin says the change in mindset was the right decision. “The goal is to have a bunch of songs and then pick the songs that tell a story,” says Heflin. “That’s most important. If some label wants to help us release it, great. If not, then we’ll release it ourselves.”

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