Pretty Lights is the musical vision of the ultra-versatile Colorado based producer Derek Vincent Smith, accompanied in the live setting by drummer, Cory Eberhard. Together these two achieve a raw energy rarely reached in the realm of electronic music. At a time when music lovers from almost all subcultures and genres are finding common ground in the basic form of bangin’ beats, Pretty Lights is giving the people what they want; electro organic cutting-edge party rocking beats that fill venues with energy and emotion and end dance floors into frenzies. What makes Pretty Lights truly different though, is that these beats have serious soul. Derek’s latest album, Filling Up The City Skies is a two disc, 26 track journey through the past, present, and future. He juxtaposes collages of beautiful vintage samples against backdrops of futuristic synthesis and dirty broken beats, creating a sound that can snap your neck while simultaneously shedding your ears. The album has been downloaded over 30,000 times from the Pretty Lights website in the short 3 months since its release, proving that the PL sound is not only getting around, it’s spreading like a virus.
Currently, Pretty Lights is on tour in support of Filling Up The City Skies. Recently, Pretty Lights played at the Sundance Film Festival where they opened up for Big Boi of Outkast and Cee Lo, and from Jan 29-31, Pretty Lights opened several shows for STS9 in Boston, Philadelphia, and New York City, respectively. This summer, they are confirmed to play at Wakarusa and the 10,000 Lakes Music Festival, to name short few. Having only been touring for a year, Pretty Lights is poised to make a huge break in 2009.
For up to date Tour Info, Music, and more general information on Pretty Lights please visit: www.myspace.com/prettylights.
To Download "Filling Up the City Skies" for free, please visit: www.prettylightsmusic.com
5 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater (Sold Out)
6 – Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater
7 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes
13 – Baltimore, MD @ Belvedere
14 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean Lounge
15 – Lawerence, KS @ Liberty Lounge (w/ Disco Biscuits & Pnuma PA)
20 – Tuscaloosa, AL @ Mellow Mushroom
21 – Auburn, AL @ Bourbon Street
24 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
25 – Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House
26 – Charleston, SC @ The Pour House
27 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
28 – Savannah, GA @ Live Wire Music Hall
6 – Newport News, VA @ Tribeca
7 – Hampton, VA @ Mary T. Christian Auditorium
17 & 18 – Orange Beach, AL @ The Wharf (w/ Widespread Panic)
25 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
4 – Wakarusa
22 – 10,000 Lakes Music Festival