Drummer Anthony Improgo and vocalist/guitarist Ryan Daly originally met in 2006 to form the band Polus. The group went defunct after releasing one EP, but four years later fate reunited the two songwriters while on tour in Australia for separate bands. The artistic bromance rekindled and Parade Of Lights was born. Now a Silver Lake-based quartet, they claim supremo shoegazers My Bloody Valentine and spacial alt-rockers Failure as influences, but every one of their songs is an undeniable party anthem replete with blasts of synth-pop and electro rock (a la Youngbood Hawke‘s breakout hit “We Come Running“). This is the new direction of SoCal pop rock (and we love it). Parade Of Lights‘ second EP, Golden, drops today via Astralwerks. Here’s its title track:
Parade Of Lights will be touring in April with X Ambassadors.