Cleveland OH’s very own Light Years are announcing today “Lite Years”: a new 4-track, acoustic, digital EP due out on September 9th via Rude Records. Pre- Orders are available starting today at this link.
Following the acclaimed “I’ll See You When I See You” release (Light Years’ latest studio effort produced by Will Yip), band felt it would have been fun to give a new, acoustic spin to some of their favourite songs from the record, at the same time working on incorporating the whole quartet with some different instruments and arrangements. Band went back to studio then – and the result is “Lite Years”.
Comments singer Pat Kennedy: We enjoyed reworking the songs we chose off of our last record. We stripped down “Let You Down” and made it more somber than the original version. “The Summer She Broke My Heart” was fun to do because we kept it upbeat and adding the acoustic vibe really makes it feel like a summer jam. On “Accidents” we experimented with different rhythms and using more electric guitars to vibe it out.
Also on the EP is a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s classic “Atlantic City”. Adds Pat: We recorded that song because we think it is one of the greatest songs ever written. If you haven’t listend to the original I strongly suggest you do so! The Boss just plays this with an acoustic and a harmonica and it’s brilliant, but since we arent’t that good we wanted to add a full-band sound to it.
The announcement comes along with the first track revealed, Let You Down: the song is now also available as instant-grat with every pre-order.
Digital Pre-Order for Light Years here!