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Campus Connections: New Light Asylum

21 Feb

Possibly one of the most intriguing bands to me, Light Asylum, are set to drop their self-titled album in the springtime. And they treated us to a little gift by leaking two songs off said album. Those tracks being “Shallow Tears” and “Genesis”.

“Light Asylum” is exactly what I love about this band, it starts with a very 80’s synth line, followed by a very very 80’s electronic drum beat. As you can tell, the entire song is super 80’s and it’s awesome. Oh, and Shannon Funchess’ vocals are unique as always.

“Genesis” is a mostly instrumental track that moves away fr0m the 80’s aspect and just stays on the electric side of things. The change of pace and style is actually welcomed.

Anyways, check it out.

Shallow Tears/Genesis – Light Asylum



Dark, with a Hint of Empowering

8 Feb

On Stereogum, came across a group called Light Asylum. Now right away I was attracted by the fact that the video promised of lightsaber-esque neon lights. IT looked fantastic. So I immediately clicked on the video.

The song is called “Dark Allies” off of their Tension EP. The vid is a semi-mind trip complete with lasers and neon tubes. The song starts off with inconspicuous harp, or harp like instrument with guitar. And then it gets full on 80’s synth. Intense synth’s, set comes in, very interesting song. The vid still keeps us on the head trip, and it gives us our first look at the lead singer, who is quite scary i must say. And then she starts singing, man is it an interesting voice. It’s incredibly deep, and extremely powerful. So it’s gonna take a little while to get used to it. But it definitely fits the song perfectly. The rest of the video is pretty much the same. It’s the lead singer in a bunch of lasers and neon tubes, plus the┬áband-mate who just swings around a tube, and then…mary.

Anyways, here’s the vid. WARNING, DOES CONTAIN NUDITY, NSFW, (or for most of my readers) NSFS.

here’s the track

Dark Allies – Light Asylum