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Band to Watch: Francis and The Lights

April 29th, 2010 by Jamie D

Heyyyyy, a band to watch post! Haven’t seen one of these since the artist formerly know as imaginaryfrend.blogspot days. Lets break in the fancy new blog with this gem of a band.

Francis and The Lights are currently touring with hip-hop boy wonder Drake, who hand picked the band to open for him on his North American tour, and now they have announced the release of It’ll Be Better, their first full length release. It’ll Be Better is available on iTunes right now and will be available on this weird thing called a compact disc (??????) on July 20th. They have created a cool streaming widget so that you can listen to It’ll Be Better before you decide if you want to pony up the coin for the actual download (trust me you will want to).

Bands I hear when listening to this group: Genesis (is it just me or does the lead singer have flashes of Phil Collins in his voice??), ELO, Phoenix. These guys have a very soulful rock sound that is refreshing as hell to hear and will definetly get stuck in your head for days/weeks/months. The stream is below so listen up.

Upcoming tour dates w/ Drake and K-Os:
(* denotes solo Francis and the Lights headlining shows)

5/01/10    MEDFORD, MA        PRIVATE LOCATION
5/02/10    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ    BAMBOOZLE FESTIVAL
5/04/10    WORCESTER, MA        HOLY CROSS
5/05/10    TOWSON, MD        TOWSON UNIVERSITY
5/06/10    CHEYNEY, PA        CHEYNEY UNIVERSITY
5/07/10    ITHACA, NY            PRIVATE LOCATION
5/08/10    PLYMOUTH, NH        PRIVATE LOCATION
5/09/10    BOSTON, MA            MIDDLE EAST *
5/13/10    NEW YORK, NY        BOWERY BALLROOM *
5/19/10    SAN FRANCISCO, CA    GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL *
5/21/10    LOS ANGELES, CA        THE ECHO *

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