The Mystery Lights Unleashes New Single “Traces”

Fans across the nation will have new chances to experience The Mystery Lights electrifying live show as they kick off a national headline tour on May 18 in support of their highly anticipated new record Too Much Tension! outMay 10 on Daptone’s rock-centric imprint, Wick Records. The band gave an early taste of their take-no-prisoners brand of rock & roll swagger on their Paste Magazine live session earlier this week.

The Mystery Lights previously shared singles “Someone Else is in Control” + “I’m So Tired (of Living In The City)” and today they reveal frenetic new album cut “Traces” premiered with Gonzai.

Listen “Traces” HERE.

Known for its raw, visceral energy, The Mystery Lights’ relentless live show earned a great deal of critical acclaim for their 2016 self-titled debut, also out on Wick. While keeping the hard-hitting approach of the first LP, Too Much Tension! finds the 60s tinged garage punks digging deeper into their well of eclectic influences, enriching their sound without echoing the past. Touching on substance abuse, self-care, and the recognition of happiness only once it’s lost, the album is a deeply layered, emotive collection cloaked in a blistering sonic ride.

Produced by Wayne Gordon at Daptone’s House of Soul, Too Much Tension!, is a modern classic born from vintage technique and soulful execution. The band will support the record with a nationwide tour kicking off with a NYC hometown throwdown on May 18. Be sure to catch them LIVE in a city near you!

The Mystery Lights Tour Dates

5/18: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg – Release Show

5/31: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

6/1: Washington, DC @ DC9

6/2: Carboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room

6/4: Atlanta, GA @ 529

6/5: Nashville, TN @ The High Watt

6/7: Dallas, TX @ Sundown at Granada Theater

6/8: Austin, TX @ Barracuda

6/10: Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge

6/11: Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room

6/12: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

6/13: San Francisco @ The Chapel

6/15: Seattle, WA @ Barboza

6/16: Vancouver, BC @ Static Jupiter

6/17: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir

6/18: Boise, ID @ Neurolux

6/20: Denver, CO @ Globe Hall

6/23: St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

6/25: Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle

6/26: Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at The Crofoot

6/27: Toronto, ON @ Monarch Tavern

6/28: Montreal, QC @ L’Escogriffe

6/29: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Club Upstairs

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