Pretty Lights has recently announced a New York City tour date for October 30th at Roseland Ballroom. This tour, promoting the recent release of A Color Map of the Sun, features, for the first time, a live band. On stage will be array of talented musicians including Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee of Break Science, Eric Bloom of Lettuce, Scott Flynn of John Brown’s Body, and Brian Coogan. Check and see if Pretty Lights is coming to a city near you along this epic tour. http://prettylightsmusic.com/
Copies of the newly debuted album can be purchased digitally on iTunes or hard copies are available through PrettyLightsMusic.com, at a your local record store (if there are any left). You can also download a free copy from Pretty Lights Music here: http://www.prettylightsmusic.com/therecordlabel/.
Pretty Lights has also released a documentary trailing the making of A Color Map of the Sun. This exclusive THUMP documentary , follows Pretty Lights Producer Derek Vincent Smith over two+ years as he crafted his new album.
Pretty Lights is one of the most unique musicians operating in the electronic realm—this crate-digging Colorado native gives out all of his music for freeand continually pushes the envelope with his sets that combine live instruments with DJing, developing a following of obsessed fans from Bonnaroo to Ultra. His label, Pretty Lights Music, has also done a lot to introduce similarly-minded artists like Gramatik, Break Science and Michael Menert to the whole wide world.
The film is made up of footage shot over the last two years as Pretty Lights traveled to New Orleans and New York to record musicians and vocalists, making his first album that uses no samples whatsoever. He spent a year composing, playing and recording music and vocals that emulated genres and time periods that spanned the last century, then pressed it all to vinyl. He then used that vinyl along with a custom built modular synth to create A Color Map of the Sun. The resulting album is analog electronica – soulful, electro hip-hop that pays respect to music’s immense power to touch listeners emotionally, kinetically and inspirationally. PLM’s Creative Director Krystle Blackburn followed him from the street to the studio, documenting the vision and hard work that went into making this record a reality.