Los Angeles, CA electro-pop punk group LIGHTS OVER PARIS is pleased to announce the upcoming release of their next single, ‘I’m Not a Gangsta’. The single is produced by Dr. Luke’s Ammo (Britney Spears, Ke$ha, Katy Perry) and will be released in mid-April 2011. ‘I’m Not a Gangsta’ is cut from the band’s upcoming untitled release which is due out this spring. The album also features producers Kool Kojak (Flo Rida), Matt Squire (3OH3!, Ke$ha, Panic and the Disco, Boys Like Girls) and features singer Dev (Like a G6, Bass Down Low).
“’I’m Not a Gangsta’ and any single will make you fall in love with the actual band, not just the song,” states vocalist Robb “TaLLLLL” University.
LIGHTS OVER PARIS’ sound encompasses the styles of their many influences in rock, pop, electro, and punk. The band harkens back to a late 90’s punk rock mentality while looping around pop turns and dance rock twists, with the occasional hip-hop influence thrown in for good measure.
The band’s debut single off of their 2010 Turn Off The Lights EP, title track ‘Turn Off The Lights’, is currently in rotation on numerous Top 40 stations across the country, and has been downloaded over 100,000 times. The music video by RockHard Films (Lady Gaga) premiered on Yahoo Music’s highly trafficked home page on June 3, 2010, and has been viewed over 1 million times on YouTube. The band was also the first in history to be featured on Pandora with an album only previously distributed digitally. The EP is produced by Kevin Rudolf (Lil Wayne, Cobra Starship, Lifehouse) and mixed by Tom and Chris Lord-Alge (Blink-182, Sum 41) and Serban Ghenea (Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Britney Spears). The EP officially dropped in April 2010 via Digital Records/Type One Records. Fans can listen to the Turn Off The Lights EP at http://lightsoverparis.bandcamp.com.
In support of the EP, LIGHTS OVER PARIS concluded their sold-out U.S. “Turn Off The Lights Tour” in October 2010. The tour was sponsored by Anheuser-Busch, Monster Energy Drink and Icelandic Glacial H2O and promoted drinking responsibly while helping fans stay hydrated!
LIGHTS OVER PARIS initially came together in 2002 by way of a very happy accident. Vocalist Robb “TaLLLLL” University created an AOL profile and listed “singing in the shower” as one of his hobbies. Keyboardist Will Pepper searched for singers nearby and stumbled upon Robb. They bonded instantly and recorded five songs after their first meeting. Those songs eventually made way for the band to meet with well-known producer Kevin Rudolf.
The band—Robb “TaLLLLL” University (Vocals), Will Pepper (Keys), Devin Bronson (Guitar), Mike Torres (Bass), Dave Gentry (Drums) and Shiny (DJ)—could be sonic superheroes. From Robb’s larger than life pipes to Will Pepper’s keyboard sorcery, each element makes for evolutionary dance rock. Vocalist Robb “TaLLLLL” University describes their one-of-a-kind sonic movement. “Each song is completely different because they’re all amplifications of our diverse personalities. We play what we want, and the music is always going to be fresh and new.”
Robb concludes, “There are choices I’ve made because of my favorite bands. I want kids to feel that way about our music. I want them to be inspired to do something that they might’ve been afraid to do before. We’re already creating a community with our fans as well. This is the start of something insane.”
Keyboardist Will Pepper states it in the best way possible. “LIGHTS OVER PARIS is the biggest fucking movement in music, what else needs to be said?”
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