Lights Resolve, a three-piece rock band from Long Island, NY, is teaming with premier online music collaboration site Indaba Music to launch a remix contest for the band’s new single “With the Pieces” on Friday, March 16. Check out the just-released video for the song here:
Set to run on the band’s Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/lightsresolve) and on Indaba’s website (www.indabamusic.com), the contest is open to all 650,000 members of the Indaba community, who will be able to download the song’s individual vocal, guitar, bass, and drum tracks and use them to create their own unique rendition. The Grand Prize Winner, as selected by Lights Resolve from all entries, will receive more than $1,700 worth of gear, including Ultimate Ears custom in-ear reference monitors from Logitech, a Blacktop Telecaster from Fender, a guitar amp from Orange Amplifiers, free entry into the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and an autographed Lights Resolve Deluxe Vinyl Package. Two Popular Vote Winners, as selected by Lights Resolve from the top five vote-getters, will receive a guitar amp from Orange Amplifiers and an autographed Lights Resolve CD.
Aspiring remixers will have until midnight, Thursday, April 12, to make a submission. Fans will then be able to vote for their favorites through midnight, Thursday, April 26. For more information or to make a submission, visit www.indabamusic.com/opportunities/lights-resolve-with-the-pieces-remix-contest.
Lights Resolve released its debut album, Feel You’re Different, via Rock Ridge Music on October 25, 2011. For Feel You’re Different, Lights Resolve recorded in Bethpage, NY, with legendary Long Island producer Mike Sapone (Brand New, Taking Back Sunday). Thematically, the album developed into a commentary on both embracing individuality and coming to grips with one’s own personal development; both are topics the members of Lights Resolve know all too well from recent years. Musically, the band pushed itself to create a vast soundscape with just three instruments. Not only has the band captured its frenetic live energy on Feel You’re Different, but the album was also written with future performances in mind; devoid of fancy overdubs and production gloss, no trickery is needed to recreate the songs on stage.
Lights Resolve formed in 2006, and the band has since issued three self-produced EPs and toured extensively, playing with multi-platinum recording artists such as Dashboard Confessional, Anberlin, The Used, Panic at the Disco, Shiny Toy Guns, and Jack’s Mannequin. They have also appeared at festivals like The Bamboozle, SXSW, CMJ, and Warped Tour, all on a DIY basis. In 2009, Rolling Stone dubbed Lights Resolve one of the year’s “Breakout Bands,” and the group was recently named “Unsigned Band of the Month” by Alternative Press magazine. Their song “Dreaming of Love” was ranked the sixth-most downloaded song for the Rock Band videogame, logging 500,000+ downloads.
Lights Resolve is: Matthew Reich – Vocals, Guitar; Neal Saini – Drums; Luke Daniels – Bass.
About Indaba Music
Indaba Music pioneered the online music collaboration space, enabling anyone with internet access to connect with musicians from around the world to create, edit and mix studio-quality music online. Indaba Music then expanded to provide musicians with opportunities from iTunes distribution and other sales tools to remix contests, original song contests and commercial music licensing. Indaba Music’s community has over 650,000 members from 205 countries and territories.