Light Years Signs To Paper + Plastick Records, Release New Three-Song EP, Announce Tour with Mixtapes

By on April 17, 2013


Light Years is proud to announce its signing to Paper + Plastick Records. The band has released a new song, “Parking Lots,” and a music video along with it. The video can be seen and embedded via YouTube

Additionally, Light Years has released today the Parking Lots EP, a three-song release that features “Parking Lots,” a song titled “Put Myself Together” and an acoustic version of “Put Myself Together.” The EP is available in the P+P webstore for $2. 

“Parking Lots” and “Put Myself Together” are tracks that will be available on Light Years’ debut full-length record, I Won’t Hold This Against You, which will be released via Paper + Plastick later this summer. 

Additionally, the quartet has just announced a full U.S. tour supporting Mixtapes with You Blew It! They have already announced a series of April dates with Safe along with a weekend of supporting BoySetsFire. All tour dates can be seen below.

Light Years previously released an EP titled Just Between Us in April 2012 via Escapist Records. The band’s rollicking pop-punk sound comes through better than ever throughout the course of I Won’t Hold This Against You, which was produced by Will Yip (The Wonder Years, Circa Survive, Title Fight). 

This is evident in first single “Parking Lots,” a super-charged wave of nostalgic lyricism. Lead vocalist Pat Kennedy reminisces about his youth in a way that is relatable to any 20-something. “I’m just letting it go before my past comes crawling back through my front door / I’ll spend the rest of my days and nights just hoping for something more,” he sings in “Parking Lots.” We call it pop-punk for grown-ups.  

Light Years – Parking Lots EP
Out now – purchase here for $2!
Paper + Plastick Records
Debut LP I Won’t Hold This Against You coming this summer

1. Parking Lots [MUSIC VIDEO]
2. Put Myself Together
3. Put Myself Together (Acoustic)


Light Years with Safe

Apr 20, 2013 | Toledo, OH | Frankie’s

Apr 21, 2013 | Columbus, OH | Kobo Live

Apr 23, 2013 | Pittsburgh, PA | Smiling Moose

Apr 24, 2013 | Philadelphia, PA | The Barbary**

Apr 26, 2013 | Long Island, NY | Glene Cove Moose Lodge 

Apr 27, 2013 | Rochester, NY | Dubland

Apr 28, 2013 | Tonawanda, NY | St. Claire Center

**With Modern Baseball

Light Years with BoySetsFire, Pentimento, No Trigger & Maker

May 24, 2013 | Washington, DC | Rock n Roll Hotel
May 25, 2013 | Worcester, MA | The Palladium
May 26, 2013 | New York, NY | The Studio at Webster Hall

Light Years with Mixtapes, You Blew It!, Last Call

6/27/2013 – Richmond, VA @ Kingdom*

6/28/2013 – Philadelphia, PA @ Barbary*

6/29/2013 – Brooklyn, NY @ Webster Studio*

6/30/2013 – Bayshore, NY @ Evenflow Bar and Grill*

7/1/2013 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs*

7/2/2013 – Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room*

7/3/2013 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick

7/5/2013 – Tinley Park, IL @ Centennial

7/6/2013 – Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4

7/7/2013 – Rock Island, IA @ BlackHawk Room

7/9/2013 – Denver, CO @ TBA

7/10/2013 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Shred Shed

7/12/2013 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

7/13/2013 – Portland, OR @ Backspace

7/15/2015 – San Francisco, CA @ 1234 Go!

7/16/2013 – Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe^

7/17/2013 – San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe^

7/18/2013 – Las Vegas, NV @ Eagles Hall^

7/19/2013 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater Underground^

7/20/2013 – Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks^

7/21/2013 – Tulsa, OK @ Eclipse Cultural House^

* w/ Modern Baseball

^ w/ Last Call


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.