Lightning Love Announce Details on Forthcoming EP,
Girls Who Look Like Me
“[Lightning Love] comes with and writes with a tendency for no bull and sparse instrumentation that follows the same mindset (why add a bunch of junk when you don’t need it)?” – NME
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Hailing from Ypsilanti, MI, Lightning Love have announce their forthcoming EP, Girls Who Look Like Me
, with Quite Scientific Records (Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Cotton Jones). Comprised of Ben Collins (guitar), and siblings Aaron (drums) and Leah Diehl (vocals and keys), the young indie-pop trio started out when they were 16 and has repeatedly been awarded with “Best Indie” and “Best Pop Band” in Detroit by local publications. Leah was nominated this year for “Best Songwriter” at the Detroit Music Awards and the video for their single “Good Time
,” taken from their debut LP November Birthday
, was featured on Pitchfork, and NME among others. The band performed at CMJ ’11 and is preparing for an upcoming Chicago set and appearance at Ypsilanti’s MITTENFEST IV.
Lightning Love’s Girls Who Look Like Me is an amalgam of songs written at two different points in time – songs about differences in the way you feel about things as time pass. Both this record and their yet-to-be-titled full-length show a band who has grown since their first release. Moving on from the emotions that fueled that first record, with time came advances in the band’s ability to put down their ideas on tape. For Lightning Love, the process of recording their own albums is part and parcel to how these albums came into existence. Ben Collins’ background in recording began an ability to document their growth over the past few years, as the band weaved in and out of relationships, strife, and the process of, well, being a bit older than you were a few years before.
Lightning Love Live
Dec 17th – Chicago, IL – Cal’s Bar
Dec 31st – Ypsilanti, MI – Mittenfest VI
Girls Who Look Like Me Tracklisting
2. When You Sleep
3. I Know
4. Wake Up And Find Myself