Unlike many in the music business, Pretty Lights (Derek Vincent Smith) understands what is means to almost make a deadline. Early this year, Smith announced he would release three EPs in 2010, scheduled for March 2nd, June 15th, and October 12th. As promised the first installment of the trilogy, Making Up A Changing Mind, was released March 2nd free via Pretty Lights’ website.
As of late Thursday evening, you can now download part II of the trilogy, Spilling Over Every Side. It comes a month late, but you can’t fault the guy; he’s been a bit busy with a massive US tour. On the 6-track EP, Smith continues his mastery of soulful glitch heavy remixes. At nearly 45 minutes, the tracks play long for an EP, allowing Smith time to seamlessly transition between guitar solos, horn arrangements, classic female vocals, and high-velocity club bangers. And it’s a free download, so what do you have to lose? Find the tracklist below.
Pretty Lights has also announced the addition of drummer Adam Deitch (Break Science, Lettuce). Deitch will accompany Smith beginning July 30th, and will remain with Pretty Lights throughout the remainder of the tour. The current summer festival tour concludes September 25th in Santa Barbara, but additional tour dates are to be announced shortly.
You can check out the remaining summer dates below, and we’ll keep an eye out for more dates as they roll out.
Spilling Over Every Side Tracklist:
01. High School Art Class
02. Hot Like Dimes
03. Let The World Hurry By
04. Look Both Ways
05. Forever Lost
06. A Million Tomorrows
Pretty Lights 2010 Tour Dates:
07/03 – Squaw Valley, CA @ Wanderlust Festival
08/07 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Sold Out)
08/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
08/14 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent (Sold Out)
08/25 – Knoxville, TN @ The Valarium
08/26 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
08/28 – New Orleans, LA @ CAC Warehouse
09/03 – Chicago, IL @ North Coast Music Festival
09/04 – New York, NY @ Electric Zoo Festival
09/05 – Austin, TX @ Nocturnal Festival
09/25 – Santa Barbara, CA @ West Beach Festival