Brooklyn-based musicians and married couple Sarah and Mario Quintero are carving out a different, but solid niche for themselves in the dark and heavy alternative rock and dreamier shoegaze realms as Spotlights.
The band will shake the walls down to the ground with its upcoming album, Seismic, out October 6th via notable label Ipecac Recordings.
The Quinteros’ (Sarah on vocals, bass, and Moog and Mario on vocals, guitar, drums, and keyboards) debut full-length, Tidals, arrived in the spring of 2016 on Crowquill Records and they followed that up quickly with the synths-driven EP Demonstration.
Renowned alternative rock/metal act Deftones hand-picked Spotlights to open for them on a leg of Deftones and Refused’s 2016 summer tour. Sarah and Mario then jumped on another tour in the fall of that year to support If These Trees Could Talk.
Not a pair to rest easy, Spotlights returned in December with an odds ‘n’ ends EP titled Spiders to tide fans over until the release of a new album. And soon Seismic will be delivered in full force, Spotlights’ most dynamic and emotive album to date.
Seismic was produced by Aaron Harris (ISIS, Palms, Pelican, Puscifer) and the band, recorded at Palmquist Studios in LA, engineered by Harris, mixed by Mario Quintero, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
Spotlights is currently on tour with the Melvins. See Tour Dates below.
August 15 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
August 17 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
August 20 San Jose, CA The Ritz
August 21 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
August 22 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
September 5 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
September 6 Tucson, AZ 191 Toole
September 8 Austin, TX The Mohawk
September 9 Dallas, TX Tree’s
September 10 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger
September 11 Houston, TX Warehouse Live (Studio)
September 13 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s
September 14 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
September 15 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit’s
September 16 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
September 17 Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Culture Room
September 18 Orlando, FL The Social
September 20 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
September 21 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade (Hell Stage)
September 22 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley
September 23 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
September 25 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
September 26 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Co.
September 27 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
September 28 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
September 30 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
October 2 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad
October 3 Flagstaff, AZ The Green Room
* Spotlights only