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Capital Lights

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Tulsa OK, United States

Capital Lights
Brett Admire (Guitar)
Bryson Phillips (Vox)
Michael Paul Phillips(Drums)
Jonathan Williams(Guitars)

There comes a time in every band’s life when abandoning commercial expectations in favor of heartfelt musical expressions and relatable lyrics takes center stage. For the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based pop/rock foursome Capital Lights, that realization came remarkably early in its already impressive career, following a name change and stylistic shift from members’ days in locally acclaimed screamo act afterEIGHT.

“We had a couple people leave the other band’s line-up, I stepped up from bass to singing, rewrote our material and we changed styles completely,” says front man Bryson Phillips of Capital Lights’ debut disc This Is An Outrage. “The main thing we’ve learned personally is to really focus the writing on what you like rather than trying to be like all the other bands around. When we were doing the screamo thing, we were seeing other bands and trying to be just like them. But in Capital Lights, I started writing on an acoustic guitar without trying to plug into any particular formula, just being ourselves and playing 100 percent exactly what we wanted.”

By breaking down the walls of familiar formulas and shooting straight from each player’s personal artistic compasses, the results not only resonated with a steadily expanding audience, but yielded an intense bidding war from Nashville to Seattle (with just about every city in between).

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  • Grudji

    This band is so underated! I love their songs omg.

    5 Jun 6:25pm Reply
  • Allarina

    Capital Lights is my ultimate favorite band. Last year I made a music video to "Say Hey". I would love to go see them live, or even better meet them. I love them!

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • pilot4191

    Не вижу Русскоязычных комментариев!!! неполадки =)

    26 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Marnixx92

    You guys really suprised me again with the new album, it is amazingly good!

    2 Sep 2012 Reply
  • leonardosdream

    I like Newport party. I love all the new album!

    26 Aug 2012 Reply
  • neverbemine

    i think this band is more indie than anything else...and to the person below me...nobody cares :)

    30 Jul 2012 Reply
  • ThePoisonx

    The new album is soooo amazing [4]

    25 Jul 2012 Reply
  • st-88

    New album would be so much better without the religious bits.

    25 Jul 2012 Reply
  • jaguarsfan77

    I know everyone hates Newport Party, but I have to admit I like it quite a bit.

    22 Jul 2012 Reply
  • rachaelc1878

    The new album's pretty good, very catchy.

    18 Jul 2012 Reply
  • welchpeter

    Loving the new album!

    17 Jul 2012 Reply
  • neverbemine

    at first listen, i like the new album a lot

    17 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Tominas

    The new album is soooo amazing [3]

    16 Jul 2012 Reply
  • tonyfan

    The new album is soooo amazing [2]

    14 Jul 2012 Reply
  • dingdingMao723

    The new album is soooo amazing!!!!!!!! Love you~

    13 Jul 2012 Reply
  • RyanRossFreak

    They have a new album? Say what

    30 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Mark4Gsus

    I heard that they have a new cd coming out soon, if not already...haven't seen it yet though.

    28 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Marnixx92

    Only one album, it is a shame because I really their music!

    26 Jan 2012 Reply
  • jasiekjp

    i fucking love capital lights. has anyone got their aftereight album? i cant find it anywhere.

    18 Jul 2011 Reply
  • welchpeter

    Here's to hoping.

    26 Mar 2011 Reply
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