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White Light Riot


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White Light Riot consists of Minneapolis natives, brothers Mike and Mark Schwandt, Joe Christenson and Dan Larsen. These incredibly talented musicians craft catchy songs that appeal to fans of both indie rock and Britpop. Though often compared to The Killers, The Strokes or Franz Ferdinand, White Light Riot blend originality with influences of the past. The foursome have been playing together since 2005 and already have released two Eps, The Dark Is Light Enough, produced by Erik Appelwick (Tapes ‘N Tapes) and Out of Sight, produced/co-engineered by Brent Sigmeth (Grant Hart, They Might Be Giants, Tim O’Reagan, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott). Atomism, their first full-length album, was also produced/co-engineered by Sigmeth, co-engineered by Paul Marino (The New Congress, Desdemona) and mastered by Bob Ludwig. With sophisticated lyrics, perfected melodies and tight, driving rhythms, their music keeps audiences engaged and attracts new fans with every show.

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  • luckystoned

    make my day, boys :)

    22 Aug 2011 Reply
  • porch2

    foda! :D

    5 Feb 2010 Reply
  • drewtua

    i love you guys<3333

    6 Jan 2010 Reply
  • BoutiqueEmpire

    Heard "Midway Souvenirs", really good track guys. Cheers!

    12 Aug 2009 Reply
  • porch2

    jamendo great band!

    17 May 2009 Reply
  • Esofhlostonic

    I MISS YOU GUYS A LOT! i feel like the lamest fan ever because i haven't seen you in so long. argh.

    27 Mar 2009 Reply
  • courtney903

    saw WLR play live last night-- the most incredible show EVER. mike is an extremely charismatic front man, and the rest of the guys certainly know how to rock as well. if you get a chance-- catch a show. you most certainly will not be disappointed.

    13 Oct 2008 Reply
  • IndieTickets

    White Light Riot will be performing a show on July 18th at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. Indie Tickets and 50 Entertainment have teamed up to offer a special promotion for this show. Anyone who buys an advanced ticket will be automatically entered to win a prize package including a copy of a Limited Edition EP of new music from White Light Riot, as well as a signed tour poster. Be sure to get your tickets for this show now;

    23 Jun 2008 Reply
  • partyboy911

    With White Light Riot, its impossible to just sit there and not be moving your foot or anything. This band is seriously amazing!

    19 Jun 2008 Reply
  • JR-Media

    This band is amazing

    15 Jun 2008 Reply
  • go-went-gone

    i second this

    17 Mar 2008 Reply
  • the_bitter_pill

    great band, cheers!

    23 Jan 2008 Reply
  • RompeRatones

    not bad, i found out about them at jamendo's

    10 Nov 2007 Reply
  • lucky_eno

    aw, i remember seeing them live last summer. it was so nice. new album? nice. Stars is such a great track.

    2 Aug 2007 Reply
  • theczar

    Great stuff!

    29 Jul 2007 Reply

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