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Headlights

Headlights are an indie threesome from Champaign, Illinois, comprised of users of Kindercore music group Maserati and Parasol music group Absinthe Blind. After name adjustments, false begins, and membership modifications (at one stage, they were referred to as Orphans) the group resolved on the current moniker and lineup (Erin Fein on vocals and keyboards, Brett Sanderson on drums, and Tristan Wraight on vocals, acoustic guitar, and bass) in 2004. Headlights documented their debut, The Opponents EP, with Adam Schmitt providing as maker. Featuring an early-’90s American noise-pop audio reminiscent of Speed Lady and Lilys filtered through contemporary consumer electronics, the record was originally obtainable only through email order with Headlights gigs. The EP sold-out, and Polyvinyl required notice from the band’s reputation, putting your signature on it and re-releasing The Foes EP in November 2005. The music group continued documenting and released its initial full-length album, Wipe out Them with Kindness, in 2006. The record was generally documented in Milwaukee, and Headlights opted to remain closer to house for the documenting of the follow-up work. Some Race, Some Stopping made an appearance in Feb 2008, accompanied by another circular of touring (this time around alongside Oklahoma’s the Evangelicals). Animals, released the next year, demonstrated the music group at its most instant and emotionally effective.

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