Music » Critics' Picks

Headlights

9 p.m. Wednesday, November 7. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.

by

comment
After spending most of the last year and a half crisscrossing the United States. and visiting Europe, Headlights spent the past summer at home in Champaign, Illinois, recording the follow-up to its debut full-length, Kill Them With Kindness. According to the band's MySpace blog, the time in its hometown was a welcome break and allowed for some much needed R&R, barbecues and beer-drinking. Hopefully, the sunny, laid-back surroundings helped Headlights produce more of the bright and bouncy indie-pop that has become a staple of its live show and recent recorded output; Kindness was loaded with sugary tunes which tastefully touched on the fringes of the shoegaze revival while retaining an identity all their own. Short touring stints this fall have paired the band with Battles, Ted Leo and the New Pornographers, and so no doubt hopes are high within the hard-working trio that its new full-length (due out on Polyvinyl in February) will help its profile continue to rise within the indie-rock community.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.