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Crushed By Lights

by Pictures of Then

Channeling psychedelic folk roots through howling indie rock branches.
Genre: Rock: College Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Current
4:28 $0.99
2. The Argument
5:50 $0.99
3. Samson
4:12 $0.99
4. Instant Rocket to Glory
2:43 $0.99
5. L.A. Nights
4:32 $0.99
6. Followed, Pt. 1
2:17 $0.99
7. Motorcar
4:57 $0.99
8. Hollow Suits
4:24 $0.99
9. Crushed By Lights
3:47 $0.99
10. Something Wrong
4:52 $0.99
11. The Grand Despot of Moreattainia
4:16 $0.99
12. Anna the Spy
4:13 $0.99
13. Shallow and Burnt
3:16 $0.99
14. Followed, Pt. 2
2:39 $0.99
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Album Notes
Pictures of Then formed in 2005 and immediately set to work finding a sonic balance between reverence for the past and vision of the future, fashioning a sound that reflected their aptly chosen name. The Minneapolis, MN based quintet's debut album, Crushed By Lights, has been widely acclaimed, earning comparisons to Pink Floyd and Smashing Pumpkins (www.citybeat.com). Their often diverse sound, ranging from sonic rock anthems to Beatles-esque sing-alongs, perhaps finds a common thread through the "unique and appealing vocals" (www.taxi.com) of front-man Casey Call, and the groups tendency to fuse indie rock with retro-style. City Pages' Brian Baker, may have best described the music of Pictures of Then as "spirited and buzzy, swung with Glam/Pop abandon, channeling Psychedelic Folk roots through howling Indie Rock branches..."

The band is currently busy touring in anticipation of their follow-up full length album which is scheduled for release late summer 2008.


"Current" featured on MTV / The Real World XX: Hollywood Ep. 4
~ MTVs Real World ( http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?id=1586651&vid=231288 )

"Hailing from the well-known music town of Minneapolis, PofT, has quite the legacy to follow. The boys pass the test with flying colors with their stellar track, “Instant Rocket to Glory.” The art of songwriting is not easy, yet, these indie-rockin’ retro throwbacks know all the tricks!"
~ MyxerTones.com

"...Finding a sonic balance between reverence for the past and vision of the future [Crushed By Lights], has been widely acclaimed, earning comparisons to Pink Floyd and Smashing Pumpkins."
~ Brian Baker, CityBeat.com

"...[Pictures of Then] played a spirited and buzzy set...with Glam/Pop abandon, channeling Psychedelic Folk roots through howling Indie Rock branches."
- MPMF Live Review

Crushed By Lights, smells of Built to Spill and Malkmus — perhaps helping to further shape the new “Minneapolis Sound.” It’s upbeat, short and sweet and riddled with deceit.
~ www.perfectporridge.com

Current really blew me away - the other songs are good as well but Current is special...I really like the band, a lot of interesting musical parts, very distinctive and appealing vocals.



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Tomelodious Callmeperfect

The band rocks so hard it makes me want to cry...and then hurl.
Very pleasant "whimsically fastasia inducing" melodies. Extremely hard and heavy "to the point of screaming while yer face is melting" guitar riffs. Righteously solid "kick you in the butt, if yer not careful" drumming. Over-the- top bulbous thundering spasms of bass terds. And quite frankly...a really cheesy auxillary percussion and keyboard "unnecessary distraction" section.

Kevin Westfall

Crushed By Lights
It was like Iv'e heard this all before, but I knew better. Familiar, yet new and fresh.
Do yourself a favor spend the money for this one!!!. Hey the way I see it 12 tunes out of 14 ain't half bad.

Stan Letscher

Unique Indie Sound
I am a music junkie and I listen to a lot of Indie Artists. Pictures of then is not like any of the other Indie Artists I listen to. They have a unique sound that's different and very new to the Indie world, in my opinion. The front man of the group knows his music and I should know, I have some of his original music before Pictures of Then was even formed!