New LITE promo video –"The Sun Sank"

Promo video for “The Sun Sank” from the forthcoming LITE EP “Turns Red” – this will be available from October 7th only from our online shop.

LITE "Turns Red" EP

LITE will release a new three track EP called “Turns Red” on October 7th. Recorded with ex-Jawbox frontman J Robbins in Baltimore during their first US tour with Mike Watt & The Missingmen in May, the track listing is:

1. The Sun Sank
2. Tomato
3. Vermillion

LITE on French TV

From the French TV show “No Life”, recorded in Paris during last year’s European tour.

LITE review in New York Press

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For the second night, the Mercury Lounge was packed and Watt came out to introduce a band he’s friends with called Lite. He announced it was the Tokyo band’s first U.S. show and then bowed to them. These four guys came on stage and killed. Everyone in the crowd seemed amazed. Lite’s style would probably by genre-defined as instrumental math rock, though I think that’s a horrible title for them. Math is boring. These guys were exciting to watch, you didn’t know what was gonna happen. I was standing in front of the bassist, and he was definitely channeling some Watt through that bass. Like the Missingmen, these guys were tight. They started and stopped on a dime, mid song, while jumping around playing these intricate lines that alternatively harmonized and deharmonized with each other. That’s the best way I can explain it. I don’t think anyone there had ever heard them before, so it was a real treat.

Read the full review

Photo set of LITE at North Star Bar, Philadelphia

LITE Live in New York

LITE performing “Contemporary Disease” at the Mercury Lounge in New York last Friday, May 8th. The band are continuing their string of US dates with Mike Watt & The Missingmen and will release another digital only live EP this coming Friday called “Live in New York”. The EP will be available worldwide via iTunes.

Lite New York

LITE US dates

LITE will visit the US for the first time, opening five shows for Mike Watt & The Missingmen on their “prac’n the 3rd opera” tour:

08/05/09 – Mercury Lounge, New York
09/05/09 – North Star Bar, Philadelphia
10/05/09 – Club Cafe, Pittsburgh
11/05/09 – Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights
12/05/09 – Shelter, Detroit