5th: “Lighting the Sky” by Lights Out Dancing
Our 5th song (FIVE GOLDEN RINGS!!) comes from the Minneapolis powerhouse Lights Out Dancing.
Created in May of 2007, Lights Out Dancing is a Pop Rock n’ Power Roll group out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The newly formed band knew they were ready to make their music their life. In August of 2007 the band independently released their first record; a five song EP entitled “Oh, the Places You’ll Go”. The album was recorded with help of producer Jordan Schmidt and mastered at Sterling Sound in New York. After heavy independent touring, and promotion such as following the Vans Warped Tour, the record became a great success, selling over 17,000 copies.
In August 2009 the band teamed up with producer Rob Freeman to create their second album. With high expectations for the second EP, the band set to work, harder than ever, to make Ever the Optimist an even greater success. Following the release of the new record Lights Out Dancing received features from purevolume.com and both Alternative Press and Substream Magazines. The band was also chosen in the top 20 unsigned bands of 2009 by Myspace.com and in the top 10 by purevolume.com.
In the early 2010 Lights Out Dancing gained the experience and talent of vocalist Jordan Wark from San Diego, California. Now, more than ever, the band is striving to reach a new level of both writing and performing.
Noted for a highly energetic and entertaining live show, Lights Out Dancing is making a name for themselves around the country with their heavy touring schedule. They are a lighthearted band always looking for a good time that can still take their art seriously. As a result they are constantly finding new ways to keep their music and band fresh and inspiring. Guitarist Mike Haase sums it up by saying “We are best friends who love what we do and always do our best at it. It’s like we always say ‘We take having fun way too seriously.’
This song, along with all of the 12 Songs of Christmas are only downloadable through the 7th of January, 2011.