Where Britain had \'northern soul,\' Washington has \'northwestern soul.\' Hailing from Bellingham, Wa, The Love Lights play soul music. Following their 2007 debut, Problems & Solutions, the band augmented their indie pop sound with a horn section. The more the horns played, the more people smiled, and the more they smiled, the more they danced. The rhythms got deeper, and the indie pop melodies and instrumentation found a new groove. 2008\'s Young Lions captures that admixture. The Love Lights have brought their northwestern soul to stages in Bellingham, Seattle, and everywhere in between, sharing the bill (and sometimes, horn section) with The Presidents of the United States of America, Thieves of Kailua, Shane Tutmarc & the Traveling Mercies, Dave Bazaan (Pedro the Lion), and The Yogoman Burning Band. Their music can be heard on KEXP, KNDD (The End), and WWU\'s KUGS.
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