Light Years (band)
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Light Years Band
Light Years
Light Years 2011.jpg
Light Years in 2011
Background information
Origin Cleveland, Ohio
Genres Pop punk
2009 (2009)-present
Labels
  • Escapist
  • Paper + Plastick
  • Animal Style
  • Rude
Website lightyearsoh.bandcamp.com
Members
  • Pat Kennedy
  • Andrew Foerst
  • Tommy Englert
  • Kent Sliney

Light Years are an American pop punk band from Kent, Ohio.

History

Light Years formed in the year 2009 while vocalist Pat Kennedy worked at Subway. Since then, they have released one full-length album and three EPs. In winter 2011/2012, the band went on a full US tour with Pentimento.[1] In February 2012, they went on a European tour with Pentimento.[2] The band embarked on a summer tour in 2012 alongside Citizen and Turnover.[3] In the spring of 2013, the band went on a tour with Safe.[4] In June and July, the group went on a short US tour with Mixtapes, You Blew It! and Modern Baseball.[5] In early 2014, the band played on The 2014 Acoustic Basement Tour, hosted by Warped Tour.[6] Between February and April, the band went on a US tour with Neck Deep and Knuckle Puck.[7] On March 16, the band performed at South by So What?! festival.[8] In the summer of 2014, the band performed on the 2014 Warped Tour.[9] The band released the Temporary EP through Animal Style in 2014.[10]

The band signed a worldwide deal with independent label Rude Records in 2015 and finished recording their second full-length album with Will Yip, which was released in the Fall of 2015. The band supported Neck Deep and State Champs on their UK tour in February 2016.[11] The band also supported Four Year Strong on their Spring 2016 Northeast tour along with Can't Swim.

Style

Rock Sound described Light Years' sound as "Smashing American pop-punk that prefers to hark back to the turn of the millenium instead of running with the current crowd".[10]

Discography

Studio albums
List of studio albums
Title Album details
I Won't Hold This Against You
  • Released: June 18, 2013[12]
  • Label: Paper + Plastick (PP0397)
  • Format: CD, DL, LP
I'll See You When I See You
  • Released: November 13, 2015[13]
  • Label: Rude (RDR 112)
  • Format: CD, DL, LP
Extended plays
List of extended plays
Title Album details
This Will Come Back to Haunt Me
  • Released: September 1, 2010[14]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: DL
Just Between Us...
  • Released: March 10, 2012[15]
  • Label: Escapist (ER-008)
  • Format: DL, 7" vinyl
Parking Lots
  • Released: April 8, 2013[16]
  • Label: Paper + Plastick
  • Format: DL
Trying to Be...
  • Released: October 23, 2013[17]
  • Label: Paper + Plastick
  • Format: DL
Acoustics
  • Released: June 19, 2014[18]
  • Label: Paper + Plastick
  • Format: DL
Temporary
  • Released: September 9, 2014[19]
  • Label: Animal Style (ASR-044)
  • Format: CD, DL, 12" vinyl
Lite Years
  • Released: September 9, 2016[20]
  • Label: Rude
  • Format: DL

Members

Current members
  • Pat Kennedy - vocals, guitar
  • Andrew Foerst - guitar
  • Tommy Englert - bass
  • Kent Sliney - drums

References

Citations
  1. ^ Kraus, Brian. "Pentimento announce tour with Light Years". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2014. 
  2. ^ Kraus, Brian. "Pentimento announce European tour with Light Years". Retrieved 2014. 
  3. ^ Yancey, Bryne. "Citizen, Turnover and Light Years announce tour". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2014. 
  4. ^ Kraus, Brian. "Light Years and Safe announce spring tour". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2014. 
  5. ^ Kraus, Brian (June 22, 2013). "Modern Baseball release "The Weekend" video". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved 2017. 
  6. ^ Crane, Matt. "Warped Tour announce The 2014 Acoustic Basement Tour". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2014. 
  7. ^ Kraus, Brian (February 5, 2014). "Neck Deep and Knuckle Puck announce tour EP". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved 2017. 
  8. ^ Crane, Matt (January 23, 2014). "South By So What?! confirm final lineup". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved 2017. 
  9. ^ Crane, Matt. "Acoustic Basement performers announced for Warped Tour 2014". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Bird, ed. 2015, p. 45
  11. ^ Biddulph, Andy (October 5, 2015). "Neck Deep + State Champs Just Announced An Amazing Tour". Rock Sound Magazine. Retrieved 2015. 
  12. ^ "I Won't Hold This Against You by Light Years". iTunes. Retrieved 2016. 
  13. ^ "I'll See You When I See You - Light Years | Release Info". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016. 
  14. ^ "This Will Come Back to Haunt Me - Light Years". Light Years. September 1, 2010. Retrieved 2016. 
  15. ^ "Just Between Us - Light Years". Light Years. March 10, 2012. Retrieved 2016. 
  16. ^ Beringer, Drew (April 8, 2013). "Light Years Sign To Paper+Plastick - News Article". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2016. 
  17. ^ Wagner, Christian (October 6, 2013). "Light Years Announce 'Trying to be...' Covers EP - News Article". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2016. 
  18. ^ DiVincenzo, Alex (June 19, 2014). "Exclusive: Light Years Acoustic EP Stream - News Article". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2016. 
  19. ^ "Temporary - Light Years | Release Info". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016. 
  20. ^ "Lite Years - EP by Light Years". iTunes. Retrieved 2016. 
Sources
  • Bird, Ryan, ed. (April 2015). "New Noise: Light Years". Rock Sound. London: Freeway Press Inc. (198). ISSN 1465-0185. 

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