The Lights Shine on ‘Knight’

Nab the stripped-down, revved-up, cheekily titled track, “Suge Knight Sweetheart,” from this Seattle-based three-piece’s sophomore album, Diamonds and Dirt (out Nov. 7). The Lights have earned a following for their cathartic live performances, and they’ve channeled that energy into a track rife with the thundering bass lines of Fugazi and the hypnotic basement jangle of Sonic Youth.

The eerily dissonant, feedback-filled cut boasts a “mechanics of the daily-grind feel,” drummer PJ Rogalski told And though the song is about what Rogalski called “the drudgery of every day life,” he also admitted the track’s moniker has nothing to do with its themes. “That song title just came out of an inside joke,” he said. When asked what he thought Suge Knight might say about the title, the drummer responded, “I think I’d rather not find out.”

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The Lights – “Suge Knight Sweetheart” (Download MP3)

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