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Gaston Light - "Lights Out" (audio) (premiere)

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As we hear on "Lights Out", Dallas songwriter Jason Corcoran is continuing to make strides with his solo project, Gaston Light.

Dallas songwriter Jason Corcoran is continuing to make strides with his solo project, Gaston Light. A 2011 LP and several singles later, the indie rock artist has Newport Drive, a brand new three-track EP, coming out just over the horizon.


He's keeping it mostly in the Texan family, too, with musician Adam Pickrell (St. Vincent) fronting the studio effort with just a dash of California sunshine from co-producer Nathan Blumenfeld-James (Early Morning Rebel). Also joining Gaston Light for Newport Drive is a tribe of consummate musicians well-known for their contributions to other indie efforts, including drummer Justin Ivey (The Fling), bassist Eliot Lorango (Sea Wolf), guitarist David Green (Los Abandoned), and violinist Daniel Hart (St. Vincent).

The result is a fully fleshed, meticulously crafted collection of tracks that, no matter how small, are living and breathing with the sheer amount of heart and handiwork that went into developing them. Amongst them is "Lights Out". The track paints a nostalgic picture with muted colors of nostalgia and reverie, Corcoran's vocals carrying listeners forward with an easygoing sway while an ethereal soundscape builds around them.

It never strays too far from the formula it sets up at the beginning of the journey it takes you on, instead opting to focus on that feeling of longing and accentuating it as the arrangement eventually builds into something more intense near its end. It settles down in its closing moments, one last memorable strum of the guitar fading out on a track that will stick with you long after it's over.

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