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Locals Only: Light Thieves "Crystal Maps" Single & Video

Hello people of the Shire!  How was your Mother's Day?  Filled with memories of that one time you were playing center field in a Little League game and got beamed in the noggin by a fly ball only to have your tears wiped away by your Mama.  Or is that just me?  [cue Tupac's "Dear Mama"]  Excuse me, I've got something in my eye.

So yes, now that Mother's Day is over, it's time to get back to the business of blogging.  And I'm excited to do so because the weekend saw the release of some serious local releases.  Music that has been hyped by quite a few people on our Twitter feed (@spanspekfest incase you want to follow us).  And I'm happy to say that the music does not disappoint!

The first new track comes from Fresno heavy hitters Light Thieves!

The group is in the midst of raising money for their Spirit Homes album release after some assholes robbed their rehearsal space (to donate visit their Indiegogo page).  "Crystal Maps" is the first single off the LP and it's a rocker.  Members Mike Adame (keyboards/vocals), Robert Joel Melton (guitar/vocals), and Erica Ashley Najera (bass/keyboards) unspool intricately layered textures atop drummer Kaleb Saldate's unstoppable beats.  If I have a complaint, it's that the song ends waaaayyyy to quickly!  Like that insane kid in that Geico commercial, I want more!  We hear at Spanspek Headquarters seriously cannot wait to hear Spirit Homes in its entirety.

For more info on Light Thieves, check out the following:

And as a special surprise, courtesy of musician/photographer/videographer extraordinaire Kevin Figueroa, here's the new music video for "Crystal Maps"!  Be sure to watch in 1080p!

Tomorrow I'll be dropping our review of Cockamamie Jamie's new album Survivor Series!  See you then!

Oh, one last thing!  SAVE THE DATE!!!

Cristobal Carrillo
May 13, 2013


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