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Spanspek Spotlight: Light Thieves

Good morning everyone! I'm watching Rick Steves right now, the nerdiest world traveler since.....actually I'm watching a new episode and he seems to have gotten control of his hair.  Good for you Rick Steves!

Next up for our Spanspek Spotlight, a band that needs no introduction.  Lets get to know Fresno quartet LIGHT THIEVES!
Here's a bit about the group, as listed on their website:

Between the heavy and jarring rhythms, pop inspired melodies and textural soundscapes, Light Thieves present to you a sound that allows you to lose yourself in the moment, all the while realizing that you’ve been dancing the whole time.

The four-piece group hails from Fresno, California and is quickly gaining a reputation for high energy live performances with a unique, often difficult to categorize “groovy” sound.  The bands frequent touring schedule has made them no stranger across California and the greater Pacific Northwest.


Light Thieves released their first LP in 2013, titled Spirit Homes. The album was warmly received, described as “prog-rock gone hyperspeed” (Origami Vinyl) and as a “cerebral, spacey brand of rock which can go from fast-paced and frenetic to calm and collected with the flip of a switch” (Gelatinous Blog).


Light Thieves are currently putting the finishing touches on their second LP, to be formally announced in 2015.


Light Thieves have been behind some of the most creative and vibrant music ever to come out of the Valley.  Their talent is surpassed only by their kindness, devotion to the local scene, and dare I say extreme good looks.  We can't wait to hear their second LP and are extremely excited to see what they have in store for the Spanspek crowd.  
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Thanks for reading and we'll see you next time to drop some more Spanspek 2015 knowledge to drop on your pinche nalgas!

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