artist: The Heartlights
featured track:
"Can I Come By"

Oakland locals Maggie, Jason, Nick, and Will have created a fantastic blend of Go-Go's style power-pop and shredding garage rock. Playing heavy-psych garage riffage, with power-pop song structures featuring cute-as-hell, female-belted lyrics that make you miss your adolescence. Blending a vulnerable, intimate song sensibility with loud aggravated guitars seems like a tricky area to navigate, but The Heartlights nail it. Creating something new and inspiring for just about anybody that loves rock n' roll, The Heartlights make you want to rage at a house party, while simultaneously falling in love with the girl next door. (-Corey Fedor)