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- Posted on Oct 31st 2008 12:00PM by Kim Davis
"In the beginning of our set, [Bam] popped up waving his hand in the air signaling his whole crew to support [us]," singer Matt Reich told OurStage.com, a site where fans are ranking them in the top 25 in the alternative category. "Before we knew it, a few dudes were dancing around, clapping their hands, getting rowdy ... having a killer time." But the highlight of the night for them came when Bam, who is vocal about his adoration of Norwegian death metal and has toured with H.I.M., and crew huddled to sing their anthemic track 'This Could Be the Last Time,' leaving the crowd and the band itself "riveted."
Notorious audience participation-seekers, Lights Resolve offered CMJ Music Marathon festivalgoers some advice this year: "Dress up nice and comb your hair," Reich warned in advance of their set. "I'll probably be taping [the] set on my new Flip cam from the back of the room." The band also played 2008's SXSW and, having won MTV2's Battle of the Bands, are currently opening for the 'Rock Band' tour, playing alongside Dashboard Confessional, Panic At the Disco and the Plain White T's.
But whether landing on Margera's iPod playlist or rocking out emo-style with their tourmates, the band has said that they "avoid 'hipness' at all costs." And they're equally uninterested in describing their rock-meets-new-wave sound, maintaining that "you can't describe your own music without comign across as a dick." Well said.