Goodnight Lights is the name of the New Jersey band, founded in 2007 and playing music in indie-rock style. It recalls the book for kids by Margaret Wise Brown Goodnight Moon. The group’s style contains elements of late 1990s indie and the “lo-fi” alternative rock lilt adopted by several other bands as Pavement or Guided by Voices. The group Goodnight Lights is known for the exciting and energetic live shows. The group has issued three self-issued albums and generally participates in the famous Philadelphia rock events.
The band continues performing in Philadelphia.
Goodnight Lights is a popular indie-rock group from Philadelphia. Named “fractured pop specialists”, the band’s music is filled with catchy melodies, driving guitars and drums. Goodnight Lights has deserved a lot of praise from different magazines, including “The Key”, “The Big Takeover”, etc.
The group members have met each other in 2007. The group includes siblings Ian and Faith Charlton, Michael Ziegler (the member of Spanish band The Young Lords and Buick), Michael Schraeger (the member of Collingswood bands called Futureman and Reverie), and also Jonah Delso (singer and songwriter).
The group’s debut album has been created in the studios of Drexel University’s, designed by the student Michael Smedes and finally released in 2009.
Goodnight Lights reunited in the record label hall with Smedes to start working on their second extended play “Electric Spark”, released in a year. For their next album, the group was nominated for Philadelphia’s show promise band of the year. The director of the well-known radio station believed that the group’s second album was “an incredible collection of tracks that reminded of the late ’90s alternative rock with a great level of distinctiveness—mainly due the well-planned songwriting and exciting music”.
Their next album “As Far As The Moon”, put out in 2012, was recorded by themselves and promoted in the band’s Collingswood rehearsal room and in the other temporary studios. In 2012, the reporter of “The Big Takeover”- one of the popular NYC rock magazine included the record in the “Top-10”, together with such groups as Radiohead and other group performing indie- rock.