Move west finally leads to music for L.A. transplants behind The Violet Lights

The Violet Lights is the first to acknowledge their creation story sounds far-fetched: Amber Garvey and Joel Nass pack up their life together in Green Bay, Wis., and move to Los Angeles to make music. They work a succession of weird jobs — dog-sitting in the desert, property management, personal chef to an eccentric billionaire (her) — and take pensive photos of each other for their blog when they’re not looking for new jobs and places to live.

All that scrapping around, though, finally led back to music. Nass and Garvey expanded to a quintet (via lead guitarist Billy McIntyre, bassist Kyle Kozlowski and drummer Mike Walker) and recorded a Britpop-influenced EP, “Sex & Sound.” It’s a five-song collection full of muscular guitars and hummable hooks that call to mind, say, the Libertines and Kaiser Chiefs on “Your Love/Not Enough,” the free song.

Suddenly that move west is looking pretty good.

The band self-releases the EP May 24 through its online store, iTunes and Amazon.

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Your Love/Not Enough mp3

  2 comments for “Move west finally leads to music for L.A. transplants behind The Violet Lights

  1. February 16, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    The Violet Lights are AWESOME! That track Your Love/Not Enough is pretty wicked!

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