Alt-pop icon Lights has announced her highly-anticipated new album PEP, will get a release on April 1st. The news is heralded by the release of hypnotic new track “Salt and Vinegar,” which is accompanied by an official music video streaming now while PEP is available for pre-order now via Fueled By Ramen.

Lights expanded, “I’ve never understood the task more than I did when I was making this record. My vision feels complete, and every single component comes from this very intense evolution I’ve experienced in my personal life over the last few years.” She adds, “We’re all products, we all market ourselves every single day. The idea behind PEP is if you’re going to brand yourself, then brand yourself to happiness.”

In celebration of the record, Lights’ “Baby I’m Back” North American headline tour will kick off April 3 in Portland, OR, making stops at The Fonda in Los Angeles and New York City’s Irving Plaza before wrapping up in Toronto, Ontario on May 7th. Tickets for all dates are available now.

PEP Track Listing:

1. Beside Myself
2. In My Head
3. Prodigal Daughter
4. Salt and Vinegar
5. Money in the Bag
6. Jaws
7. Rent
8. Sparky
9. Real Thing (feat. Elohim)
10. Easy Money
11. Okay Okay
12. Voices Carry
13. Grip

Tour Dates:

04/03 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
04/04 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
04/06 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
04/07 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
04/08 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
04/09 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
04/11 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
04/12 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
04/13 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
04/15 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
04/16 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East
04/17 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
04/19 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
04/20 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
04/22 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
04/23 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live
04/24 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
04/25 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
04/26 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
04/28 – Kansas City, MO – Madrid Theatre
04/29 – Denver, CO – Summit
04/30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell
05/03 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
05/04 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago
05/06 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
05/07 – Toronto, ON – History


I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.