Derek Vincent Smith, who performs under the Pretty Lights moniker (due tonight at the Boulder Theater), has announced plans to release three new EPs, the first of which, Making Up a Changing Mind, was just posted to his site last week.
With three albums already under his belt that have received a collective half million downloads -- Taking Up Your Precious Time, Filling Up the City Skies and, most recently, Passing By Behind Your Eyes -- Smith's seemingly boundless ambition shows no signs of waning.And hopefully that momentum continues. Although a release date has been set for the other two EPs (June 15 and October 12), Smith is still reportedly writing material for those efforts.
In the meantime, you'll have plenty of chances to catch Pretty Lights in the next couple days. Tonight, he kicks off a pair of dates in Boulder at the Boulder Theater this evening, and tomorrow night at the Fox Theatre, followed by two back-to-back dates in Mile High City this weekend at the Gothic Theatre on Friday, March 12 and the Ogden Theatre on Saturday, March 13.
Below is the full list of dates (which include stops at the South By Southwest, Ultra Music and Coachella festivals), as well as a track from Making Up a Changing Mind. And if you haven't already, head over to PrettyLightsMusic.com and download Pretty Lights first three albums.
"I Can See It In Your Face"
Pretty Lights Spring 2010
03/09/10 - Ft. Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre 03/10/10 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater 03/11/10 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre 03/12/10 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre 03/13/10 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre 03/20/10 - Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa 03/23/10 - Baton Rouge, LA - Varsity Theatre 03/24/10 - Mobile, AL - Soul Kitchen Mobile 03/25/10 - Oxford, MI - Lyric Theatre 03/26/10 - Miami, FL - Ultra Music Festival 03/27/10 - Birmingham, AL - Sloss Furnace 03/31/10 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre 04/01/10 - Richmond, VA - The National 04/02/10 - Philadephia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts 04/03/10 - Clifton, NY - Northern Lights 04/04/10 - Burlington, VT - Higher Grounds 04/06/10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre 04/07/10 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection 04/08/10 - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century 04/09/10 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant 04/10/10 - Madison, WI - Barrymore Theatre 04/13/10 - Missoula, MT - Wilma Theatre 04/14/10 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre 04/15/10 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine 04/17/10 - Indio, CA - Coachella Festival 04/19/10 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre 04/20/10 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre 04/21/10 - Albuquerque, NM - El Rey Theatre 04/23/10 - Fayetteville, AR - Fayetteville Towncenter 04/24/10 - Columbia, MO - Blue Note 04/25/10 - Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall 04/28/10 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre 04/29/10 - Houston, TX - The Ballroom 04/30/10 - New Orleans, LA - Republic 05/01/10 - Nashville, TN - Illumination at Limelight 05/30/10 - Geneva, MN - Bella Music Festival 06/05/10 - Baltimore, MD - Starscape Festival 06/30/10 - Squaw Valley, CA - Wanderlust Festival