If experience was gold, The Shiny Lights would be rich. One of the more promising new bands to pop out of the always crowded music scene in Minnesota – aka The Land of 10000 bands – in 2010, The Shiny Lights have about a century’s worth of collective experience behind them, something that is immediately evident when you hear the inspired pop/rock on their self-titled debut EP. Equally adept at up-tempo rockers and delicate pop craft – and most everything in
between – this is a band that clearly is serious about its business.
The core of The Shiny Lights revolves around the musical partnership of John Eller and Chris Lynch, who made two wonderful albums together as “Eller Lynch”: Dog Day Afternoon (1996), which won the Minnesota Music Award in 1997 for “Best Indie Album,” and Pathetique (2000).