After releasing Eyes Like Anchors in 2012 and The Will in 2014, they began finalizing what would become the group’s defining sound. The shout-along infectiousness of the Menzingers, the unorthodox riffing of Billy Talent, and the manic energy and melodic sensibility of early Offspring all rear their heads on the group’s Moments Between EP, released in late 2017 to critical acclaim, but the group is unmistakably cut from Chicago cloth.
Influences like Alkaline Trio and Smoking Popes may not be as obvious upon first listen, but there’s an undeniable similarity, a strange sort of energetic melancholy that filters from the speakers like clear Midwestern air.
Bury Me In Lights could be considered stalwarts of the Chicago music scene at this point. As such, their new EP - This Coma - is not a pleasant surprise or an unexpected success—it’s an assertion, years in the making, that packing into a room with friends and strangers and noise and sweat, shouting together with fists in the air, is an indispensable element of a life worth celebrating.