Pretty Lights @ Red Rocks, Colorado 8/13/11

Pretty Lights just released the single for “I Know The Truth,” the tune featured prominently in his Bonnaroo recap video that’s been linked around a few times here and there on this site and LMB NOLA. I guess Wes and I dug this tune having linked it up, and obviously Derek Vincent Smith had other reasons why he wanted to release this tune:

“With the track ‘I Know The Truth’ I wanted to try to fuse the emotion of dark 60’s soul music with the energy of raw bass heavy dubstep,” says Derek Vincent Smith. “All the instruments were recorded to tape and then pressed to vinyl and then sampled for the sole purpose of attaining a warm organic timbre, and all the bass and synth sounds were reprocessed through analog synth modules to get a dirtier and at the same time warmer tone. It’s my first attempt at producing in a new style I like to call analog electronica. It’s modern electronic music production created with an approach based on techniques from 40-50 years ago.”

I’m definitely psyched to have a crispy version of the track for my iPhone now. Head over to to download the track. I’ll be catching PL (DVS) down in Austin this week as part of the Austin City Limits Music Festival festivities. Then he’s hitting New Orleans and moving around the rest of the country for a bit, hopefully recording music as he rolls along…

Read on for the dates.

Pretty Lights – Fall 2011 Tour Dates

9/15 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall with Nas opening
9/16 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Music Festival
9/17 New Orleans, LA The Sugar Mill
9/20 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
9/21 Charlottesville, VA Telos Wireless Pavilion
9/22 Binghamtom, NY Events Center
9/23 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
9/24 Philadelphia, PA Popped! Festival @ FDR Park
9/25 Lewiston, ME The Colisee
9/27 Burlington, VT Burlington Memorial Auditorium
9/28 Wallingford, CT The Dome at Oakdale
9/29 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore D.C.
9/30 Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion
10/1 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
10/4 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
10/5 South Bend, IN Morris Center
10/6 Dekalb, IL NIU Convocation Center
10/7 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
10/8 St. Paul, MN Myth
10/9 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
10/11 Oxford, MS Lyric Theatre
10/12 Oxford, MS Lyric Theatre
10/13 Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
benefit for Tuscaloosa Disaster Relief Fund
10/14 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre co-headlining with Bassnectar
10/15 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre co-headlining with Bassnectar
10/27 Lincoln, NE Pershing Center
10/28 Tulsa, OK The Brady Theater
10/29 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
10/31 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium