Central Wisconsin based Post-rock
The music of Searchlights presents a dynamic odyssey. Melancholic guitar lines swell with atmosphere, soft texture gives way to heart stopping bass and propulsive drums --- simple drones evolve into artful grooves. Their unexampled style incorporates ethereal vocals, Japanese taiko and layered soundscapes into compositions that are cinematic and invoke strong emotion.
Formed by guitarist Lane Devereaux and bassist Korey Krause in 2012, the pair challenged themselves to explore slow tempos, soundscapes and programming glitched out percussion. A self titled album was released in 2014 featuring drummer Mike Fienen on tracks “Cloud Traveler” and “Magnetic North”. Mike’s drum kit and style are one of a kind. Playing a mix of traditional Japanese taiko drums and Western percussion, he intricately matches the moods of the guitar and bass. Icy cymbals wash and reverberate, a deep kick drum pulses, shimes cut loud and clear, with the okedo holding a heartbeat bass
Searchlights are working on performing throughout the midwest. Their soundscapes dig deep bringing audiences into a rich sound environment. Listen and let your mind wander.
Bass/ Korey Krause
Drums , Vox/ Mike Fienen
Guitar, Vox/ Lane Devereaux
--Images by DJP media--
News & Updates
Our track "Smoke Signals" was aired on Radio FM4 Vienna/Austria on 9/29/14
Had a great show at the Young Space gallery opening. Nothing like two sets with all eyes on you. We were very grateful. 4/10/2015
Our track"These Celestial Days" was aired on 6forty internet radio on 5/11/2015
Our Track " These Celestial Days" was featured on Ambient Music YouTube channel 5/13/2015
Our Track " These Celestial Days" was featured on Beyond Radio YouTube channel 5/13/2015
Two Great shows in the books at the "Make Music Madison" festival 6/21/2015
Looking forward to Jam'N July Next year Stevens Point! Pretty awesome to be welcomed by the fans of Metal, doom, punk, and thrash the way we were. 7/25/2015
Super Excited to announce that we are headed back to record new material! We'll keep you posted. 8/5/2015
Almost all Tracks are set for the new album. It shouldn't be much longer now. 1/15/2016
Searchlights Interview with Prankster101 http://prankster101.com/music/interview-with-lane-devereaux-of-searchlights/ 4/2/2016
Unknown to us a French Photographer and blogger Purchased our Track "MAGNETIC NORTH" and used it in his stunning time lapses. Check out the video link https://vimeo.com/176731275 and when you get a chance check out his awesome page https://www.facebook.com/adudeandhisvan/?fref=ts 7/29/16
All pre-production of the new album has been wrapped up! We will start production of the new album fall of 2016 with the hopes of releasing in winter/spring of 2017. 8/25/2016
EXCITING NEWS! We have sold all of our copies of our original album and we will be offering a remastered album with a new look from here on out. 9/3/2016
Drum Tracking Has begun for the new album Titled " Phototrophic". 10/15/2016
Drum Tracking and Guitar Tracking are finished for the new album. We hope to start mixing FEB 1st 2017. Hopefully we'll have the finished product spring of 2017. We'll keep you posted!!. 1/13/2017
All Tracking for our New LP " Phototrophic" is finished. We're on to mixing! 1/27/2017
All Mixing mastering and Production for "Phototrophic" is finished. We will Release 6/8/2017. To hold you over have a listen to our single " Search and Rescue" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTagRxdeG1M&t=30s
ECHOES AND DUST REVIEW OF PHOTOTROPHIC- " The album is beautiful and lush, so versatile in it’s sound, that you can listen to it driving down a highway or lying down under the starry night’s sky." http://echoesanddust.com/2017/06/searchlights-phototrophic/
Young Space Art Exhibit, Friday April 10th At young space Downtown Appleton, WI.
Madison Makes Music Festival, Sunday June 21st at Wingra Boats and EKEN park, Madison WI.
Jam'N' July festival, Saturday July 25th at Pfiffner Park in Stevens Point, WI.
New Moon Cafe in Oshkosh WI on Feb 27th. Show starts at 8pm. For more info https://www.facebook.com/events/213078992370593/
The Draw in Appleton WI July 2ND. Show starts at 7 P.M. We'll be playing with The Present Age and Native Tongues.
2nd annual Jam' N July at Pfiffner park in Stevens Point Wi. July 23rd 2016. Searchlights goes on 7:45 P.m. until 8:15 P.m.
Searchlights will be playing a gallery closing at the Match Factory in Hortonville wi. 116 W Main St, Hortonville, WI 54944 July 30TH 2016
SEARCHLIGHTS w Native/Tongues 10/24/2016 8:30PM @ FREQUENCY in Madison Wisconsin
SEARCHLIGHTS 10/28/2016 8:45 PM @ THE ROOT NOTE 115 4th St S. La Crosse, WI 54601.
SEARCHLIGHTS @ JAM' N ' JULY MUSIC FESTIVAL. Sat, July 15 12PM–10PM (Searchlights is on at 330pm - 400pm) Pffifner Pioneer Park, 1100 Crossby, Stevens Point, WI
SEARCHLIGHTS Album Release Show!! Starting @ 8:30-10:30 August 18th. No opener Just SEARCHLIGHTS. THE DRAW @ 800 S Lawe St, Appleton, Wisconsin 54915
SEARCHLIGHTS performing with Cycropia (https://vimeo.com/cycropia/showcase for Interactive illuminated art exhibit for Olbrich Botanical Gardens' annual GLEAM event, opening Gala on August 26th @ Obrich Botanical Gardens 3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704 Madison Wisconsin.
SEARCHLIGHTS @ PH community house in Tulsa, OK on November 10th - More details to follow.
SEARCHLIGHTS w The Maher Band and The Gabriel Harris Group. Saturday November 11th @ 10PM- 1AM. Bremen Cafe 901 E Clarke St. Milwaukee, WI.
SEARCHLIGHTS w Grim Waters and TBA November 12th @ the WISCO/ Willy Street Pub https://wiscobar.com/
SEARCHLIGHTS w Rocket Miner and The Days Before Everything. NOV 18 8PM@ Gibsons Music Hall 211 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911. https://gibsonmusichall.com/