Snow Patrol is another band that I discovered I like once I dug into their catalog deeper than “Chasing Cars” and “Shut Your Eyes,” although I loved the latter the first time I heard it and still do. I’ve seen them live once, opening for U2 on the 360 Tour. I actually enjoyed their set more than U2’s that night. Snow Patrol’s new album, Fallen Empires, will be released in the UK in a few weeks and to us in North America in January, 2012. (Although, these days, with everything available digitally, I’m not sure how you release anything to only part of the world.) I’ve checked out a few songs via videos posted on the Snow Patrol site and live performances on YouTube and have heard enough to be excited. The best of the bunch to my ears so far is the title track, a darkly pulsing, propulsive song with some drama to it. I like it a lot. Here’s a recent performance on Later…with Jools Holland.
We are the lights, indeed.