|This article relies on references to primary sources. (January 2008)|
|Origin||Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.|
|Genres||Pop rock,Christian rock|
|Years active||2002–2009, 2012|
|Labels||Tooth & Nail|
Capital Lights is an American Christian pop rock band that was formed in 2002. They released two EPs and one album as afterEIGHT, and one full-length album, This Is an Outrage!, under their current name which was released by Tooth & Nail Records on July 8, 2008. It reached No. 28 on Billboard's Christian Albums chart. On Christmas Eve 2010, Bryson Phillips appeared on RadioU's morning show, The R!OT, and revealed that the band had plans to record one last album with Tooth & Nail, though not planning to tour in support of it.
The bandmates started the group in 2002 with the name afterEIGHT, after the demise of their previous group, known as twenty-4-seven.
The name afterEIGHT came to be when vocalist/bassist Bryson Phillips and guitarist Brett Admire worked in a small restaurant named Lee's Diner. After looking for a practice place, the owner allowed them to practice there as long as it was after eight o' clock. After weeks of saying "Practice tonight...after eight", the band chose the name afterEIGHT.
Led by original lead vocalist Jacob Dement, aftereight released their first full length album, "Better Late Than Never" under Yeah Siam Records in 2006. AfterEight won several Awards with Jacob as the front including a 'SpotNik' (Tulsa Spot Award), several Battle of the Bands', among many others. Due to creative differences, Dement decided to step down and pursue a solo career. After a recent overhaul and the addition of few new members, Jonathan (Jonny) Williams and short lived guitarist Andrew Welch, the band changed in style, after the release of their self produced full length album Better Late than Never. The band, after the style change and new members, began recording and producing an EP titled Revival of the Fittest EP in early 2007. This six song EP is available online and at their shows. The EP features two tracks that will be seen on their US Tooth and Nail release, and three tracks on their Japan release of their Tooth and Nail debut.
In December 2007, afterEIGHT announced to the public, via their MySpace, that they had signed to Tooth & Nail Records.
The band has supported bands such as Anberlin, Kutless, Falling Up, Skillet, SONICFLOOd, Relient K, subseven, Kids in the Way, Hawk Nelson, Project 86, Dizmas, Rooney, The Academy Is..., Bowling for Soup, The Vanished, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Disciple, and Thousand Foot Krutch, among others and been featured at music festivals across the country.
This Is An Outrage!
On February 5, 2008, afterEIGHT officially changed their name to Capital Lights. The band then toured in the months following as the opening act to the Green T Tour, headlined by fellow Tooth and Nail act Hawk Nelson and second act Run Kid Run.
Their debut Tooth and Nail release, produced by Aaron Sprinkle, This Is an Outrage!, was released on July 8, 2008 in the United States. EMI released the album in Japan later in the year with an extra track, "Can I Get an Amen", that has been seen on Capital Lights' self-produced EP, Revival of the Fittest EP.
The band was picked up by general market booking agent "The Agency Group" in July 2008.
On the August 19, 2009 Capital Lights announced on their MySpace page that they had broken up claiming that "We all felt God had different plans for our lives, and it would have been impossible to pursue those plans while continuing with the band."
Even though it seems like they broke up, Capital Lights were always friends who frequently hung out. They just decided to take a break from making music back in August 2009. They are still technically not an active band, but they announced at the end of 2010 that they would make some more music. On Christmas Eve of 2010, Bryson appeared on RadioU's morning show The R!OT in an interview during their Christmas Eve show. He announced on the behalf of the band that they had agreed with Brandon Ebel of Tooth & Nail Records to release one final album even though they are currently inactive. Bryson told Obadiah and Nikki from the show that the band will not necessarily support the album with a tour, and that the band was still in the process of writing the material. Bryson also mentioned that they will be recording in their hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Rhythm 'N' Moves
On February 8, 2012, the band announced on their Facebook page that they were finished with initial recording and would be releasing the album soon. On March 12, the band announced on their Facebook page that the new album, Rhythm N' Moves, was released July 17, 2012 on Tooth & Nail.
|Date of Release||Title||Label||Top Christian Albums|
|August 13, 2006||Better Late than Never||Yeah Siam Records||—|
|September 20, 2007||Revival of the Fittest EP||independent||—|
|July 8, 2008||This Is an Outrage!||Tooth & Nail Records||28|
|July 17, 2012||Rhythm N' Moves||Tooth & Nail Records||—|
- "The Only Way to Kill a Ghost"
- "Out of Control"
- "The Night of Your Life Is When You'll Die"
- "Worth As Much As A Counterfeit Dollar"
- "Mile Away"
- "Coldfront Heatstroke"
- "Rhythm 'N' Moves"
- Will Rock for Food (2006) "Something For God"
- Now Hear This: Discover New Music (2009) "Outrage"
- Songs From The Penalty Box, Tooth & Nail Volume 6 (2009) "Out of Control"
- X 2009 (2009) "Outrage"
- X Christmas 2008 "His Favorite Christmas Story"
- "Capital Lights > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-01-15.
- .php?artist_id=1634 Capital Lights Artist Profile | Biography And Discography | NewReleaseTuesday.com
- This Is An Outrage! at Billboard.com
- Capital Lights > RadioU Interview
- "Capital Lights Discography". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved 2009-01-15.
- Myspace Blog Post
- "Tooth & Nail Capital Lights Rhythm 'N' Moves". Retrieved 2012-07-22.