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Ian Gratton Simply beautiful beautiful music. Favorite track: Walls.
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Master of Muppets It's like the best, most heart wrenching moments of Deftones got extended into complete songs and somehow rendered even more emotionally resonant. I've long wished for a band to be able to recapture the same beautifully broken power of Deftones tracks like "Digital Bath", "Entombed", "Knife Prty" or "Be Quiet...", I never dreamed I'd find an act that does it better. Favorite track: The Grower.
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A Ocean is a great image for this music. It has a very beautiful and inviting ambiance, but with power and depth. I have this idea of it washing over me and carrying me where it will, to new and different places--being both nurturing and challenging.

Got my CD in the mail--quite promptly! All wrapped in plastic and everything. Interestingly, the black plastic backing has this wave-like effect going on which I assume I can thank the manufacturer for. Favorite track: Joseph.
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Tidals is the debut full-length release of Spotlights on Crowquill Records.



released May 13, 2016

Written, produced, and performed by Mario and Sarah Quintero
Recorded and mixed by Mario Quintero
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege
Additional guitar on Joseph by Michael B. Hayden
Additional recording by Jason Finkel on Walls and Joseph


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Spotlights New York

Sarah Quintero - Bass/Guitar/Vocals
Mario Quintero - Guitar/Synths/Vocals
Chris Enriquez - Drums (Live)

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Track Name: Walls
Iron inked blood
Veins turning black as
Walls we built
Crumble around us

Green tarnished blue
Haunting the ocean
Holding you over my shoulder

As Tides rise
Our tides rise

However, they compare them all
Whenever they can

Release the water
Pouring the unrelenting dream
And every second from the break
Remains the one that you will know
And we're caught between the threads
To suffer the unrelenting dream
Track Name: The Grower
Teeth into the ground
Holy humans
Lick their dirty gods
To the moon

Hold your head up high
Holy human
You’re the only one
On the moon

Grow, under your skin
You should be older/unmarked but older

Grow, into your sins
They'll bring you/us closer
Track Name: Hover
Holding flashing lights over the underground
Surface satellite hovering over

Isolated I see through the underground
Insulating you over and over

I'm looking down for you
I'm holding out for you
Track Name: To The End
Aren't we all just colored
ashes in the light of day

The shivers
The comfort

We're safe from

To the end

Believe in
The promises

And we'll all uncover
Heaven as a burning flame

Drink your poison, you'll live
In the fire, you'll breath
If you're chosen, you'll live
In the fire you'll breath

Through Faithful eyes
This will end

Faithful eyes
You will learn
Track Name: Joseph
Cross the vast ocean I
dream of you through highest tides

Across the last ocean you
By my side through highest tides

I can’t hold anyone else the same

Hearts of lead sinking with you

Underneath I'll never be the samet
Hearts of fire burning with you

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