1369 Lights

1369 LIGHTS is the fifth album from soul-rock singer-songwriter Bryan Thomas. Its title takes inspiration from the novel Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. You can buy it online at CDBaby or iTunes, or download it for free at BandCamp.

The album features the new band The Buggy Jive, so it’s a little louder and more electrified than previous efforts. The Buggy Jive is: BT: lead vox, acoustic guitar; JENNIFER: electric guitar; CLEOPATRA JOANZ: bass; LADY MAC: snare, hi-hat, kick drum, tin can.

Some nice people have said nice things about the record.

All songs are by Bryan Thomas except “Sticky” by Bryan Thomas and Zoe Ferrari Thomas (age 4). “Lights” was inspired by the novel Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. Photography and design by Jean-Luc for TheHiddenCity.com and WT3 Records. This album was recorded in a warm hole full of light somewhere in Delmar, NY. It was mastered by Larry DeVivo, Silvertone Mastering, Saratoga Springs, NY. It was produced by Dewitt Chyo Damseph for WT3 Records and Monopolated Light & Power. 1369 Lights copyright 2008 Radical Plastical Music and WT3 Records. All rights reserved.

“Ah,” I can hear you say, “so it was all a build-up to bore us with his buggy jiving. He only wanted us to listen to him rave!” But only partially true: Being invisible and without substance, a disembodied voice, as it were, what else could I do? What else but try to tell you what was really happening when your eyes were looking through?

– Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

buggy jive rehearsal

THE BUGGY JIVE. Pre-studio rehearsal. June 19, 2008. Photo by Jean Luc for TheHiddenCity.com.