Standby Records’ Light the Fire is proud to premiere the new music video for “Ascension” here on HM. The single comes from the band’s sophomore full-length release, also titled Ascension, which drops today. (You can grab the digital version here, and the physical version here.) We spoke with guitarist Felix Lopez about the track:

“This song, ‘Ascension,’ as a whole, reflects the struggle every person goes through in life with their inner demons and overcoming their biggest obstacles and questioning the universe.”

The band previously released the single “Strong Heart, Fragile Mind,” also from the new album, which you can listen to below. Light the Fire is currently on a short tour supporting the release:

  • 9/9 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar
  • 9/10 Dallas. TX – Curtain Club
  • 9/11 Houston, TX – Acadia Bar

Speaking about the album as a whole, bassist Andrew Penland said, “‘Ascension’ is everything we’ve been through in the last year. It is an album that expresses so many emotions and pushes us to the edge of our creativity. If there was one word to describe this album, it would be “emotion.” This album takes everything we did on Lost At Sea and pushes the boundaries of what you know to be Light the Fire.”



Droning On

The world came to a halt in 2020, but London-based Drones trudged on, giving a voice to the hurt that circulates with (or without) a pandemic: "You shouldn’t underestimate the power of writing things down or literally speaking them out loud, which I’m learning. I’m glad I made these songs, no matter how personal they are."


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