Bright Light EP / 7" 2003

by Lewis & Clarke

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  • 7" Vinyl Record
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    7" heavy gram vinyl

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Lewis & Clarke's first release, Bright Light, took two forms:

A) One thousand die-cut and hand-bound spiral booklets w/ 3 tracks:
*Doc Holliday Was A Phony (from Bare Bones & Branches - EU Version)
*Bright Light (Exclusive B Side)
*No Name Disaster (from Bare Bones & Branches - EU Version)

B)500 colored vinyl 7" records w/ 2 tracks:
*Doc Holliday Was a Phony (from Bare Bones & Branches - EU Version)
*Bright Light (Exclusive B Side)

Here's what La Société Expéditionnaire has to say about the release:
"In 2003, several hundred 7" records and EP's were shipped overseas for European distribution, never reaching their destination. Obviously vacationing in the Bermuda Triangle for many years, they have now found their way home. A true miracle. We are proud to offer you the lost batch of Lewis & Clarke's first release."

"A gifted newcomer"
- Magnet

"Performed to the hilt, with sincerity and authenticity...with maturity and enough perspective and respect for the song to never overplay... a mournful slow-burning sound that fills the air. It's a sound that will never tire, never go out of fashion, and hopefully will be delivered in a long-playing format sometime soon."
- Delusions of Adequacy

"Everything about this rural Pennsylvania trio’s debut speaks of an attention to detail and nuance...Honest and direct, yet striking a perfect balance with lyric ambiguity, Rogai appears to be a major young talent-in-the-making. With a new full-length, Bare Bones and Branches, available (albeit only in Belgium) by the time you read this, L & C’s star is in ascent."
- Stereo Type

"Bands don't fill their songs with steel guitar to evoke clown parties, sequined suits or days at the pool...deep, thundering dreams so preferable to the waking life that we're left in confused but earnest apathy...He turns the dust of common words into moving laments, and lassoes a new sort of metaphysical slacker."
- Splendid

"Nice stuff, sort of subdued, but smart and introspective - a bit spooky, too. Lou Rogai has an easy, comfortable way with the mic, and he's a pretty interesting songwriter. 'I can see your breath write apologies across the glass,' he sings in 'Bright Light.' A definite mood record."
- Shredding Paper

"Lewis & Clarke makes no pretentious statements, harbor no ulterior motives and doesn't browbeat at all....The songs come on with a whisper and have the impact of a bomb."
- Aiding and Abetting


released September 1, 2003



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