TRACK REVIEW: Flashlights’ “Failure”


Florida punk rockers Flashlights have just released their new track, “Failure,” in anticipation of their upcoming album Bummer Summer, due out in late spring via Hard Rock Records. Singer/guitarist Terry Caudill’s emotional vocals bring Taking Back Sunday’s Adam Lazzara to mind as he rasps, “Don’t you want to stay? Was it something I did?” The track is reminiscent of early emo but Flashlights infuses it with a soft guitar reverb that makes this track a perfect summertime anthem.

Bummer Summer was produced by Scott Hutchison and Andy Monaghan of Frightened Rabbit and will be Flashlights’ second full-length release, following their 2011 debut I’m Not Alone. The foursome will be at SXSW, playing with fitting peers like The So So Glos and Diarrhea Planet, and later going on a US tour with Miniature Tigers. Listen to “Failure” below!