The Fog Lights is a side project (of sorts) of Justin Johnson (Pretty Little Empire) and Jim Peters (Upright Animals and Javier Mendoza), a chance to explore the two St. Louis musicians' love of acoustic music and close harmonies. "Lead the Way" beautifully illustrates the fruits of their musical friendship.
The Magnolia Avenue Studios hosted hundreds of musicians, and over 70 different bands from all genres for 2013's Live at KDHX recording sessions.
The insatiable desire for something more -- from life, love and music -- is at the heart of rock 'n' roll. St. Louis band Pretty Little Empire gives an especially urgent and personal reading of that theme on the new track "Something More," which really is just that.
Justin Johnson of Pretty Little Empire compared his band's upcoming album release show to a wedding. "This is the one I want people to come to," he said. "If you haven't seen us before or for a while, this is definitely the show to see."
With three part harmonies floating lazily along the sweet breeze created by its four members, Pretty Little Empire creates music that somehow becomes more than just the sum of its parts.