Hotel Lights Firecracker People

Firecracker People

Firecracker People the sophomore effort from former Ben Folds Five drummer Darren Jessee’s Hotel Lights is the group’s first studio album since 2006’s self-titled debut and the subsequent goodnightgoodmorning EP, released later that year. Of the debut record, Harp Magazine says, “The Lights prove capable of everything from gently ferocious propulsion to crystalline balladry.” A virtual who’s-who of the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Chapel Hill music scene, Hotel Lights features Jessee backed by band member and producer Alan Weatherhead (Sparklehorse, Camper van Beethoven, the Comas), Zeke Hutchins and Jay Brown (both of Tift Merritt’s band).