Brothers Sean and Kyle Luster of the Hawaii-based alternative rock band Red Light Challenge didn’t spend their Spring Break relaxing on a beach but working on their first official EP in a Los Angeles recording studio.
Lookout Mountain was produced by Warren Huart, an esteemed producer/engineer who has recorded artists such as Aerosmith, The Fray, and Daniel Powter, and mastered by Adam Ayan (Def Leppard, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters). Together they created a radio-ready EP highlighting the band’s songwriting, high-energy performances, and unique sound.
Coming off their Los Angeles Music Awards win (Hot Adult Contemporary Artist of the Year- 2014), the band was eager to head into the studio to finally record some new songs. By chance, they came in contact with Warren Huart in the summer of 2014, and started making plans to record. After an intense five-day recording session this past March, the brothers and Warren had completed four songs highlighting the band’s unique style that incorporates British Invasion songwriting, multi-part harmonies, R&B danceability, guitar-driven electricity, and modern sounds of today.
Sean and Kyle both play all of the instruments on these songs and couldn’t be happier with how the album turned out. “This is the first time we feel like the songs we’ve recorded sound exactly how we imagined. We learned so much from working with Warren and everyone else at Spitfire Studio,” stated Kyle, a recent high school valedictorian. Sean, a Summa Cum Laude Honors graduate and high school valedictorian, added, “Recording this EP was honestly one of the most fun experiences we’ve ever had. We really hope that listeners can feel the energy when they finally hear our songs!”
Red Light Challenge has been busy scheduling performances to promote their new EP, to be released online on July 14th, before they embark on a West Coast tour in August. In Hawaii, they will be performing for the KSSK Saturday Morning Show on June 27th, at the 50th State Fair on June 28th, at OnStage Drinks and Grinds on July 2nd, at Schofield Barracks for July 4th, at The Safehouse at The Republik on July 8th, at Ala Moana Centerstage on July 14th at Station Bar and Lounge on July 24th as well as an in-store performance at Jelly’s Honolulu on July 25th. Additionally to these public performances, they will also have an acoustic performance at the Oceanic VIP Music Hall for the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii to celebrate the release of the organization’s new documentary.
For more information about Red Light Challenge, visit their website here.
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