The System Lights is a guitar-oriented mixture of timeless, atmospheric British and American influenced music. Lyrics are taken from shelves of classic and obscure literature as well as reality. Moody vocals and blistering, effects laden - as well as bare bones - guitar, are part of this concoction that walks the line between college, indie and commercial radio rock and roll.
The band’s debut EP "Bright Water and Backroad Trips" was released in early 2014. Top artists put their signature talent on the recording at the reknown Minneapolis Flowers Studio, home of The Replacements and other well-known acts. Through shared links, word of mouth and regular national and international on air rotation, they have gained over 32,000 social media fans.
David Rangel is an American singer/songwriter/poet who brings his love for British rock into his songs. His has a penchant for less is more and it shows in his writing, which contain very few instrumental solos. You'll hear soaring, passionate vocals (U2, Oasis, The Verve) and use of falsetto (Radiohead, Jeff Buckley). David's history with proper, touring bands include years in Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Milwaukee opening for many acclaimed world acts. Lyrically, he gets people to think by adding in elements of pop culture and the human condition.
In David's former successful band, they placed at number five for radio add ons on the CMJ charts (College Music Journal) - which at the time were above bands like Smashing Pumpkins, Belle & Sebastian and other notables.
Fact: He is a sucker for 70s bubble gum pop songs.