Take classic guitar rock and add to it a trio of well-rounded songwriters, a true devotion to authentic music, more than a fair amount of sleaze and swagger, and then you’ll have Red Light Mind’s unique sound, which they’ve dubbed “revival rock.” Compelled to form a band in San Francisco, Drew Cueva (drums), Jewell King (guitars and vocals) and Aaron Younce (bass and vocals) came together in 2009 and agreed to adopt the moniker and the vision.
Since then, the band released Jupiter, a spacey, bluesy tribute to the styles of Jimi Hendrix, Cream and Prince (among others) in November of ’09 to local acclaim, and with a southwestern tour of the U.S. following. In the early months of 2012, they will release their most recent effort: a rock album inspired by film noir, entitled Dark City Moan, which they recorded with a live audience in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco.
Currently preparing for their 2012 U.S. tour in support of Dark City Moan, Red Light Mind is an active and prolific group that shows very little sign of slowing. Conversely, they beam with more determination than ever to tackle the world’s stalemated music scene head-on.
Their title was adopted from the Robert Johnson song, “Love in Vain,” in which Johnson moans, “When the train left the station with two lights on behind / the blue light was my blues, and the red light was my mind.”
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