Alder Lights formed in 2013 in Billings, MT as a creative outlet for singer Jake Goldberg and Marcus Barkac. There was no intention to form a band or to play shows, the idea was to simply learn some songs and have fun playing them on the weekends. It wasn't long before doing more than that became the goal. A name for the group was decided and original songs began to form in their jam sessions. The name Alder Lights was intentionally decided on with no meaning behind the name, bringing an energetic mix of rock, pop, blues, and electronic elements all contributing to a sound that doesn't let up.
May 7, 2016 Alder Lights released 'Here's To Fate' to a nearly sold out crowd in their hometown. With overwhelming support, planning for the next stage began. While playing a small handful of shows throughout that year, most was spent rehearsing and planning for 2017. In 2017, Alder Lights officially decided to transition to a 3 piece band as Jake, Marcus, and Kaleb. The three made significant changes to their jobs and lifestyles to free up time and money to purchase a van and trailer. They’ve spent their summer driving to a different city in the Montana/Wyoming area to play shows for new audiences while still working 40 hour work weeks at home. Once summer wraps up, their focus will shift to writing and preparing to take even larger steps forward in 2018 including a new album.
Watch the official video for their new single Creatures.