Before the Streetlights is an Alternative Rock band based in Louisville, KY. Twin brothers, Josh (vocals, bass) & Tyler (vocals, guitar) Courtney recruited Tyler Pritchett on guitar & Zach Schindler on drums and started playing shows while still in high school. The band began in their garage in 2013 and spent their formative years crafting songs, playing shows, and cultivating a local fanbase.
The band released their first EP, Highways, which was produced by Austin Bello of Forever The Sickest Kids on July 14, 2014. After playing shows locally, the band took their show on the road and played in nearby states to crowds in Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, and Ohio.
Before the Streetlights traveled to Los Angeles in the summer of 2015 and recorded a five-song EP, 'Westward', with producer Mike Hart. The EP was released via Antique Records on December 11, 2015. The band has seen success through a steady show schedule, online marketing, and their dedication to a fully inclusive and fan focused mentality. Their music video for fan favorite , “Goodnight, Goodbye”, was featured in over 1,100 Journeys stores in March 2016 which saw a spike in the band’s social media gaining them over 10,000 views on their video via their YouTube channel and over 30,000 Twitter followers.
“Westward means a lot to me,” states singer Tyler Courtney. “It was a chance for us to go out of our comfort zones and do something different. We learned so much from the writing, recording, and travel that ensued with the creation of the EP. It changed the way we thought about music, and I will always appreciate it for that.”
In November of 2016 the band spent time in Nashville recording songs with Will Pugh of Cartel. The 5 track EP, stylized ‘somethingreal.’, released on May 26th, 2017. The band toured heavily during the EPs release including tours throughout much of the midwest and east coast. They've opened for Metro Station, I See Stars, Escape the Fate, Hawthorne Heights, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Secondhand Serenade, Cute Is What We Aim For, Icon for Hire, and Assuming We Survive.
In January of 2017 Josh Courtney and Tyler Pritchett began a production group called ‘moonsounds.’. Their first track, also titled ‘moonsounds.’ and narrated by Carl Sagan, was released at the end of the ‘somethingreal.’ EP, and kicked off the writing process for Before the Streetlights debut full length album. After two years of writing and recording the bands debut self-produced full length album, ‘Somnium’ was released on April 17th, 2019. The first single of the album, titled ‘Track 2: Bloom’ and video created by Tyler Pritchett, was released on on March 20th, 2019, the first day of spring.
Press Coverage for Before the Streetlights:
“Everyone knows about pop-punk, but what do you know about the genre’s lesser known cousin, punk-pop? Louisville, Kentucky, four-piece Before The Streetlights falls smack dab into that punk-pop category—the vibe of their new song, “Goodnight, Goodbye” is straight pop-rock, but the energy the band brings to it (not to mention the exciting vocal tradeoffs) are straight out of a punk show. It’s like a lighter version of Hit The Lights, or if you remember the mid-2000s at all, sonic brethren of SoCal’s Over It.” - Substream Magazine
“Westward is all about guitar loving melodies, vocals to fall in love with, and even a hint of indie (“Private Browser”), coupled with the best song titles you’ve heard all year (“I Solemnly Swear I Am Up To No Good”, “Mischief Managed”). The band is certainly on to something, and we’re guessing it’s the next generation of pop punk.” - idobi Radio
“With its blend of harmonious pop sensibilities and punchy straight pop-punk approach, 'Westward’ carries a lot of potential for the young quartet.” - Already Heard
“Before The Streetlights play a unique take on pop-punk that draws from a variety of modern and classic genre influences. The immediate comparisons most drawn are to groups like All Time Low or 5 Seconds Of Summer, but even if you’re not a fan of those bands we urge you to take time to discover the music of [Before the Streetlights]. Their sound is what genre fans of all ages will be seeking in 2016.” - Under The Gun Review
“Before The Streetlights is a band that makes music in the same vein of early All Time Low. There’s enough pop appeal to attract the masses, and enough edge to make them feel like something more than a guilty pleasure for the pop punk kids that are too cool for top 40.” - 36 Vultures