Capital Lights

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Capital Lights
Origin Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.[1]
Genres Pop rock,[2] Christian rock
Years active 2002–2009, 2012–present
Labels Tooth & Nail
Members Brett Admire
Bryson Phillips
Michael Phillips
Jonathan Williams
Jon Odle

Capital Lights is an American Christian pop rock band from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Formed in 2002 as Aftereight, the band changed its name after signing to Tooth & Nail Records and released their debut album, This Is an Outrage!, on July 8, 2008. It reached No. 28 on Billboard's Christian Albums chart.[3] The group initially disbanded in 2009, but returned in 2012 to release their second Tooth & Nail album, Rhythm 'N' Moves, on July 17, 2012.


Origins (2002-2008)[edit]

Capital Lights was formed in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2002 as a hardcore band called Aftereight.[4] Under this name, the band released two EPs and a full-length album, Better Late Than Never (2007), and toured frequently. Following the release of the album, vocalist Jacob Dement and guitarist Justin Lamproe both left the band, resulting in bassist Bryson Phillips taking Dement's place and the band as a whole switching to a pop rock sound. After releasing their second EP, Revival of the Fittest, which displayed the new style, the band was signed to Tooth & Nail Records.

This Is An Outrage! (2008-2009)[edit]

In 2008, while recording their debut studio album for Tooth & Nail, Aftereight officially changed its name to Capital Lights as a way of signifying their new musical direction. The band then toured in the months following as the opening act to the Green T Tour, headlined by fellow Tooth and Nail act Hawk Nelson and second act Run Kid Run.

Their debut Tooth and Nail release, This Is an Outrage!, was released on July 8, 2008.


On the August 19, 2009 Capital Lights announced on their MySpace page that they had broken up claiming that "We all felt God had different plans for our lives, and it would have been impossible to pursue those plans while continuing with the band."[5]


On Christmas Eve of 2010, lead singer Bryson Phillips appeared on RadioU's morning show The R!OT for an interview during their Christmas Eve show. He announced on the behalf of the band that they had agreed with Tooth & Nail CEO Brandon Ebel to record a second album for the label.

Rhythm 'N' Moves[edit]

On February 8, 2012, the band announced on their Facebook page that they were finished with initial recording and would be releasing the album soon.[citation needed] The album, Rhythm 'N' Moves, was released July 17, 2012 on Tooth & Nail.[6]

Current members[edit]

  • Bryson Phillips – lead vocals, bass (2002–2009)
  • Brett Admire – guitar (2003–2009)
  • Michael Phillips – drums (2005–2009)
  • Jonathan Williams – guitar (2007–2009)
  • Jon Odle - Bass guitar (2008–2009)



Date of Release Title Label Top Christian Albums
August 13, 2006 Better Late than Never Yeah Siam Records
September 20, 2007 Revival of the Fittest EP independent
July 8, 2008 This Is an Outrage! Tooth & Nail Records 28[citation needed]
July 17, 2012 Rhythm 'N' Moves Tooth & Nail Records


  • "The Only Way to Kill a Ghost"
  • "Out of Control"
  • "The Night of Your Life Is When You'll Die"
  • "Outrage"
  • "Return"
  • "Worth As Much As A Counterfeit Dollar"
  • "Mile Away"
  • "Coldfront Heatstroke"
  • "Caroline"
  • "Rhythm 'N' Moves"


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