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Lamp Light the Fire: Compilation Series

Engineer Records' own series, Lamp Light The Fire, highlights musicians recording songs of lighter fare. Whether from a singer-songwriter or a full band ensemble, no blaring or thrashing songs will be found within—not that we’re opposed elsewhere!

Lamp Light The Fire encompases bands hailing from numerous countries, near and far. For each series, we highlighted a band or two each week leading up to their corresponding release. Though the majority of musicians presented a new track to us, a select handful needed to send a previously released song, in which case either the musicians or ourselves asked for the proper nod (aka clearance) to do so. This is all in the name of promotion, spreading  awareness for both label and non-label bands we've genuinely enjoyed. The series is full of awesome heartfelt songs by great bands, duos, trios, regardless, they are songwriters that you are going to love.


Order a physical copy of any of these on extremely limited sleeve CDs, either direct from Engineer Records or from any of the bands featured on the releases (they may or may not still have copies), or stream/download the album from any of the main digital channels right now.


Either way, familiarize yourself with Volume 1 (2012) & Volume 2 (2016) and Volume 3 (2020) via our label Bandcamp (which we've easily linked below), as well as various digital streaming stations.

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Jeff Caudill
Old Currents
JM Stevens
Holler and the Hand
Baby Did a Bad Thing
Atlanta Arrival
The Stayawakes
That Dream Was Our Life
Bear Away
Hail Taxi
The 65's
Graveyard Ghost Story
Ben Parcell
Rev. Kev and His One Ring Circus



The Big Bench


Adam Rubenstein

Joe Galuppo

The World Concave

Ryan Shelkett



Brian Rothenbeck

Sirens And Shelter


Red Light Runner

Breaching Vista

Tom LoMacchio

Ashley Evans


Chuck Ragan
Park Ranger
Mikee J Reds
Ryan Mills
Dan Coutant
Jeff Rowe
Her Only Presence
Romance Is Born
Nathaniel Sutton
The Waltz
The Satellite Year
Communication Redlight    
Ben Marwood
The Lion And The Wolf
Archie's, Come Back    
Remember Paris
Vic Payne


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Sometimes it feels so good to slow things down a little bit, so what’s a better occasion than to write a couple of lines about Lamp Light The Fire, a compilation release that mainly focuses on acoustic music. This compilation comes out every couple of years and covers artists who are or were the part of the Engineer Records roster. It provides a much calmer faction of this label, which dedicates most of its time to emo, indie, alternative, pop-punk, melodic punk rock, melodic hardcore, and post-hardcore music. Today, I will write about the third edition of Lamp Light The Fire, which threatens to become a tradition, considering how prolific Engineer Record publishes its records.

This edition of Lamp Light The Fire covers a wide array of artists, such as Jeff Caudill, Old Currents, JM Stevens, Holler And The Hand, Baby Did A Bad Thing, Atlanta Arrival, The Stayawakes, Fairmont, wlots, That Dream Was Our Life, Bear Away, Hail Taxi, The 65’s, Graveyard Ghost Story, Ben Parcell, Rev. Kev And His One Ring Circus. Most of the artists donated their original acoustic compositions, except Atlanta Arrival, The Stayawakes, and Fairmont, who recorded acoustic versions of their songs exclusively for this occasion. Every number is slightly different than another, and you may find this diverse amalgam entertainful in its entirety.

Each artist puts heart and soul in its performance. The complete compilation bursts with a profoundly emotive, melancholic, nostalgic, delicate approach to acoustic music, and these songs evoke some memories while listening. The beforementioned artists are liberating generous servings of impressive musicianship, so each provided composition goes beyond the terms of precise performance. Engineer Records paid a lot of attention while picking the artists for this volume. Therefore, you may encounter slightly different approaches to acoustic music, such as Americana, alternative rock, country, classic rock, emo, electroacoustic, folk punk, folk, indie, indie folk, and indie rock. You may also hear some other instruments such as harmonica, tambourine, electric, slide guitar, electric guitar, violin, keyboard, drums…etc.

Lamp Light The Fire represents a carefully selected collection of soothing acoustic numbers, delicate enough to heal your soul and calm your mind. This compilation also celebrates 300 titles previously published by Engineer Records, but it seems they’re just getting started. Head over to Engineer Records web store and treat yourself with a compact disc version of this compilation.

-Djordje Miladinovic

Download press sheet here
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