Native Lights preparing for a full-length album

Tulsa-based Native Lights have just tweeted that they are preparing for a full-length album. Obviously, I’m jumping the gun here a little bit, as that’s a bit of an ambiguous statement — Are they starting to write songs? Going into the studio? — but even so, I’m going to go ahead and get excited for this.

I’ve been a fan of the band — which includes members of longtime Opus favorites Ester Drang and Unwed Sailor — ever since I found out about them last year, and the three songs on their MySpace page have been in pretty constant rotation lately (especially ​“El Rosa,” which was one of my favorite songs of 2009).

Band photo by Mike White.