Brooklyn-based band, The Bright Smoke creates music with a dark art-rock edge, electronic experimentation, and bluesy undertones. Described by Filter Magazine as "...music that touches on different genres (with) a captivating voice and lyrics that balances between despair and hope," the collaboration of sound between musicians Mia Wilson and Quincy Ledbetter presents an enticing collection of eerie low-key vocals with harrowing melodies and rhythm accents.

The Bright Smoke released their third album Terrible Towns in May of 2015 and have been playing extensively throughout the US and Canada in support of the album ever since. Described by The Deli as "...promising a furtherance away from the conventional pop sounds, and an instillation of despondent intrigue that creates, like the band's name, a positive vibe with a twang of the gloomy," Terrible Towns was met with acclaim from fans and critics alike and named by New York Music Daily as one of the Best 50 albums of 2015. 

Wilson and Ledbetter,  blend their multi-instrumentalist compositions and songwriting into a wide variety of sounds, pulling influences from Patti Smith, PJ Harvey, Joy Division,  experimental electronica, and 80's art rock to create the unique alt-noir, murky pop sound that differentiates The Bright Smoke from other bands of today.

"'TERRIBLE TOWNS,' THE SECOND LP FROM NYC DARK SIDE DUO, THE BRIGHT SMOKE, PROMISES A FURTHERANCE AWAY FROM THE CONVENTIONAL POP SOUNDS, AND AN INSTILLATION OF DESPONDENT INTRIGUE THAT CREATES, LIKE THE BAND'S NAME, A POSITIVE VIBE WITH A TWANG OF THE GLOOMY." - THE DELI

"MIA’S VOICE GUIDES LIKE A LANTERN THROUGH THE POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF SCENES AND SCHEMES, WHILE QUINCY’S ARRANGEMENT SLOWLY CHIPS THE EARTH AWAY TO FLOAT MANHATTAN OUT INTO A SCUZZY SEA OF GUITARS THAT BATHED IN FEEDBACK, AND SLIGHT ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS." - IMPOSE MAGAZINE

"Packed with 10 brand-new tracks from vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Mia Wilson and multi-instrumentalist Quincy Ledbetter, the new record is a beautifully eerie example of what music can sound like when it has no limitations." - diffuser

"FOR NEW YORK CITY’S THE BRIGHT SMOKE, THE BROODING, INDIE-ROCK BAND COMPOSED OF MIA WILSON AND QUINCY LEDBETTER, THEY’VE SET THEIR SIGHTS ON CREATING MUSIC THAT CHALLENGES NOT JUST THE LISTENER BUT THEMSELVES; MUSIC THAT IS PROFOUND AND RIVETS THE DEEPEST EMOTIONS IN US...FOR NEARLY SIX YEARS, THE DUO HAVE PRODUCED SOME OF THE MOST MESMERIZING AND HONEST, BROODING INDIE MUSIC IN THE INDUSTRY."  - THE REVUE

"Following in the footsteps of Patti Smith and PJ Harvey, (she) has developed that rare skill in which her brooding, slow-cooked shoegazer blues is just barely containing an energy, an emotional force that burns bright just under the surface." - Antiquiet

"There's still so much music out there waiting to be discovered, but we're making your hunt a little easier by introducing you to this amazing new artist, The Bright Smoke." - Filter Magazine

"Lots of groups draw comparisons to Joy Division, Inevitable, all of them fall short.None of them can match that iconic band's shattering gothic art-rock grandeur...and nobody goes as far into the abyss as Ian Curtis. The Bright Smoke are a rare exception to that rule." - New York Music Daily

"We could mention names like Leonard Cohen, Portishead or even Sigur Ros. Put those three in a room together and you may end up with something resembling 'Wild Again.'" - The Sound of Confusion