Married duo Mario and Sarah Quintero first began playing in bands together in San Diego before moving to New York a couple years ago. And after founding spotlights, they took their music to some impressive new heights. The band’s sound is heavy yet highly melodic, balancing psychedelic rock, sludge metal and alternative in a blend that sometimes recalls the likes of the deftones or failure. The duo are highly ambitious, extending their songs into epic territory. But the melodies are always what blows us away.