July 26, 2017

Our new song "Why Don't You Call Me?" is available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, and elsewhere!

July 25, 2017

We've been hard at work on our new EP and it's finally time to share a taste of it. Glide Magazine premiered the first song off "The Bright Life" EP and wrote a great article about us. Check it out and listen to "Why Don't You Call Me?"

July 11, 2017

We did a Q&A for Buzz Artist. The questions were challenging and made us think deeply about the band, especially the one that required us to come up with words to describe each member. Click here to read the full article.

June 12, 2017

We are excited to announce our upcoming summer shows. Visit the LIVE section for more info.

• July 1st at 9:00 PM - Asbury Park Yacht Club - Asbury Park, NJ
• July 15th at 2:00 PM - The Great Lawn of Montvale Library - Montvale, NJ
• July 17th at 8:00 PM - Jake & Mike acoustic set for Sofar Sounds - TBA in NY
• August 25 at 11:59 PM - Rockwood Music Hall - NYC

May 30, 2017

We had the great opportunity to perform in Chinatown for Sofar Sounds New York. Check out this awesome video of us playing "The Bright Life":

April 14, 2017

New York City fans: Our first gig with Sofar Sounds is Monday, April 17 in Chinatown. Apply for your chance to get tickets to this secret intimate venue where we will play a stripped-down set along with other talented artists.

March 26, 2017

We are performing a 45 minute set at Mexicali Live on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Doors are at 6:00 and the bands start playing at 7:00. Tickets are available for purchase online for $7 or $10 on the day of the show.

March 22, 2017

NPR Music featured our Tiny Desk Contest video in an article about entries they loved. We are ecstatic to receive such a glowing review and be among a select group of great entries. We had a blast making the video and are already looking forward to next year's contest.

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February 8, 2017

Join us for our residency at Pianos in New York City in March. We will be playing a set every Saturday at 9:00 PM in the upstairs lounge. Entry is free but you must be 21+.

January 28, 2017

We proudly present "Holiest Ghost" as our submission for NPR's Tiny Desk Contest. Watch it below and download the audio here.

January 7, 2017

Our first show of 2017 is Saturday, January 14th from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at The Fine Grind - A Coffee Bar in Little Falls, NJ. Join us for coffee, delicious food, and music from yours truly.

December 3rd, 2016

Here's a sweet clip of us playing The Stranger at BoonTunes. Enjoy!

November 6, 2016

We covered "Come Together" by The Beatles at our recent gig at BoonTunes. Catch us at our next gig there on December 3rd.



Released August 1st, 2015

Jake Roggenkamp - lead vocals, electric & acoustic guitar, harmonica

Michael Saiewitz - lead electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, drums, backup vocals 

Raaj Shah - bass, backup vocals 

Evan Rodrigues - drums 

Album art by Bill Holsten


Released April 19th, 2014

Jake Roggenkamp - vocals, electric guitar

Michael Saiewitz - vocals, lead electric guitar

Raaj Shah - bass, backup vocals 

Evan Rodrigues - drums 

Album art by Michael Saiewitz

Special thanks to Adam Saiewitz for recording, mixing, & mastering



DATE & Time



August 25th - 11:59 PM
Rockwood Music Hall
Past Gigs


The Break Lights are a four-piece alternative rock band from New Jersey influenced by artists such as The Beatles, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Wilco, Radiohead, and Spoon. Singer-songwriters Michael Saiewitz and Jake Roggenkamp harmoniously blend their unique voices and write interesting songs that range from self-reflective ballads to upbeat rock. Their guitar work reflects this complexity as Jake plays confident rhythm guitar and Michael adds thoughtful lead guitar on top. Raaj Shah lays down bold basslines and Ryan Minieri unites the instrumentation with colorful drums. The Break Lights perform in intimate venues in New Jersey and New York City. The band has released two self-produced EPs: "Ladies" in 2014 and "Knockout" in 2015.


The Break Lights
P.O. Box 8059
Parsippany, NJ 07054
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