NIGHTLANDS SHARES “I FELL IN LOVE WITH A FEELING” OFF SOPHOMORE ALBUM, OAK ISLAND, OUT JANUARY 22ND ON SECRETLY CANADIAN
ANNOUNCES RECORD RELEASE SHOWS FOR PHILADELPHIA & NEW YORK
Nightlands is Dave Hartley, a prolific sideman in many notable bands around Philadelphia and the extraordinary bassist of The War on Drugs (he played bass on Sharon Van Etten‘s epic and sings in The Silver Ages). Listeners expecting a simple side project, however, will be surprised by the boldness and scope of his vision. With his sophomore album, Oak Island, out January 22nd on Secretly Canadian, he takes us on a spirit quest through lush forests down into The Uncanny Valley. Each distorted, silver-voiced melody is wrapped in the sounds of 70s AM gold – plucked acoustic guitars, trumpets, dulcimers and hand percussion. In using these pop touchstones, the songs become something close to memories, the faded feelings that tide in and out of you when conjuring the past.
It may be apparent via Oak Island album art or his recent performance of an original score to “2001: A Space Odyssey” that Nightlands has a particular affinity for science fiction. Earlier today, WIREDpremiered “I Fell In Love With A Feeling,” a new song off Nightlands’ forthcoming album, and gave a glimpse into how science-fiction literature and film “seep[s] into every corner of the music he makes.” “I Fell In Love . . . ” is the second song shared off Oak Island following “So Far So Long.” It’s a departure for Nightlands and perhaps one of the album’s most immediate songs with its ELO-vibes. Check it below.
Additionally, Oak Island is now available for pre-order. A deluxe bundle includes the album on LP and CD, a “vocal-only” and “instrumental-only” download of the record, the “All the Way / Buggin’ Out” 7″, and a Nightlands’ poster.
Nightlands’ Oak Island pre-order:
Nightlands’ Tour Dates:
Sat. Jan. 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Tue. Feb. 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory