NIGHTLANDS KICKS OFF HEADLINING TOUR IN SUPPORT OF OAK ISLAND

WATCH VIDEO FOR NEW SONG, "TO THE MOON"   Nightlands, aka Dave Hartley, aka bassist of The War On Drugs, kicks off his first headlining tour tonight in support of his sophomore album, Oak Island (out now on Secretly Canadian). Dave is joined once again byAnthony LaMarca on trap kit, Eliza Hardy Jones on Wurlitzer and Jesse Moore on synth. A very special 5-piece choir … Continue reading NIGHTLANDS KICKS OFF HEADLINING TOUR IN SUPPORT OF OAK ISLAND

Nightlands Announces Spring Tour & Shares Video for “Born to Love”

NIGHTLANDS ANNOUNCES SPRING TOUR IN SUPPORT OF OAK ISLAND WATCH NEW VIDEO FOR "BORN TO LOVE"    Nightlands, aka Philadelphia's Dave Hartley, aka bassist of The War On Drugs, part-time NBA scribe and activist (see #LetBonnerShoot), and full-time pinball enthusiast, just completed a month-long tour with Efterklang in support of sophomore album, Oak Island. Today, he announces his first headlining tour and shares the video … Continue reading Nightlands Announces Spring Tour & Shares Video for “Born to Love”

Nightlands Shares Deconstruction Of “Nico” From Oak Island

Last week, Secretly Canadian released the second full-length album, Oak Island, from Nightlands, the solo project of Dave Hartley. Oak Island is a brilliantly layered affair, offering distorted, silver-voiced melodies wrapped in the warm sounds of 70s AM gold. Yesterday, ArtInfo published an interview with Dave in which he explains the songwriting and recording process … Continue reading Nightlands Shares Deconstruction Of “Nico” From Oak Island

Watch Nightlands’ “I Fell In Love With A Feeling” Video

This week marks the release of Oak Island, the sophomore album by Nightlands, aka Philadelphia-based Dave Hartley. Ten-songs about sadness and love, Oak Island is an album that stands on its own, shying away from obvious referential treatment. Throughout, distorted, silver-voiced melodies wrapped in the warm sounds of 70s AM gold combine to conjure those … Continue reading Watch Nightlands’ “I Fell In Love With A Feeling” Video

Nightlands Announces March Tour with Efterklang

"Nightlands investigates cool niches like psyche-folk or deep house, all the while embracing wimp rock and anthemic cheese of the '70s and '80s by fusing Mike & the Mechanics pleasantries with acid-seared solo blues of Syd Barrett." -- SPIN [5 Best New Artists for January] "It's total classic rock stuff, but Hartley turns it into … Continue reading Nightlands Announces March Tour with Efterklang

Nightlands Shares “I Fell In Love With A Feeling” Off Oak Island

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 … Continue reading Nightlands Shares “I Fell In Love With A Feeling” Off Oak Island

NIGHTLANDS’ DAVE HARTLEY ANNOUNCES SOPHOMORE ALBUM

The son of a genetic engineer, Dave Hartley has eschewed his father's profession but decidedly inherited his analytical proclivities and love of "the lab." As Nightlands, Hartley is a scientist trying to create and understand art through analytical process. Here, with sophomore album Oak Island, his follow up to 2010's superb Forget the Mantra, new … Continue reading NIGHTLANDS’ DAVE HARTLEY ANNOUNCES SOPHOMORE ALBUM