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 will also back the band at the New York and Philadelphia shows. To sweeten the deal, Dave is sharing aShe Policeman-directed video for the brand new song, “To The Moon,” originally written for a specific scene in Kubrick’s 2001: A Spacey Odyssey. The video is comprised almost entirely of NASA footage of lunar expeditions. Dave says, “The song is meant to evoke a feeling of isolation and loneliness, but also wonder and innocence – a remembrance of a time when the moon above was an invitation and a gateway to the stars.”

 

WATCH NIGHTLANDS’ “TO THE MOON” VIDEO:

http://bit.ly/ZeN21N 

 

NIGHTLANDS TOUR DATES (new dates in bold):

Wed. May 29 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

Thu. May 30 – Washington, DC @ DC9

Fri. May 31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

Sun. June 2 – Boston, MA @ TT the Bear’s

Mon. June 3 – Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel

Tue. June 4 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas

Wed. June 5 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups

Thu. June 6 – Youngstown, OH @ Cedar’s Lounge

 

Watch & listen to more Nightlands:

“Born To Love” video – http://youtu.be/u1So099M_IA

“So Far So Long” – http://bit.ly/OtHIne

“Nico” (original/acoustic/vocal-only) – http://bit.ly/14tR5rR

“I Fell in Love With a Feeling” video – http://youtu.be/s1GbIxE2bjY

“I Fell in Love With a Feeling” – http://youtu.be/-oTnJJNZ0FI

“So it goes on Oak Island, 35 minutes of romantic and robotic soft rock, a crush mixtape for the Uncanny Valley.” – Pitchfork

“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]

 

“a gauzy journey through echo-y vocal harmonies and gently stirring melodies.”

– Philadelphia Inquirer

“Nightlands crafts the kind of music that feels intimate and deeply personal, even as it sprawls into otherworldly realms.”  – WNYC Soundcheck‘s “Check Ahead” series

“dreamy, sonic experiments.” – LA Weekly

“there’s an ever-present dreaminess and nostalgia . . . ” – Chicago Reader

“the album evokes the California soft rock of the 1960s-think the Association or the Mamas and the Papas-layered over chaotic percussion, horns, and noise. The harmonies sound like a box of pastel sweets, but don’t be fooled: Underneath them are an ambitious sense of experimentation and, at times, surprisingly dark lyrics.” – Portland Mercury

 

“a gorgeous and triumphant little record, with rubbery bass and silly beats casting delightfully light grooves beneath cascading harmonies and tessellated horns.” – Indy Weekly

 

Nightlands online:

http://www.nightlands.us/

http://secretlycanadian.com/artist.php?name=nightlands

https://www.facebook.com/Nightlands

https://twitter.com/nightlands

http://pitchperfectpr.com/a_night.html

http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/death-dunk

http://thekey.xpn.org/tag/top-of-the-key/

 

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 IslandToday, he announces his first headlining tour and shares the video for “Born to Love,” directed by She PolicemanContinuing on with the silver man theme, the video is pulled from six hours of random footage taken by Dave with an old VHS camcorder while his silver makeup was being applied for the shooting of another video. He gave the cassette to the director, who ran with it, apparently inspired by Andy Warhol and the song, itself. Watch it below and catch Nightlands in select cities in May & June. Songs new and old will come alive in varied arrangements with Dave on electric 12 string guitar, Anthony LaMarca on trap kit, Eliza Hardy Jones on Wurlitzer and Jesse Moore on synth.

Additionally, those in Pittsburgh can watch Dave compete this weekend, April 12-13, in the Professional & Amateur Pinball Association’s 2013 Match-Play Championshipalongside four-time world champion Bowen Kirens and Pinball champion/former ’76 Todd MacCulloch, both of whom personally invited Dave.

WATCH NIGHTLANDS’ “BORN TO LOVE” VIDEO –

http://youtu.be/u1So099M_IA

http://go.spin.com/ZkFp5H

 

NIGHTLANDS’ TOUR DATES:

Wed. May 29 — New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

Thu. May 20 — Washington, DC @ DD9

Fri. May 31 — Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas

Sun. June 2 — Boston, MA @ TT the Bear’s

Mon. June 3 — Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel

Tue. June 4 — Chicago, IL @ Schubas

Watch & listen to more Nightlands:

“So Far So Long” – http://youtu.be/jdZ6bt4XsPg

“Nico” (original/acoustic/vocal-only) – http://bit.ly/14tR5rR

“I Fell in Love with a Feeling” video – http://youtu.be/s1GbIxE2bjY

“I Fell In Love With A Feeling” – http://youtu.be/-oTnJJNZ0FI

“So it goes on Oak Island, 35 minutes of romantic and robotic soft rock, a crush mixtape for the Uncanny Valley.” – Pitchfork

“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]

 

“a gauzy journey through echo-y vocal harmonies and gently stirring melodies.”

– Philadelphia Inquirer

 

“Nightlands crafts the kind of music that feels intimate and deeply personal, even as it sprawls into otherworldly realms.”  – WNYC Soundcheck‘s “Check Ahead” series

“dreamy, sonic experiments.” – LA Weekly

 

“there’s an ever-present dreaminess and nostalgia . . . ” – Chicago Reader

 

“the album evokes the California soft rock of the 1960s-think the Association or the Mamas and the Papas-layered over chaotic percussion, horns, and noise. The harmonies sound like a box of pastel sweets, but don’t be fooled: Underneath them are an ambitious sense of experimentation and, at times, surprisingly dark lyrics.” –Portland Mercury

 

“a gorgeous and triumphant little record, with rubbery bass and silly beats casting delightfully light grooves beneath cascading harmonies and tessellated horns.” – Indy Weekly

 

Nightlands online:

http://www.nightlands.us/

http://secretlycanadian.com/artist.php?name=nightlands

https://www.facebook.com/Nightlands

https://twitter.com/nightlands

http://pitchperfectpr.com/a_night.html

http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/death-dunk

http://thekey.xpn.org/tag/top-of-the-key/

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 questions are explored: what happens when the human voice is layered exponentially? Is the sum more man, or more melancholy machine? In seeking these answers, Nightlands 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. To this end, virtually every chord played on Oak Island is a major-7th, the most nostalgic harmonic grouping. Seals & Croft produced by mid-70s beetle-voiced Brian Eno. Crosby, HAL and Nash.

Beneath the analytics and technical experimentation lie 10 pop songs about sadness and love; this silvery robot has learned what it means to be human and paid a great cost. The elegant, lunar bossa-nova of album standout “So Far So Long,” with its distant trumpeted satellite signals, offers a slow, confident lilting and wilting, as Hartley considers traversing space and time.

Hartley is a prolific sideman in many notable bands in and around Philadelphia and the extraordinary bassist of The War on Drugs (he played bass on Sharon Van Etten’s epic, in Sondre Lerche’s touring band, and sings in The Silver Ages). Listeners expecting a simple side project, however, will be surprised by the boldness and scope of his vision–Nightlands is the Chuck Close painting to the The War on Drugs’ De Kooning.

Nightlands tour dates:
Thu. Oct. 25 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
Thu. Nov. 29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
Tue. Dec. 4 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA (performing original score to “2001: A Space Odyssey”)

Nightlands online:
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