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Nightlands

Biography


Nightlands is the recording project of Philadelphia-based multi-instrumentalist Dave Hartley. The music he creates in his bedroom is itself a bed of delicate, chiming strings and bubbling synths beneath a blanket of choral vocal arrangements. It's dreamy in the literal sense -- the seeds for the album were sown when Hartley began archiving musical ideas that occurred in his sleep with a simple bedside tape recorder. As a result his debut album Forget the Mantra is, in essence, a field recording of Hartley's dreams -- a travel journal through pop music and a collection of psych-hymns from the first human lunar colony. The songs sound both huge and intimate, breathy and cavernous like massive echoes of a faraway concert. It's the big, shadow music from just across the lake.

Latest News


WATCH // Nightlands Video For “To The Moon”

GOOD MORNING, SUNSHINE! Time to wake up and watch the new Nightlands video. The She-Policeman-directed work is for the new new new track “To The Moon.” It’s only appropriae that most of the footage is NASA lunar expeditions. Watch above. Nightlands are currently on tour; you’ll find all their dates below. “The song is meant… Read more »

TOUR ALERT // Nightlands Shares Summer Dates

What makes a tour announcement even better? A rad poster to promote it. Here’s one for Nightlands’ upcoming dates. See Dave Hartley & co. now or see them never!! The first show takes place at New York’s Mercury Lounge on May 29. Full list of shows below.   TOUR DATES 05/29/13 New York, NY –… Read more »