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LSTN // Nightlands Shares “Nico” Track – Three Versions Available

Nightlands follows up release week by sharing the original, instrumental and vocal-only versions of “Nico,” a track off the recently released Oak Island. Premiering at ArtInfo, the song is one of the more experimental ventures off the record. You can stream all three versions above! While listening, head over to ArtInfo to read the new interview with the ever so eloquent Dave Hartley.

“I kept trying that until I could know exactly what speed to change the tape machine to, to make my voice warped. So when it sounds like I’m singing higher and higher and higher, the tape is slowing more and more. I got pretty experimental with the tape machine.” – Dave Hartley on “Nico”

See Nightlands live! Dave takes the stage at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory on February 12! Then it is off to tour the rest of the States in March! Dates HERE!

WATCH // Nightlands Shares New “I Fell In Love With A Feeling” Video, Releases Sophomore Album – ‘Oak Island’

Dave Hartley, the man behind Nightlands and bassist for The War On Drugs, releases his sophomore album Oak Island. The record is a sci-fi exploration of love – a journey only available in an aural space. It is easy to fall in love with this album and after a listen or two, you’ll find it increasingly hard to go. A certain curiosity grows into everlasting fascination. Don’t believe me? Start with the new video and let us know how it goes (watch above).

If you are late to game and did not pre-order the record, get your copy now – available at SC Distribution, local record stores and iTunes!

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“The pairing of these beautifully harmonized vocals with drum beats that go back and forth between a lazy laid back afternoon day and the busy decent into night life give Oak Island a sense of late 1970s summer touched with golden sunlight.”The Vinyl District

“Oak Island is both an untamed beast and an inviting fantasy world worth inhabiting.”eMusic

“So it goes on Oak Island, 35 minutes of romantic and robotic soft rock, a crush mixtape for the Uncanny Valley….it’s a fantastic accompaniment for winter: so much of the digitally processed and pitch-shifted guitar shimmers like tinsel, the percussion jingles, nylon strings, and dulcimers contribute to a mix that’s thick and boozy as eggnog.”PITCHFORK

I’d like to invite you // Nightland’s ‘Oak Island’ Streaming at WNYC, Tour Dates with Efterklang Annouced for Spring


Nightlands’ Oak Island is officially out next Tuesday, January 22. Do yourself a favor and listen to the album now. Yup, that’s right. WNYC’s Soundcheck is streaming the album in its entirety as part of their Check Ahead Series. Head to the link to play individual tracks or use the player below to listen to Oak Island in a continuous stream.

“I’d like to invite you. For just a little while, for just a little while. To a place I used to go, when I was only seventeen.”

Nightlands will soon head out on tour with Efterklang. You’ll find a list of tour dates with links to tickets below. Dates include a February performance at Knitting Factory with Retribution Gospel Choir.

 
NIGHTLANDS TOUR DATES
02/12/13 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory w/ Retribution Gospel Choir & BB&C
03/01/13 Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade w/ Efterklang
03/02/13 Atlanta, GA – The Earl w/ Efterklang
03/03/13 Nashville, TN – The End w/ Efterklang
03/05/13 Dallas, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf w/ Efterklang
03/06/13 Austin, TX – The Mohawk w/ Efterklang
03/08/13 Mexico City, MX – Lunario w/ Efterklang
03/09/13 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex w/ Efterklang
03/11/13 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall w/ Efterklang
03/13/13 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge w/ Efterklang
03/14/13 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret w/ Efterklang
03/15/13 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s w/ Efterklang
03/18/13 Minneapolis, MN – The Cedar Cultural Center w/ Efterklang
03/19/13 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall w/ Efterklang
03/21/13 Toronto, ON – Mod Club w/ Efterklang
03/22/13 Montreal, QC – Il Motore w/ Efterklang
03/23/13 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom w/ Efterklang

WATCH // Members of The War On Drugs Join John Cale on Fallon

If you tuned into Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, it’s likely you saw John Cale perform “I Wanna Talk 2 U.” Did you notice a couple of familiar faces in his band? How about The War On Drugs’ Dave Hartley (Nightlands / Oak Island) and Robbie Bennett? We would not lie to you – see it for yourself above! Jump ahead to around 36 minutes to watch the musical performance!

The Great Basketball Whisperer // Nightlands’ Dave Hartley Writes Sports Column for WXPN

Dave Hartley is a man of many things. You’ve come to know him as the bassist in The War On Drugs and leader of Nightlands – a gentle giant and sci-fi fanatic. Today, we recognize him as the great basketball whisperer. Perhaps we gave you a preview of this when we highlighted Dave’s work for IMPOSE. We are only solidifying his love for the game now. WXPN just announced Dave will head up their new sports column, Top Of The Key. Don’t believe us? Check out that awesome photo of Dave strong arming Baron Davis. GO DAVE!

To put it bluntly, Hartley is a basketball freak with a encyclopedic knowledge of the game.” – WXPN
(you better believe it)

Back to the point. Dave’s first column is now up for your reading pleasure. He so kindly spells out why Andrew Bynum’s injury is not an end-all for the 76er’s. Read the column HERE.

AUDIO

Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

VIDEOS

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

COMING SOON

Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

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Gardens & Villa
Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom

Tig Notaro
Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom

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