By now, the Indie Rock world has become well acquainted with Kurt Vile. In the past few years, the Psych/Folk Rock-playing Philadelphian's been signed to independent heavyweight Matador Records, toured his ass off and released a couple of idiosyncratic records. But before the guitarist/vocalist established his rep through solo happenings, he was part of The War on Drugs, a placid, Americana-leaning group. With the New Age Indie Pop of Nightlands, one of Vile’s old comrades — to be specific, bassist Dave Hartley — aims to find another audience past TWOD. Having also served in and alongside Philly projects like B.C. Camplight and Buried Beds, Nightlands initially existed as a bedroom project for Hartley, but the multi-instrumentalist has since fleshed it out as a five-piece for shows.
Nonetheless, the nucleus of the project is still very much his baby, at least in this young stage
NIGHTLANDS plays the Southgate House Tuesday, June 14 with guests SONDRE LERCHE and KISHI BASHI. Buy tickets, check out performance times and get venue details here.