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.
Nightlands plays Southgate House Tuesday with Sondre Lerche. Go here to read Reyan Ali's full Sound Advice.