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Music: Nightlands

By Reyan Ali · June 7th, 2011 · CityBeat Recommends

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. 



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