Nightlands, the project of Philadelphia-based Dave Hartley (best known as a core member and longtime bassist of The War On Drugs), recently announced his…Read More
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.
Nightlands, the project of Philadelphia-based Dave Hartley (best known as a core member and longtime bassist of The War On Drugs), will release his…Read More
Northern Transmissions caught up with Dave Hartley from ‘Nightlands. He and his band are just about to hit the road with Efterklang. Nightland’s new album ‘Oak Island’ is available now on Secretly CanadianRead More
Throughout Oak Island’s 10 songs about sadness and love, each distorted, silver-voiced melody is wrapped in the warm sounds of 70s AM gold – plucked acoustic guitars, trumpets, dulcimers and hand percussionRead More