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Named one of SPIN’s 2012 CMJ “Next Big Things” & 2013 SXSW “Hottest Acts”

“Melding Sonic Youth’s mangled guitars and monotonic vocal sensibilities with a taut and measured rhythm section, these Brooklynites manage to tap into an ever-expanding history of blown-out guitar rock and laconic vocals without feeling like a rehashing of rock’n’roll’s recent past.” – Colin Joyce, SPIN

10/10 star review: “The great thing about Want is how different it sounds from everything and not in a reactionary sort of way… They aren’t trying to sound original or better than the rest of the bands coming out of Brooklyn, they just are. Essentially Want is the kind of album that rock music was invented for.” – Tim Baker, SYFFAL

“Their unique sound grafts dark romantic Cure-like post punk onto a wall of fuzzed out guitars with poppy melodies that bloom from the cracks within.” – Atlas And The Anchor

“Lightouts have the presence and experience to be something HUGE.” – LX-GOODS

It started with a want ad, plastered across the board of a post-industrial space near Brooklyn’s infamously filthy Gowanus Canal. The request? Quite simple: “Robert Smith / Emily Haines, where are you?” The sort of thing you’d expect from a Metric fan who, as a kid growing up in New Mexico, fell under the spell of the Cure’s often bleak, yet always beguiling music at a time when riff-raking guitar heroes were all the rage.

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Press Releases

Brooklyn Band’s Post-Punk Chug-Rocker Chosen As The Song Of The Day By Seattle’s Iconic 90.3 KEXP
The Indie/Fuzz, Brooklyn-Based Band Shares Maxi-Single Debuted by Indie Rock Cafe
Gowanus-Based Band Announce Maxi-Single For March 10th Release, Share Cover of Joy Division Demo, Premiered by Diffuser
Death and Taxes Debut Punk-Inspired Lightouts Track
Myspace Premieres New Video From Gowanus Rockers Lightouts
Lightouts Chart On CMJ For First Time / NYC Record Release Show
SPIN, SYFFAL, AOL Spinner & More Debut Lightout’s First Album
Adrien Grenier’s Presents Lightouts Performance Of Title Track From Upcoming Album
SPIN Premieres “Not Today” Video
The Music Ninja Debuts New Single, “The Big Picture”
Filter Magazine Premieres Latest B-Side, “Stray Boy”
Lightouts Cover The Cure; Song Debuted by Impose
SXSW Showcase Announced
MTV Hive Debuts Rocking Single “The Cure For Shyness”
Matador Records Gives Props to Guided By Voices Cover
Village Voice’s Sound of the City Premieres “Darkly Sexy” New Video from Lightouts
B-Side To Second Single Explores The Psychedelic Side Of Fuzz Pop
Lightouts Drop Deep Cut Cover From The La’s
Second Single Featured As AOL Spinner’s MP3 of the Day
Gowanus Duo Channel Influences and Inspirations on Spirited Stone Roses Cover
Debut Single Reveals Burgeoning Gowanus Indie Scene

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