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Critical Praise for Lightouts

Best New Release.
- Indie Rock Cafe

"'The Eloise Suite' is a three-minute 120 Minutes jammer owing to some Berlin-era Bowie chime-rock—and it now comes with a music video that can be best described as 'Kubrick's 'Addicted To Love.'"
- Chris Weingarten, The Village Voice

"...a Gowanus-based duo that sounds a little like what JAMC might sound like with Robert Smith fronting. And if you listen real close, you’ll hear an honest to goodness guitar solo. Chain me down, Martha!."
My Old Kentucky Blog

"Lightouts put the guitar back into indie rock."

- The Dadada

The Song:

Since premiering "The Cure For Shyness" - the A-side apart of their latest maxi-single - on MTV Hive, Lightouts were awarded a Best New Release from Indie Rock Cafe, received a shout out from the highly regarded KEXP in Seattle, as well as a week long feature on We Are Hunted. They've also just been nominited in The Deli's Artist of the Month contest.

On the flipside of said single, in addition to the previously released Guided by Voices cover, comes the true b-side "Deep Ends." The track is the mellower, more subdued alternate take to the high octane "The Cure for Shyness." Through its rollicking bassline and psychedelia infused guitar riffs, singer Greg Nelson digresses on the substitution of lust often resorted to by the "broken hearted." Smashing Pumpkins aren't too far behind on this one, but its melodic nature holds much more in common with the famed Brit-rock bands of the 90's and early aughts.

Lightouts will also be making an appearance at this year's SXSW performing at 512 on Wednesday, March 14 along with Pillowfight (Dan the Automator) and Nick Waterhouse. Full details here here.

Download and listen to "Deep Ends" here:

Wednesday, March 14 @ 512 - 408 E. 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701
08:00 P.M. - Pillowfight (Dan the Automator)
09:00 P.M. - Lightouts
12:00 A.M. - Nick Waterhouse

For more information on Lightouts please contact Gavin or Chris at Audible Treats.

The Background:

Lightouts founder Gavin Rhodes started with a simple question: "Robert Smith/Emily Haines, where are you?" But this appeal to fans of The Cure and Metric didn't appear on Craigslist or in The Village Voice. The flyer was posted near the less-than-picturesque Gowanus Canal. Greg Nelson, a veteran of the NYC music scene, responded to the ad and the rest, as they say, is history. The pair exhibit a rare musical and stylistic cohesion: structured bass lines, waves of fuzzed out guitars and vaporous vocals put a new spin on the moody post-punk aesthetic of bands like Joy Division and Smashing Pumpkins circa Siamese Dream. A loosely linked concept album – Want, a meditation on what it means to follow our instincts – is in the works and in the months leading up to the unveiling of the album, the Gowanus duo is set to release a series of singles. With a tip of the hat to an analogue era in the not-so-distant past, each single will feature both an A-side and two B-sides allowing the band to offer up songs complemented by experimentation into deep-cut covers.


"Deep Ends"

"The Cure For Shyness"

"The Official Ironmen Rally Song" (Guided by Voices cover)

"The Eloise Suite"

"Faces, Places"

"And It Comes And Goes" :

"Here It Comes" (Stone Roses Cover):

"See Clear":

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