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Critical Praise for Lightouts

"Definitely a band to look out for, Lightouts have the potential to be massive."

- The Music Ninja

"Gowanus duo Lightouts resurrect the melancholy chug and darkly sexy swagger of bands like The Cure, Girls Against Boys, JAMC and Afghan Whigs and impolitely jam it into the drum machine crunch of contemporary locals like Sleigh Bells, Year Of The Tiger and the Death Set."
- Chris Weingarten, The Village Voice

"I require precisely no convincing that Lightouts are brilliant, but if you're in any doubt then by all means check out their new single, 'The Cure For Shyness.'"
- Listen Before You Buy

"Best New Release"

- Indie Rock Cafe

The Song:

Lightouts new maxi-single "The Big Picture" is out now! The Gowanus-duo's track offers the bouncy pop of Cut Copy mixed with the crunch of Weezer. The release premiered yesterday on The Music Ninja, who said, "American duo Lightouts were formed just a year ago, but judging by the chemistry on record, you'd think they'd been together forever. Their latest single, 'The Big Picture,' is a pop monster which combines the melodies and bounce of electro with the grit of rock to create something very special... Definitely a band to look out for, Lightouts have the potential have the potential to be massive."

As with the band's first four singles, they also included a cover tune ("Push"- a deep cut by The Cure), which was premiered by Impose and was selected as the Vinyl District's Single of the Week, as well as a B-Side track, "Stray Boy," which was premiered by Filter.

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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.


"The Big Picture"

"Stray Boy"

"Push" (The Cure Cover)

"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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