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Critical Praise for Lightouts
Named one of SPIN's 2012 CMJ "Next Big Things"

The Album:

Gowanus, Brooklyn-based Lightouts is proud to announce the release of their debut album, Want. A musical journey two years in the making, the album's 13 songs represent the fuzz rockers' steady evolution as a band. Since the release of their first single "See Clear" two years ago, the band has hit milestone after milestone; they've racked up nearly 50,000 Soundcloud plays, received national radio play, played the CMJ, SXSW, and CBGB's festivals, and were invited to play at Adrian Grenier's and Converse's Rubber Tracks studios

Perhaps more importantly, the long (by internet standards) gestation period has allowed the band to fully come into its own as songwriters and live performers. The slow burning strategy seems to have paid off, judging by the kudos the album has already received:

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

"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

"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

"... perfect for lovers of the nu-nu-wave of '90s-gone-feral punkos like Parquet Courts and PAWS. Check out these cloud somethings." - Chris Weingarten, SPIN

"These guys are no mainstream band, however, they are the definition of indie rock." - Sirens of Decay

"If you're someone who still believes in guitar-driven indie/alternative, then "want" is how you should be feeling about Lightouts' album." - MusicEmissions

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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 group 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. In the past two years, the Gowanus band has released a series of singles that featured both an A-side and two B-sides, which allowed the band to offer up songs complemented by experimentation and deep-cut covers.The band's debut album, Want, has just been released.




Adrian Grenier's Session for "Want"

"Not Today"

"The Big Picture"

"Push" (The Cure Cover)

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

"The Eloise Suite"

"Here It Comes" (Stone Roses Cover):

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