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Critical Praise for Lightouts
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

"Lighouts have the presence and experience to be something HUGE." - LX-GOODS

The Video & News:

Gowanus fuzz-rockers Lightouts lead us on a gauzy trip to a surreal Jazz era in their new video for single "See Clear." Shot on New York City's historic Governor's Island, the visuals evoke a Gatsbyesque fever dream. In it an ominous tuxedoed figure holds sway over a troupe of peacock plumed flapper girls while the band makes its way through the abandoned buildings and fort. The video was directed and choreographed by Jordana Toback, whose previous credits include videos for Cee Lo as well as Lightout's darkly vaudevillian video for "The Eloise Suite." Tastemaker site LX-GOODS premiered the video earlier today.

In other news, the band's debut album Want has charted on CMJ's indie rock charts for the first time, including spins on LA's bellwether alternative station KCRW. Their debut on the charts continues a string of positive developments for the young band.

To celebrate the recent release of Want, Lightouts will be playing a record release show at Union Hall in Brooklyn this Friday the 12th. Up and coming acts Unicycle Loves You, Bear Ceuse, and Adam Rubenstein (formerly of Chamberlain) will be opening up the show. More details here:

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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.


"See Clear"



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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