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Critical Praise for Lightouts

"Lightouts is a throwback to the joyous, left-of-the-dial guitar rock of the bygone early Nineties."
- PrefixMag

"A glorious return to nineties guitar rock"
- BeaconPass

"The first Lightouts single, "See Clear" ... is an express train into jaaaaaaaam city."
- AudioMuffin

The Song:

Lightouts burst onto the scene earlier this month with their hazy brand of alternative rock concocted in the depths of Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood. The duo’s first single "See Clear" – an anthemic ode that grapples with the challenges of seeking clarity in a world shaded by grey areas – was well received by fans and critics alike, and is the first piece of the sonic mosaic that will make up their upcoming album, Want. Recalling an era of analog, Lightouts is packaging each single from the album with a B-side, allowing the band to offer up its songs with servings of auditory experimentation. "For band fanatics and completists, B-sides have always been a window into a band’s influences and different facets," says Lightouts songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gavin Rhodes. "This is the first peek at ours."

The first B-side from Lightouts is a raucous cover of The Stone Roses' "Here It Comes." Fittingly the original song was a B-side itself, complementing The Stone Roses first single, "Sally Cinnamon" in 1987. Rhodes first started listening to the band in his Albuquerque high school and embarked on a self-imposed mission to seek out The Roses' more obscure selections, whereas singer Greg Nelson was enthusiastically exposed to the band while living in Scotland. Although an ocean apart at the moment of musical discovery, Rhodes and Nelson have now combined their adoration for The Stone Roses in their cover of "Here It Comes," the likes of which would make Ian Brown himself proud. The cover retains the intricacies of renowned Roses drummer, Reni, while also adding an infusion of Lightouts essence on vocals that effortlessly weave in and out of piercing guitar licks. The melancholy fuses with the music as Nelson declares "I'd rather be no one than someone with no one" – download the track for free today and peer into the window of the inner-workings and influences of Lightouts.

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Here It Comes (Stone Roses cover) by Lightouts

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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.

"Here It Comes" (Stone Roses Cover):

"See Clear":

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