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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:

The Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York hasn't always been known as a hot bed for rising indie talent, but Lighouts, the duo consisting of guitarist/bassist/drum programmer Gavin Rhodes and vocalist/guitarist Greg Nelson, arrived on the scene earlier this year with plans to change all of that. They led with debut single, "See Clear," an A-Side, B-Side collection that also included a cover of The Stone Roses' "Here It Comes," and, as they continue to lay the finishing touches on their upcoming album, Want, are now releasing their latest single (which, like all of their singles, will also include an original B-side and a cover tune), "And It Comes And Goes." The single, which recently debuted as AOL Spinner's MP3 of the Day, does well in continuing to show off the duo's diversity, and so much so that Lightouts originally considered offering up this latest single as their first, before eventually opting to lead with previous single "See Clear." "Musically, this is our most raucous and climactic song," explains Rhodes. "We originally considered using it for our debut single but 'See Clear' won out because we thought it showed more range."

Upon listening to "And It Comes And Goes" two things quickly become clear: First, you likely haven't heard rhythm guitar work this enjoyable in some time, and, second, Lighouts have a knack for delivering catchy, sing-a-long choruses that still manage to do well in maintaining the group's edgy, distorted-guitar driven sound. As wailing guitar feedback fades into racing, thumping drums and an infectious quick-fire bass line, it's Rhodes' driving guitar and Nelson's lightly effected vocals and quips that truly grab the listener's ear as the song pushes forward, whipping into full frenzy as the chorus hits with Nelson belting the line, "Day light, all night, all night long." For Rhodes, who follows with his own dizzying guitar solo, the mission was clear. "'And It Comes and Goes' is a straight-up rocker," he remarks, before adding, "Play it loud."

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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.

"And It Comes And Goes" :

"Here It Comes" (Stone Roses Cover):

"See Clear":

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