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Critical Praise for Lightouts

"...a Gowanus-based duo that sounds a little like what JAMC might sound like with Robert Smith fronting. And if you listen real close, you’ll hear an honest to goodness guitar solo. Chain me down, Martha!."
My Old Kentucky Blog

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

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

The EP:

Gowanus fuzz-rock duo Lightouts is excited to announce the release of their latest single, "The Eloise Suite." The track, which is steeped in captivating vocals is brought full circle in terms of Lightout's ever progressing signature sound through some mesmerizing guitar riffs. The song also includes boisterous handclaps, which add a new element to the band's sound and allows "The Eloise Suite" to become one of their catchiest songs. Thematically speaking, the song is about the balance of want versus need. Originally titled "Dit-Dat," The band decided to change the title a few months ago after Charlie Sheen had his infamous breakdown in the Eloise Suite of New York’s Plaza Hotel. "Someday," claims guitarist Gavin Rhodes "we hope to participate in a more good-natured trashing of the famous pink hotel room."

The first b-side is "Dress Shop," which is a short and sweet pop tune that features a rollicking bass line. The second b-side is a cover of two songs in one- a mix of LCD Soundsystem’s "All I Want" and David Bowie’s classic "Heroes." The artwork for the single was again provided by George Boorujy from a piece of his called Rookery. Mixing and mastering was done by the incomparable Andy Altmann .

In other news, Lightouts wants everyone to be on the lookout for a big CMJ related announcement in the next couple of weeks.

Download "The Eloise Suite" here:

The Eloise Suite single 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.


"The Eloise Suite"

"Faces, Places"

"And It Comes And Goes" :

"Here It Comes" (Stone Roses Cover):

"See Clear":

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