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Watch: Nightlands (The War on Drugs’ Dave Hartley) - “You’re Silver” Video

I Can Feel the Night Around Me Out Now via Western Vinyl

May 17, 2017

Nightlands is the Philadelphia-based project of Dave Hartley, who is the longtime bassist of The War on Drugs. A couple of weeks back the third Nightlands albumI Can Feel the Night Around Me, was released via Western Vinyl. More

Nine Albums Out Today Worth Hearing: Slowdive, Perfume Genius, POND, Mac DeMarco, and More

Plus The Afghan Whigs, Blondie, Black Lips, Fazerdaze, and Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel

May 05, 2017

Here we highlight nine albums due out today that we feel are most worth hearing. We have also included Amazon links for each album. If you click through those links and buy the album (or anything else on Amazon once you've clicked through) then Amazon rewards us with a sales percentage.  More

Feb 14, 2017

Nightlands is the Philadelphia-based project of Dave Hartley. As well as releasing two albums as Nightlands, Hartley is the longtime bassist of The War on Drugs. Now he has announced his third Nightlands album, I Can Feel the Night Around Me, and shared its first single, "Lost Moon." More

Nov 19, 2013

Due out November 26, Songs From Montague Terrace (A Tribute To Scott Walker), features Sondre Lerche, Nightlands, The Entrance Band, and more, doing their take the iconic singer/songwriter’s work. More

Watch: Nightlands – “To the Moon” Video

Currently on Tour Behind Oak Island

May 30, 2013

Check out the new video from Nightlands. More

Feb 01, 2013

Last week, Dave Hartley's solo project Nightlands released its second full-length album Oak Island. More

Jan 15, 2013

Set to release his sophomore album Oak Island next week, Philadelphia musical artist Nightlands, a.k.a. Dave Hartley, has announced plans for a North American tour starting in March. More

Nightlands Announces New Album “Oak Island”

Out January 22 Via Secretly Canadian

Oct 12, 2012

Dave Hartley is putting aside boss-gaze and taking a break from the War on Drugs (for now anyway) to focus on side project NightlandsMore

Jan 19, 2011

The new video for Nightlands (a.k.a. David Hartley) Forget the Mantra cut, “All the Way” is not unlike a lava lamp accompaniment for the dreamy cut.  More

Dec 13, 2010

For Under the Radar’s 8th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2010. Pick up a copy of Under the Radar’s Year End issue for interviews with: The Antlers, Bon Iver, Caribou, Club 8, Delphic, Rose Elinor Dougall, Gayngs, Hot Chip, Lost in the Trees, Love is All, The Love Language, Mogwai, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Yoko Ono, Owen Pallett, Plants and Animals, Mark Ronson, Superchunk, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Sharon Van Etten, and Vivian Girls. Today we posted web exclusive surveys with Jamie Stewart (Blue Water, White Death/Xiu Xiu), The Mary Onettes, and Dave Hartley (Nightlands/The War on Drugs). More

Dec 07, 2010

Dreamy bedroom-project Nightlands—helmed by Dave Hartley—released their first video today for Forget the Mantra track, “Suzerain (A Letter to the Judge).” We have the clip.  More

Nightlands Sign to Secretly Canadian, Prep Debut Album

Forget the Mantra Due November 9th

Sep 22, 2010

One-man band Nightlands (David Hartley to his friends) has inked a deal with Secretly Canadian. His debut full-length of pop-driven sound-collages, Forget the Mantra, is due out November 9th. More


Interviews

2014 Artist Survey: The War on Drugs and Nightlands

Dave Hartley on 2014's Best Albums, Michael Brown, U2 Giving Away Their Album, and "Bread Eyes"

Feb 17, 2015

For Under the Radar's 12th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2014. Here are some answers from Dave Hartley of both The War on Drugs and Nightlands. More

Undercover: Nightlands

David Hartley on the cover of Oak Island

Jun 07, 2013

Undercover is our new recurring series where we talk to bands about the genesis of one of their album covers. Here we talk to Nightlands' David Hartley about the cover of Oak Island, as well as to Catharine Maloney, who photographed the cover. More

Dec 13, 2010

For Under the Radar’s 8th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2010. Pick up a copy of Under the Radar’s Year End issue for interviews with: The Antlers, Bon Iver, Caribou,Club 8, Delphic, Rose Elinor Dougall, Gayngs, Hot Chip, Lost in the Trees, Love is All, The Love Language, Mogwai, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Yoko Ono, Owen Pallett, Plants and Animals, Mark Ronson, Superchunk, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Sharon Van Etten, and Vivian Girls. Here’s a survey from David Hartley of Nightlands & The War on Drugs. More


Reviews

Oak Island

Oak Island

Secretly Canadian

Jan 23, 2013

Dave Hartley may be better known in his role as the bassist for The War on Drugs, but Nightlands is his baby. It's a meticulously-rendered solo project; his 2010 debut, Forget the Mantra, experimented with a mix of found audio and home recordings to create its unique musical patchwork. On Oak Island, Hartley moves away from sonic collage and into Eno-esque studio exploration.  More

Forget the Mantra

Forget the Mantra

Secretly Canadian

Dec 03, 2010

Nightlands’ debut full-length, Forget the Mantra, is a dizzying sound quilt, stitched together from pieces of found sounds, aging cassettes, Gregorian chants, multi-layered chouses, Afro-rhythm sections, handclaps, and (most certainly) a few things that go bump in the night. More