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The project of Philadelphia-based multi-instrumentalist Dave Hartley, Nightlands combines dreamy pop with the love of experimentation he grew up with thanks to his genetic engineer father. Hartley is also the bassist for the War on Drugs, and began working on his own music in earnest when the group's album Slave Ambient was taking longer than expected to complete, and released his debut album, Forget the Mantra, on Secretly Canadian in 2010. Though his duties with the War on Drugs -- who released Slave Ambient in 2011 -- kept him busy for much of that year, he also issued the All the Way and Covers EPs, the latter of which included a gorgeously hazy version of Lindsey Buckingham's "Trouble." In 2013, Hartley dropped Nightlands' second album, Oak Island, which featured major-seventh chords (considered the most nostalgic-sounding harmonic grouping) in its songs. The War on Drugs had a critical and commercial breakthrough in 2014 with Lost in the Dream and signed with Atlantic Records. Hartley didn't abandon Nightlands, however, releasing the project's third LP, a set of spacy love songs called I Can Feel the Night Around Me, in May of 2017. ~ Heather Phares
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  1.   Song
  2.   All the Way
  3.   So It Goes
  4.   Slowtrain
  5.   300 Clouds
  6.   Human Hearts
  7.   Lost Moon
  8.   You're My Baby
  9.   Buggin Out
  10.   Suzerain (a Letter To the Judge)
  11.   Longways Homebound, 2010
  12.   Awalk In Cheong, 1969
  13.   God What Have I
  14.   Born to Love
  15.   I Fell in Love with a Feeling Rolling Down the Hill
  16.   Only You Know
  17.   'Til I Die
  18.   You're Silver
  19.   Nico
  20.   Depending on You
  21.   Rolling Down the Hill
  22.   Love's in Love
  23.   Glass Vacuum
  24.   Looking for Rain
  25.   Fly, Neanderthal
  26.   So Far So Long
  27.   Fear of Flying
  28.   Time & Peace
  29.   Moonbathin
  30.   Other People's Pockets
  31.   Forget the Mantra
  32.   WFMS, 1993

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