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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.   Human Hearts
  3.   Forget the Mantra
  4.   Lost Moon
  5.   WFMS, 1993
  6.   God What Have I
  7.   Fly, Neanderthal
  8.   Only You Know
  9.   So Far So Long
  10.   Time and Place
  11.   Suzerain (a Letter To the Judge)
  12.   Glass Vacuum
  13.   I Fell in Love with a Feeling
  14.   All the Way
  15.   Awalk In Cheong, 1969
  16.   Slowtrain
  17.   You're Silver
  18.   'Til I Die
  19.   So It Goes
  20.   Looking for Rain
  21.   Moonbathin
  22.   Love's in Love
  23.   Fear of Flying
  24.   You're My Baby
  25.   Nico
  26.   Born to Love
  27.   Depending on You
  28.   Other People's Pockets
  29.   Buggin Out
  30.   300 Clouds
  31.   Longways Homebound, 2010
  32.   Rolling Down the Hill

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