NEWS: Nightlands announce new album Moonshine

NEWS: Nightlands announce new album Moonshine

Nightlands is the side project of Dave Hartley, the long-time bassist of The War on Drugs. And he has not only just announced his new album, Moonshine, which will be out 15th July on via Western Vinyl, but has also shared a video for the record’s title track.

Moonshine features Dave Hartley’s Western Vinyl labelmate and saxophonist Joseph Shabason, alongside a short list of remote collaborators including four of Hartley’s bandmates from The War on Drugs, Robbie Bennet, Anthony Lamarca, Eliza Hardy Jones, and Charlie Hall, as well as exotica virtuoso Frank Locrasto (Cass McCombs, Fruit Bats), and producer Adam McDaniel (Avey Tare, Angel Olsen).

For this record Dave Hartley was forced to keep the guest list small out of the necessity of pandemic isolation, coupled with his move to a smaller city – during the pandemic he left his native Philadelphia for Asheville – all of which resulted in him completing most of the work on Moonshine in the studio he had built in the barn adjoining his new property.

Speaking about Moonshine, Dave Hartley says: “This was never intended to be an overtly political record. I have so many friends who are able to process the frustration of current events gracefully or with wisdom or in a nuanced way, but I often find myself just consumed with anger about it all. I decided to just let that come out, and it manifested itself lyrically.”

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