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Video of the Week: Lightouts – “The Big Picture”

posted July 12, 2013, 9:31 am by Kevin Sellers | Filed Under Video | comment Leave a Comment

Check out the new video from fast-rising indie rockers Lightouts, highlighting one of their better tracks for sure, the undeniably catchy “The Big Picture”. More info on the video and band below. Enjoy your Friday, Emissionites!

More on the video:

A new video emerges from the depths of Gowanus, Brooklyn as fuzz rockers Lightouts release “The Big Picture.” The visual, which was premiered by Myspace, pairs the group’s hooky single with a dreamlike setting, where two stunning dancers move as if in a trance through the threads of the track. Director Jordana Toback discusses the role of the dancers: “In the video the two dancers represent something heavenly and unobtainable, which defines the narrative of the video-it’s about falling in love, the kind of love that hurts as much as it gives you pleasure.”


The track is the most successful single from the group’s critically acclaimed debut album, Want. With close to 25,000 plays on Soundcloud alone, The Music Ninja called the song a “pop monster which combines the melodies and bounce of electro with the grit of rock to create something very special.”

About Lightouts:

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 group 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. In the past two years, the Gowanus band has released a series of singles that featured both an A-side and two B-sides, which allowed the band to offer up songs complemented by experimentation and deep-cut covers.The band’s debut album, Want, has just been released.


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