by Andrew Sacher

Nightlands at Knitting Factory in February (more by Jono Bernstein)

Speaking of similar/confusing band names, two that have been getting me this year are Night Beds and Nightlands. Both are vaguely in the folk spectrum and had releases that came out two weeks apart in the first quarter of 2013. Plus, Night Beds' album, Country Sleep, came out on Dead Oceans and Nightlands' album, Oak Island, came out on affiliated label Secretly Canadian.

To keep this confusion up, both artists have announced spring/early summer tours this week. Night Beds' tour kicks off in Tennessee in May and ends in NYC on June 30 at Glasslands. Tickets For that show go on sale Friday (4/12) at 10 AM.

Nightlands' tour is much shorter, and it begins with a NYC show on May 29 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/12) at noon.

All dates for both tours are listed, along with Nightlands' new video for "Born to Love" and a live Night Beds video, below...


Nightlands - "Born to Love" Official Video

Night Beds - "Lost Springs" Live at Lawrence High School

Night Beds -- 2013 Tour Dates
05/24/13 Nashville, TN- Mercy Lounge w/ Good Buddy
05/25/13 Knoxville, TN- The Pilot Light
05/26/13 Lexington, KY- Cosmic Charlie's
05/28/13 Bloomington, IN- The Bishop
05/29/13 Champaign, IL- Mike N Molly's
05/30/13 Evanston, IL- Space
05/31/13 Minneapolis, MN- Varsity Theater w/ The Staves
06/01/13 Des Moines, IA- Vaudeville Mews
06/02/13 Omaha, NE- Slowdown
06/04/13 Norman, OK- The Opolis w/ The Staves
06/05/13 Dallas, TX- Three Links
06/06/13 Austin, TX- The Mohawk
06/07/13 Houston, TX- Fitzgerald's
06/08/13 Baton Rouge, LA- Spanish Moon
06/09/13 Mobile, AL- Alabama Music Box
06/11/13 Atlanta, GA- The Earl
06/12/13 Jacksonville, FL- Jack Rabbits
06/13/13 Tampa, FL- New World Brewery
06/14/13 Orlando, FL- Will's Pub
06/16/13 Asheville, NC- Emerald Lounge
06/17/13 Chapel Hill, NC- Local 506
06/19/13 Pittsburgh, PA- Brillobox
06/21/13 Cincinnati, OH- MOTR Pub
06/22/13 Columbus, OH- The Basement
06/23/13 Detroit, MI- Magic Stick Lounge
06/24/13 Cleveland, OH- Beachland Tavern
06/27/13 New Haven, CT- Cafe Nine
06/28/13 Northampton, MA- Iron Horse Music Hall
06/29/13 Winooski, VT- The Monkey House
06/30/13 Brooklyn, NY- Glasslands

Nightlands -- 2013 Tour Dates
Wed. May 29 -- New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Thu. May 30 -- Washington, DC @ DD9
Fri. May 31 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas
Sun. June 2 -- Boston, MA @ TT the Bear's
Mon. June 3 -- Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel
Tue. June 4 -- Chicago, IL @ Schubas

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