By: Mike Ayers | February 7, 2012 at 1:49 pm
Towards the end of 2010, Lightouts‘ Gavin Rhodes posted a flier in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn that simply said “Robert Smith / Emily Haines where are you?” Curious bystanders probably ignored what looked like a rather confusing missing persons flier, but guitarist Greg Nelson answered this curious Cure/Metric call-to-arms, and Lightouts was born.
“The Cure for Shyness” is their latest single, a broody pop number that Rhodes says one of their more anthemic songs. “It’s definitely a call to action,” he tells Hive. “The cure for most ailments usually involves movement.”
The band is currently releasing music as standalone singles, each with a b-side and a cover song, but they’re putting them all together — “The Cure for Shyness” included — for their debut albumWant, due later this year.