Watch Dave Hartley get covered in facepaint in the Nightlands video “Born to Love” (playing Johnny Brenda’s on 5/31)

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Screen shot 2013-04-09 at 1.59.14 PMIf you’ve seen the album art for Nightlands‘ new LP Oak Island (or any of its attendant promo photos), you’ll know it involved a shirtless, silver-paint-covered Dave Hartley looking like a homesick extraterrestrial navigating new surroundings. Which may be a metaphor for Hartley the ubiquitous bassist venturing out on his own in an increasingly ambitious solo venture. Or maybe it’s just that the silver paint goes well with his complexion. In any case, we imagine he must have spent a lot of time getting painted – and he’s making it worth his while. In the new video for Nightlands’ “Born to Love,” we see the process of Hartley getting his new skin applied by a makeup artist while flashes of psychedelic light burst in and out over three minutes and change. Cosmic stuff – check it out below, and get more information about Nightlands newly-announced show at Johnny Brenda’s on the XPN Concert Calendar.

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