NITE

Posted on:November 11, 2016

Author:Martha Elaine Belden

Category:Art Con 12, music

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NITE is a Dallas-based band made up of Canadian-born identical twin brothers Kyle and Myles Mendes. The duo creates a unique hybrid of electronic dream-pop and atmospheric rock. Their complementary dueling vocals – one more assertive, the other almost ethereal – are reminiscent of Tears for Fears’ Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, framed perfectly in interesting guitar hooks, glittered with bright synthesizers, and punctuated by throbbing drum machines. “A lot of our influences span from our memories and nostalgia of the great new wave and dance bands from the 80s and 90s, like New Order, The Cure, and Alice Deejay,” the brothers explain. “We add a modern touch to our production and songwriting inspired by Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy, and Miike Snow.” NITE has performed with such acts as Clean Bandit, Modern English, Men Without Hats, A Flock of Seagulls, Zola Jesus, Small Black, Jagwar Ma, Anamanaguchi, Blackbird Blackbird, The New Division and ChameleonsVox, and they toured alongside German electronic band Seabound on a Western U.S. tour in early 2016. They also joined Denmark artists, The Foreign Resort, for a three-week U.S./Canadian tour in the Fall of 2016. This Fall, NITE releases its sophomore album, Reborn, featuring the song “Dreamer,” three years after I Am Not Afraid, which you can check out now on Spotify or at nite.bandcamp.com. “We are very excited for the world to hear our up-and-coming album. There isn’t an official release date set, but it’s been in the works for a couple of years. Dallas’ legendary producer, David Castell, has been working with us and has done an incredible job. Just like our first album, Reborn is a concept album that not only illustrates who we are as musicians now, but who we are, what we were, what we’ve been through in life, and who we will become.”

This will be the band’s inaugural partnership with Art Con, and we hope you’ll come check them out this Saturday night, November 12, at Cedars Union. “We are proud to perform at the Art Con event and be a part of the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia,” says the band. “For the NITE team, this is a personal matter and hits close to home with our manager, Kami, whose late father battled both Alzheimer’s  and dementia. We cannot wait and are thankful to have this opportunity to perform for this specific cause.” Get your tickets now!

 

Edited By: Martha Elaine Belden

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