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A day too short, Governors Ball still brought the heat

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Gov Ball | Photo by Rachel Barrish for WXPN

Festivals and I have such a love/hate relationship. Not only as a music lover and someone who works in the industry, but as a general human being. There’s the hot humidity of the early days of summer mixed with the tangled bodies of hippies and hipsters gallivanting across an open field, overpriced food and alcohol, and crowds so large you can hardly see the band you’re there to see. At the same time, you’re completely enthralled with the good vibes, the exciting atmosphere, and the thrill of so much good music.

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Watch the dark new animated video for Nothing’s “A.C.D.”

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Nothing at Shaky Knees | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

Philly rockers Nothing have released an animated video for “A.C.D. (Abcessive Compulsive Disorder),” one of the singles off their recently released record Tired Of Tomorrow. If you’re looking for something joyful, this isn’t the best place to start your search. But what Nothing did here is interesting, basing it off the Dire Straits video “Money For Nothing.” Continue reading →

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Stream Nothing’s new album Tired Of Tomorrow in full via NPR Music

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Nothing | photo by Ben Rayner | courtesy of the artist

Shoegaze punks Nothing have been teasing their upcoming album Tired Of Tomorrow for weeks now through various singles and mini-documentaries, and now you can listen to the album in full over at NPR Music.

Tired Of Tomorrow, the band’s second LP (the first being 2014’s Guilty Of Everything) is out May 13th on Relapse Records and was recorded with Philly super-producer Will Yip. Continue reading →

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Autodrama: Puro Instinct, Deakin & Nothing on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Puro Instinct | Photo by Mark Squires, courtesy of the artist
Puro Instinct | Photo by Mark Squires, courtesy of the artist

I’ll be honest: Tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade is a little all over the map. Tune in at 11pm ET on WXPN to hear how things shake out. With more individual tracks coming out this week than full-length albums, we’ll forego the tradition spotlight feature in favor of a smattering of fresh new singles. We’ll hear gauzy pop from the sister duo Puro Instinct, the solo debut from Animal Collective guitarist Deakin, and a blast of noise energy from Philly’s own Nothing. And that’s just a sample! Preview those tracks below…

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Nothing share another Tired Of Tomorrow track “ACD (Abcessive Compulsive Disorder)”

Nothing | photo by Ben Rayner | courtesy of the artist
Nothing | photo by Ben Rayner | courtesy of the artist

Philly shoegaze quartet Nothing release their sophomore album Tired Of Tomorrow on May 13th via Relapse Records. They’ve previously shared the songs “Vertigo Flowers” and “Eaten By Worms” (and a great King of Pop-featuring music video). They have just released the record’s third single, “ACD.” Continue reading →

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Tired Of Tomorrow: Watch Nothing’s mini-doc for upcoming LP out in May

Nothing| Photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com
Nothing | Photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com

There’s been an interesting trend for bands as of late: mini-documentaries that give an inside look into an artist’s mindset while they create their music and make an entire world around it. Modern Baseball put one out yesterday, and today, Nothing released episode 1 of their documentary for their upcoming album, which we spotted earlier this week on The Deli. Continue reading →

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Nothing join the afterlife in their new video for “Eaten By Worms”

Nothing | Photo by John Vettese
Nothing | Photo by John Vettese

Shoegaze punks Nothing have shared the music video for their Tired Of Tomorrow single “Eaten By Worms” via Rolling Stone.

Tired Of Tomorrow, Nothing’s second album with Relapse Records, is out May 13th. The band previously shared the video for single “Vertigo Flowers” earlier this month. “Eaten By Worms” channels Nirvana/Smashing Pumpkins musically while its lyrics echo the Pixies. Vocalist Dominic Palermo sings, “It’s educational, it’s recreational” while the band builds to the song’s vividly noisy climax. Continue reading →

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Watch Philly’s Nothing in living color on the new “Vertigo Flowers” video

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Nothing | Photo by Megan Kelly for WXPN | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com

Up to this point, if Philadelphia atmospheric punks Nothing had a color palette, it was most certainly black and white. The band mixes a forceful wall of overdriven guitars (often compared to My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive and other denizens of the shoegaze era) with heavy, existential lyrical musings. Add on to that their penchant for monochromatic artwork on releases like 2012’s Downward Years to Comeand 2014’s Guilty of Everything, and the number of black-t-shirt-clad dudes at their shows, and the surface impression you get is super duper noir.

But beneath a grim surface can lie a vibrant, colorful interior – just as a bright, blossoming facade can contain some of the darkest musings of the mind. Life is complex, the world is complex, it’s less surface and more duality and interchangeability – Nothing frontman and creative visionary Domenic Palermo gets this, and makes it a point of his art. Continue reading →