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…
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Philly noise-rockers Nothing packed the house at Boot and Saddle on New Years’ Eve, and as you can tell from the above Instagram, there was an element of chaos to it. But there was also a road test of new material from Tired of Tomorrow, the sophomore LP they’re releasing this year on Relapse Records. Continue reading →
New Year’s Eve can be a lot of pomp and circumstance. Many will ring in 2016 by getting dolled up in their fanciest attire and heading to a crowded bar or club to celebrate the the turning of the calendar with a countdown and a group singalong to “Auld Lang Syne.” And that’s fine if it’s what you’re into. But if you’re looking for a way to bring in the new year with more of a thrash and a bang look no further than Boot & Saddle come December 31.
Oddisee is a Washington DC based rapper and producer who has done things his own way for years now, and has had plenty of success doing it. On his most recent album, The Good Fight, Oddisee shows off his eclectic mix of soul, jazz, R&B and of course some killer lyrical fire. He will be performing tonight at Johnny Brenda’s with The Bul Bey; for more info on the show click here. Continue reading →