Debut Album Out April 8 via Mecca Lecca
“…a fanged first taste that rains death from above, circa 1992.” – SPIN
“…every progression and note bounces back and forth in a dialogue of improvised chapters
and an urban jungle built out of minimalist chords and notes.” – IMPOSE
Upcoming Tour Dates
2/28 – Brooklyn, NY – Spike Hill
Watch “Free My Animal”
Brooklyn’s post-punk duo NØMADS released their new single “Free My Animal” a few weeks ago, and now FILTER has the premiere of its primal video (YouTube), which they call “incredibly disturbing…terrifying…dark…disorienting and chilling” (all of which are fairly accurate!). Of the video, NØMADS’ bassist/vocalist Nathan Lithgow says, “it’s about the urban interplay of hunter versus hunted, of nature versus the city; about fighting to release a predatory instinct. Above all, this is about the nightmare/fantasy of being pursued.”
NØMADS is maximum sound two-piece bass & drum collaboration featuring Nathan Lithgow (bassist for My Brightest Diamond, Inlets, and Gabriel & the Hounds), and drummer Garth Macaleavey (former Inlets touring percussionist, and sound engineer for the Philip Glass Ensemble). The band previously released their first single “In The Mend” (below), followed by “Free My Animal” (MP3), the title track to their album that will see a release on April 8 via Mecca Lecca.
NØMADS leans towards the razor-efficient songwriting forms of 90’s bands like Nirvana, Fugazi, and Girls Against Boys, while updating the style and stripping the approach to its essential foundations of lyricism and sonic intensity. The band has honed their own primal sound that capitalizes on conspicuous juxtapositions- minimal instrumentation against maximum sound; aggression against beauty; soft melody versus an aggression of expression.
The spine of Free My Animal is a recorded rehearsal of the songs comprising the album, each performed in one-take, without a metronome, in its most organic form. This is the sound of shutting out the rest of the world in order to create something true and undiluted.
Free My Animal Tracklisting:
1. In The Mend
2. Free My Animal
3. The Cosmos
4. Summer of Open Wide
5. Blood In The Water
7. Down In Out