Philadelphia shoegaze/post punk/alt band NOTHING have announced the release of their new full-length album 'The Great Dismal'.
Recorded entirely during quarantine, The Great Dismal explores existentialist themes of isolation, extinction, and human behavior in the face of 2020’s vast wasteland, and will be out on October 30th via Relapse Records. Pre-order your copy here.
Closing in on the band’s ten-year mark, NOTHING frontman Domenic Palermo finds himself stringing together songs of misanthropic tales of Philadelphia with a refined and refreshed take on the band’s classic sound.
“The Great Dismal refers to a swamp, a brilliant natural trap where survival is custom fit to its inhabitants,” Palermo states. “The nature of its beautiful, but taxing environment and harsh conditions can’t ever really be shaken or forgotten too easily.”
The ever progressive NOTHING keep true to their chaotic outlook on life, keeping a keen eye as to avoid repetition. With a radical cast of talented contributors such as harpist Mary Lattimore, classical musician Shelley Weiss, and singer/songwriter/producer Alex G., The Great Dismal showcases yet another essential side of the band’s trademark American Post-Shoegaze.
Check out the album's tracklist and watch the video for their new single "Say Less".
Berlin live techno band KOMFORTRAUSCHEN have dropped a new video performing their cover version of Sven Väth's 'Dein Schweiss'.
This is the first of three covers. Komfortrauschen started to record a series of cover songs that they love and which shaped the band. 'Dein Schweiss' was a hit around the year 2000. It was one of the very influential techno tracks at that time. Sven Väth pushed the genre and KOMFORTRAUSCHEN in the right direction. Thanks Sven!
The band creates the powerful sound of a techno DJ set in their very own analogue fashion with traditional instruments, filtered through an impressive array of pedals and effects. Imagine a punk band trapped inside a drum computer, the Prodigy being a Berghain resident, Richie Hawtin meets Rammstein. The pure ecstasy and machine accuracy of techno enriched with the fresh energy and playfulness of a live band. Since the band was formed in 2014, Komfortrauschen have played regularly in famous German clubs like Sisyphos, Kantine am Berghain and Kater Blau as well as all over Europe and beyond. Now they're about to hit the stages worldwide!