Share new music video for ‘Vertigo Flowers’
Full tour announced including UK shows on May 13 at London’s Moth Club / Rough Trade East In-Store
New album Tired Of Tomorrow due May 13 2016 via Relapse Records
NOTHING have shared a new music video for ‘Vertigo Flowers’, the assured lead single taken from their sophomore LP, Tired Of Tomorrow, due May 13 via Relapse Records.
As well as a slew of North American tour dates and festival appearances, NOTHING will play two UK shows on album release day, May 13, beginning with an unplugged in-store set at Rough Trade East, followed by a full show at London’s Moth Club.
Immediately standing out from the band’s catalogue with its pronounced vocals, fast-paced drumming, and pummelling waves of guitar, ‘Vertigo Flowers’ is a bold first statement for a band who know no other way than to go all out. Frontman Domenic Palermo describes the concept behind the video and its uncomfortable genesis;
“The song is very much about dealing with spells of paranoia. We built a 12×12 white room and put everyone in white jumpers. I had Don orchestrate a group of 10 individuals with 10 gallon high pressure fire extinguishers filled with a mixture of house paint and water to fire off randomly at his call while also being blinded with giant flood lights so we couldn’t see ahead. Everyone in the band was told the paint would burn the eyes, taste bad in mouth, and be very cold (it was also in a garage in 10 degree weather). It was shot in a single take as we had no way to have a real rehearsal.
I wanted to create a blank canvas and let the unpredictability and anxiety that comes with the anticipation of something awful tell the story, all the while showcasing the brilliance and beauty that can follow and be left, directly behind.”
People often wonder why NOTHING are so damn loud. In the case of many artists, the volume stems from a preoccupation with negativity, misanthropy and the human condition. But while NOTHING’s attitude lines up with these ideas, their personality isn’t one that the band picked from a list of clichés. It’s one moulded by their own experiences, from family troubles and personal tragedy to a string of bad luck that Murphy’s Law would balk at. And that volume, rather than a selling point, is the only way the band has been able to translate the difficulty of real-life events into musical form.
Tired Of Tomorrow is a record born out of a chain of events that forced Palermo to drastically re-think and re-shape his perspective about both life and music. Borrowing from personal memoir and external works alike, NOTHING have worked the deepest influences of their youth and maturation into a package that’s ultimately at its most relevant in the present day.
Tired Of Tomorrow was originally set for release via Collect Records, until the band discovered that the label had been funded by the now-infamous hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli, whose roster subsequently dissolved under the weight of the unsettling controversy surrounding him. Though the album was written before the Shkreli debacle, Palermo sees those events to only have strengthened the sentiments and ideas behind Tired Of Tomorrow, rather than confuse its message. It’s a mess to think about, but as always, the contradictions and paradoxes of the kind NOTHING harnesses ultimately lead to the greatest revelations, and the band’s personal and tragic path has nonetheless led NOTHING to produce deeply heartfelt and inspiring music. Whichever way you want to look at it, you can’t deny that NOTHING feels good.
The band’s 2014 debut LP Gulity Of Everything, a record inspired largely by the events surrounding Palermo’s incarceration in 2002 following an aggravated assault charge (to which he pleaded self-defense), garnered widespread critical acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone, NPR, Stereogum, SPIN, Noisey, The FADER, Vogue and many others. Having toured relentlessly across North America and Europe, playing with the likes of DIIV, Merchandise, Torche, Failure, Hum and many more, NOTHING will play the following tour dates detailed below with two UK performances slated for May 13 at Rough Trade East (unplugged instore) and London’s Moth Club.
May 13th 2016 will see the worldwide release of Tired Of Tomorrow via Relapse Records on CD / LP / Deluxe 2xLP (with two bonus tracks) / Cassette / Digital.
20 – Dallas, TX @ Spillover Music Fest
4 – NYC NY Governor’s Ball
5 – Boston MA The Sinclair
7 – Toronto ON Lee’s
8 – Detroit MI El Club
9 – Cleveland OH Now That’s Class
10 – Chicago IL Sub T
11 – Minneapolis MN Triple Rock
12 – Omaha NE Slowdown
14 – Denver CO Marquis Theater
15 – Salt Lake City UT Kilby Court
16 – Boise ID Neurolux
17 – Seattle WA Tractor Tavern
18 – Vancouver BCLevitation Festival (Cobalt)
19 – Portland OR Mississippi Studios
21 – San Francisco LA Slim’s
22 – San Diego CA Soda Bar
23 – Los Angeles CA The Echo
24 – Phoenix AZ Yucca
25 – Albuquerque NM Sister Bar
27 – McAllen TX Yerba Cultura
28 – Austin TX Sidewinder Out
2 – Tampa FL Local 662
3 – Orlando FL Backbooth
5 – Chapel Hill NC Motorco *
6 – Richmond VA Strange Matter *
7 – Washington DCRock and Roll Hotel *
8 – Philly PA Union Transfer *
9 – New York, NYBowery *
15-17 Louisville KY Forecastle
* = w/ Culture Abuse & Wrong
NOTHING is: Domenic Palermo, Brandon Setta, Kyle Kimball & Nick Bassett.
Track Listing & artwork
- Fever Queen
- The Dead Are Dumb
- Vertigo Flowers
- ACD (Abcessive Compulsive Disorder)
- Nineteen Ninety Heaven
- Curse Of The Sun
- Eaten By Worms
- Everyone Is Happy
- Our Plague
- Tired Of Tomorrow