DAVID NANCE GROUP
Announces European tour in March 2019
Inc. London and Manchester dates
Peaced and Slightly Pulverized
out now on Trouble in Mind
The Omaha guitarist clings to the most well-worn FM-radio tropes—extended jams, grungy riffs, heroic choruses.. He draws on those comforting sounds of the past to make profoundly uncomfortable music for the now.” – Pitchfork 7.7
“David Nance Group has emerged as one of the more reliably sideways garage rock projects in the underground, cranking out a constant stream of druggy lo-fi guitar jams in many shapes and sizes.” – Stereogum “Band to Watch” feature
Last month, a new record, Peaced and Slightly Pulverized, was released by Omaha’s reigning champion of DIY rock n’ roll, David Nance, under the moniker David Nance Group.
Now, the band announces a European tour in March, including London’s Shacklewell Arms and Manchester’s YES. Full dates are as follows…
Saturday 9th March – Petit Bain, Paris, France
Sunday 10th March – Cave 12, Geneva, Switzerland
Monday 11th March – El Lokal, Zurich, Switzerland
Tuesday 12th March – Ilses Erika, Leipzig, Germany
Wednesday 13th March – Hafenklang (Goldener Salon), Hamburg, Germany
Thursday 14th March – Studenterhuset, Aalborg, Denmark
Friday 15th Match – Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Saturday 16th March – Cassiopeia, Berlin, Germany
Tuesday 19th March – Cinetol, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wednesday 20th March – ACU, Utrecht, Netherlands
Thursday 21st March – Vera Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Friday 22nd March – AB, Brussels, Belgium
Saturday 23rd March – 4AD, Diksmuide, Belgium
Monday 25th March – The Shacklewell Arms, London
Tuesday 26th March – YES, Manchester
Omaha, NE musician David Nance is nothing if not prolific. Over the course of the past six years, he has released three full-length albums for labels Grapefruit and Ba Da Bing, a 7-inch, numerous cassettes, CDRs, and unlicensed “cover albums” of artists like Lou Reed, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Doug Sahm. He’s collaborated with Simon Joyner and Bill Direen (The Bilders), His latest full-length, coming out on Chicago’s Trouble in Mind Records on October 5th, is credited to the “David Nance Group” and features Nance alongside his recent hot-shit live band of fellow Omaha musicians; guitarist Jim Schroeder, bassist Tom May, and drummer Kevin Donahue.
Appropriately, the album is called Peaced and Slightly Pulverized, as the sounds therein are alternatingly tender & brusque. Nance has an enviable way of conveying intensity and pathos in his music without necessarily resorting to clicking on a distortion pedal, instead relying on the build-up and tension from the interplay of his bandmates with his cracked, impassioned wail. That said, there’s also plenty of fuzz and distortion too, which should be clear from the first single, the anthemic “Poison,” with its fuzzed-out guitar riff that leans into a Crazy-Horsian guitar maelstrom and white-hot solo. It’s a blisteringly brief journey that is impossible to not be swept up by and wake up dizzy and confused in a nearby dumpster.
Peaced and Slightly Pulverized was mastered by Mikey Young of Total Control and Eddy Current Suppression Ring. A limited purple vinyl version is available for direct order here, and digital orders can be made here.
Praise For David Nance:
“The Omaha guitarist clings to the most well-worn FM-radio tropes—extended jams, grungy riffs, heroic choruses—like someone grabbing their most precious belongings from their burning house. He draws on those comforting sounds of the past to make profoundly uncomfortable music for the now.” – Pitchfork 7.7
“David Nance Group has emerged as one of the more reliably sideways garage rock projects in the underground, cranking out a constant stream of druggy lo-fi guitar jams in many shapes and sizes, always topped off by Nance’s harangued vocals.” – Stereogum “Band to Watch” feature
“…the hard-touring divination of Crazy Horse crashing through covers of Keiji Haino’s smolder strewn catalog.” – Raven Sings The Blues
“It is full of soul and rock and roll prayer of the purest sort, funneling the wailing unsteady groove of Crazy Horse, organic and unreeling from deep inside the band into something that can barely be stopped.” – Vanguard Online