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NOTHING return with their highly anticipated new full-length, The Great Dismal. Recorded throughout quarantine with producer Will Yip at Pennsylvania’s Studio Four, The Great Dismal explores existentialist themes of isolation, extinction, and human behavior in the face of 2020’s vast wasteland.

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 sound.

 

The Great Dismal album artPre-OrderOctober 30th, 2020

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Jason Gordon

Nothing return with The Great Dismal

September 18th, 2020

Philadelphia shoegazers Nothing are back better than ever with their latest single "Say Less" taken from their forthcoming LP "The Great Dismal" due out this October on the fantastic Relapse Records. This song is less heavy shoegaze / post-hardcore and more mid/late 90s melodic shoegaze / dream pop meets indie/alt rock, with slick grooves and break beats, pummeling guitar sounds, a soaring melody and their trademark meloncholic vocal delivery. There are hints of industrial in here as well. Whatever it is, it's working for me! I can't wait to hear the rest of this record, and of course, the production from the mighty Will Yip certainly isn't hurting anything here. Be on the look out for this release next month.