All has been quiet on here recently. This band sucks at blogging apparently. But there has been much plotting, preparing, writing and tracking going on in our realm. We are deep into our second album that is again being tracked by Matthew Barnhart at the Echo Lab, and a Fall 2011 vinyl and digital release is on the calendar over at Latest Flame Records.
But right now it’s March 2011, and some things are happening.
We are playing the 35 Conferette this Thursday, March 10 as part of the Gutterth showcase. We go on at 12:30 AM at the Hydrant.
Next up, we are supporting Destroyer at the Loft on Saturday, March 26. Set time for that show is 8:30 PM. I have been following Destroyer for quite a few years. The elegantly sterile hi-fi of their new album has been sitting quite nicely with me over the past month. Frankly I think it’s fantastic. Ian, on the other hand, is somewhat skeptical of its Avalon-esque quality. Either way, all of us are honored to be on that bill.
At the Destroyer show, we will be unveiling our new Nervous Curtains 7 day candles. These merch items will serve all your protection and domination needs and will also come with a download for our brand new double-sided single.
“Wired to Make Waves b/w Something Sinister” will be released digitally on March 29. You will be able to purchase the single from your favorite digital retailer or directly from us at our Bandcamp site.
Here is a press release the new single:
“Wired to Make Waves/ Something Sinister”
Latest Flame Records
Release date: 3/29/2011
The piano that greatly defined Nervous Curtains 2010 debut LP Out of Sync With Time is absent on their new double-sided single. However, the ominous and dramatic post punk thump they established with the previous platter has been amplified and accelerated with the lead off single “Wired to Make Waves.” Viciously driven organs and pulsating synthesizers propel the rhythm forward under Sean Kirpatrick’s frenetic vocal. Paranoia never sounded so infectious.
Side B’s “Something Sinister” is the appropriate comedown to “Wired’s” manic build-up. The song is a beautiful and well…sinister ode to a threatening presence that lurks just outside the frame, as the band suggests early New Order executing the minimalist crescendo of Bedhead.