Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Instore this week

Free instore this Thursday, March 1 at Good Records.
Diamond Age at 8.
We're on at 9.

Free instore this week at Good Records.
Diamond Age at 8.
We're on at 9.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Indie buzz backstory generator

Just in time for SXSW, we have a new bio courtesy of the Low Times Podcast indie band backstory generator:

In order to free themselves from the confines of modern life, Nervous Curtains spent a year in mental facility. The handsomely foppish man in the band plays backing vocals and “atmosphere,” while the waifish female singer in the group prefers to dress herself in a cloak. The most recent album is a reaction to the trauma related to the death of a beloved pet. At one point, Nervous Curtains fell victim to a mystery illness. The band is primarily influenced by the raw and aggressive energy of cinema.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Catching up on other press

Rock Freaks gave Fake Infinity a 7/10 rating. While it is somewhat puzzling that they are convinced we are using a bass guitar and that they find us to be much more of an atonal noise band than we see ourselves, they had some nice words.

"Fake Infinity is yet another fine produce from a band that is constantly underrated by the press and the music fans alike."

Hmmm...Fine produce? As our friend Conan said, strange fruit indeed.

Read the Rock Freaks review here.

Additionally, the Dallas Observer ran a feature and interview in their print edition. The topics range from the themes of shattered Utopian idealism in the album, opinions on summer beach party bands, parasites, Cronenberg, Ghaddafi, feral cats, success and failure.

Read that feature at the Dallas Observer's website.

Violitionist Session

Our Violitionist Session has been posted. We played three songs in a somewhat stripped-down set-up and did an interview in a bedroom in Denton, TX.

Watch the videos and read the interview here.

The Dallas Observer's DC9 enjoyed our interpretation of the somewhat obscure Kinks outtake "There's a New World Just Opening for me."
Read their write-up of it here.

Monday, February 13, 2012

FAKE INFINITY now streaming

Listen to the entire album today.

Pre-orders are up as well.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

One True Dead Angel review

A review of Fake Infinity is up at The One True Dead Angel.

Scroll down alphabetically. Personally I'm most excited about seeing our record in a list with Earth and the mind-blowing new Devil's Blood album.

Choice quote: " Their sound is enhanced by the smart decision not to get carried away with the limitless possibilities inherent to lugging around piles of synth gear; rather than piling on layers of synthetic sound and descending into a parody of Yes or something similar, they aim more for the Buzzcocks / Kraftwerk model of using as little as possible but using it well."

The French say we're always shifted

Here is a write-up of our two recent videos on the French website Fluctuat.net.

I've posted the Google translator English translation below. If you have not watched the videos yet, they are available in previous posts.

We read about Nervous Curtains in summer 2010 (and we are the only ones in France it seems) on the occasion of the release of his first really successful album, Out of Sync With Time (see our post: Nervous Curtains: Texans on the verge of a nervous breakdown ). Good news, we Texans taxions (oh the beautiful alliteration!) Already anachronistic at the time, back on February 21 with a new album titled Fake Infinity.

For the record, recall that Curtains Nervous comes from Dallas. A city not necessarily known for its transgressive scene, which includes a host of groups, however strange and fascinating. It is precisely because the training conducted by Sean Kirkpatrick, charismatic singer and trained pianist, happily mixing post-punk (synths, aggression back, tension) and timeless class (the cabaret, a taste for the kitsch, the red velvet) as well as themes already present in the first clip of the band (the hilarious " All Yesterday's Parties " ) as Nervous Curtains is a fascinating artifact made ​​in United States, unlikely cross between convulsions Appliances by Fad Gadget and the dark rock of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds . Pending the arrival of the album, said, Texans and we offer two excellent teaser clips. The latest strange and deranged, illustrates the hypnotic "Wired To Make Waves" , post-wave tube power, with its repetitive synths worn and torn by a voice which collaborated director Justin Wilson already present on the set of " All Yesterday's Parties " . Video real gem, "Wired To Make Waves" benefits from the presence of the actor of theater embodying Justin Locklear former assistant to a magician haunted by his childhood (and in this case by a giant white rabbit, reminding one slightly , and nuclear disaster, of Donnie Darko by Richard Kelly ).

The first clip, "Moody Pictures" , in January and presented entirely by the group, has another vision of the universe of "Curtains", the illustration of an evening or a "party" according to Kirkpatrick, shared between alcoholic and clumsy uncontrollable agitation. Always shifted, and totally unclassifiable. These guys definitely do not like everyone else.

DJ Jack Rabid plays "Moody Photos"

Listen as DJ Jack Rabid of The Big Takeover plays our track "Moody Photos" on his radio show right before Guided by Voices.