Following the announcement of new album Dance On The Blacktop on August 24th via Relapse Records, Philly’s post-rock shoegazers Nothing have announced a full European tour throughout November and December that include 10 shows in the UK.
Tickets are available today from bandofnothing.com, and you can watch their new “Zero Day” video below. The song about exploitation and paradoxical enlightenment written by frontman Domenic Palermo and produced by celebrated producer John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr, Breeders, Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile).
Recorded at the historical Dreamland Studios in Woodstock, NY, Dance on the Blacktop is the next chapter of Nothing’s story and like its predecessors, pulls from all corners of life in its contents. Stories of self-loathing, self-destruction, and a general disdain for humanity and its, “insignificant” role in Palermo’s vision of the universe are met with his poised amusement and tranquil hysteria being one himself. All of this told through the eyes of a recently diagnosed Palermo suggesting he is dealing with the early stages of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), a neurodegenerative disease found in people with serious head injuries. And as they packed themselves in a coffin-sized NYC apartment for 23 days to demo songs it became abundantly clear that the ripple effect left upon his psyche from dealing with these newfound symptoms would leave its mark on the material.
See Nothing’s now signature apocalyptic, reverberating wall of shimmering sound up close and personal this winter at the following dates.
Nothing European Tour:
03/11/18 : Autumn Falls @ Cirque Mystic – Aalst (B)
04/11/18 : Artheater – Köln (D)
05/11/18 : Autumn Falls @ MOD – Hasselt (B)
06/11/18 : Paradiso – Amsterdam (NL)
07/11/18 : Autumn Falls @ Charlatan – Gent (B)
08/11/18 : Vera – Groningen (NL)
09/11/18 : HeadCrash – Hamburg (D)
10/11/18 : Sorte Firkant Musikfestival – Copenhagen (DK)
12/11/18 : Folken – Stavanger (N)
13/11/18 : 1000 Fryd – Aalborg (DK)
14/11/18 : Plan B – Malmö (S)
15/11/18 : Cassiopeia – Berlin (D)
16/11/18 : Pluton – Moscow (Russia)
18/11/18 : Plavuchiy Dok – Murmansk (Russia)
20/11/18 : Dürer Kert – Budapest (HR)
21/11/18 : Močvara – Zagreb (Croatia)
22/11/18 : Arena – Vienna (A)
24/11/18 : Locomotiv – Bologna (I)
25/11/18 : Largo venue – Roma (I)
26/11/18 : Ohibò – Milano (I)
28/11/18 : Rote Fabrik – Zurich (CH)
29/11/18 : Sonic – Lyon (F)
30/11/18 : Gibus – Paris (F)
01/12/18 : 4 Ecluses – Dunkerque (F)
02/12/18 : Patterns – Brighton (UK)
03/12/18 : Oslo – London (UK)
04/12/18 : The Bullingdon – Oxford (UK)
05/12/18 : The Fleece – Bristol (UK)
06/12/18 : Soup Kitchen – Manchester (UK)
07/12/18 : The Brudenell Social Club – Leeds (UK)
08/12/18 : Stereo – Glasgow (UK)
09/12/18 : The Cluny – Newcastle (UK)
10/12/18 : Hare and Hounds – Birmingham (UK)
11/12/18 : Joiners – Southampton (UK)
Dance On The Blacktop will be released on Relapse Records August 24th. There will be a limited run of a 2xLP, deluxe version. The core album will be on LP1, pressed on tri-colored vinyl with an exclusive second 12″ picture disc featuring 4 bonus tracks. The album includes artwork directed by Mark Mccoy (Youth Attack Records, Charles Bronson), Domenic Palermo and shot by Ryan Lowry. For more info and to reserve a copy, visit here. For all digital retailers visit here.
Top photo by Ryan Lowry
Pick up our cover issue that features Nothing & Culture Abuse, along with a flexi with an exclusive track from each band, by clicking the cover below.