We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Naked Naps’ new album Year of the Chump (listen below), which is scheduled to be officially released through Self Aware Records on December 1st.
Limited to 300 copies in the first pressing, Year of the Chump will also be available on CD and digital formats. You can purchase the album here.
Naked Naps is an upbeat indie rock duo from Raleigh, NC. Their maturation into a local staple hasn’t sacrificed the qualities in their songwriting that retain the urgency of needing to start a band. While clearly interfacing with the current DIY network, they pull decidedly from Ted Leo, The Thermals, and Mission of Burma, they at times hint at highlights from the playbook of American Football, leaving you wondering why emo ever became a bad word. Naked Naps prove you can put your heart on your sleeve without losing your cool, and give lo-fi a higher mission than easy street cred. (Paul Blest)
Naked Naps’ contemporaries – Speedy Ortiz, Cloud Nothings, Waxahatchee – evoke ’90s indie rock by nodding to grunge or pop-punk. But Naked Naps suggest both Cap’n Jazz’s hyperactive arrangements and K Records’ mix of confidence and simplicity. These songs can seem difficult, but they are ultimately beguiling. More than ever, Naked Naps’ music lives up to its name, with urgent pop that balances intimacy, urgency and innocence. (Bryan Reed ~ Indy Week)
December 2, 2017 – Raleigh, NC @ King’s w/ Pullover, Zephyranthes (Record Release Show)
January 11, 2018 – Asheville, NC @ Odditorium
January 12, 2018 – Charlotte, NC @ Petras
January 14, 2018 – Pensacola, FL @ Ground Zero
January 17, 2018 – Austin, TX @ Beerland
January 18, 2018 – Denton, TX @ Space Station
January 20, 2018 – Little Rock, AR @ House Show