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NOTHING announce new album with the wind-tunnel shoegaze smash “Say Less”

Philadelphia band Nothing have announced plans for the release of their fourth album: it’s called The Great Dismal and will be coming out on Octboer 30 through Relapse Records. Front person Dominic Palermo says:

“The Great Dismal refers to a swamp, a brilliant natural trap where survival is custom fit to its inhabitants. The nature of its beautiful, but taxing environment and harsh conditions can’t ever really be shaken or forgotten too easily.”

The above quote is a beautiful description of an environment, and on lead single “Say Less” they have raised their game to make an aural embodiment of The Great Dismal. The structure of guitars sucks downwards into a pool of feedback and melody – as frightening as it is breathtaking. Nothing keep “Say Less” moving forwards, even while the sonics keep wanting to pull you backwards, creating a thrilling combination with plenty of minor explosions. Palermo’s vocals skim across the top of this sonic maelstrom, carrying a melody of forlorn hope in this world of paradoxes.

You can listen to “Say Less” on streaming platforms or watch the video by Jordan Hemingway below.

Nothing’s new album The Great Dismal is out on October 30 via Relapse Records. You can find the band on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.