Following on from their recent blast “Say Less”, Philadelphia’s NOTHING have delivered another taste of their forthcoming album The Great Dismal in the form of new track and video “Bernie Sanders”.
This time around the band aren’t going for the jugular, showing more of their melodic side – but still piling on the layers to create a tumult of fuzzing sound that builds to a wordless chorus. As for the title, “Bernie Sanders”, well you don’t have to worry too much about this being an overtly political track, as Domenic Palermo’s calls are swallowed in the torrent of sound all around – like all great shoegaze – reduced to another melodic element, like a single voice lost in the overwhelming panoply of activity of the modern world; blissful-yet-isolating anonymity.
The video for “Bernie Sanders”, directed by Jordan Hemingway, is more cut-throat, featuring an almost ritualistic practice by star Peter Lidell that some viewers might find disturbing.
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.