NOLAN POTTER'S NIGHTMARE BAND - Music Is Dead LP (colour vinyl)
Limited edition "Oxblood Neon Violet" colour vinyl.
Pair it with the recently-upped preorder for J.R.C.G, another seriously great outing you're gonna be looking for once you hear us playing it instore. Remember when stores were open? Live music? A meal in a restaurant?
Nolan Potter is putting home recording freaks to shame. They had a year of global pandemic to lay out their "grand" ideas and the sum total of most artists “quar-riffs” wouldn’t push the constraints of a normal band practice (gosh, remember those?).
Nolan Potter, in the meantime, has quietly painted us a beatific masterpiece that veers from the whimsical to the wigged out, deftly weaving an untamed tapestry of sound all the while archly commenting on the present musician’s predicament - and he did it alone. No drum machine clattering in the background amidst tape hiss and 4 track grime here - this is a fully realized, insanely well played, full on rock record that might even one-up his first LP for us, last years excellent Nightmare Forever.
The guys’ got more chops than a beauticians’ college across a wide array of instruments - no small feat, and easily overlooked when you leave the lyric sheet and credits on the dining room table. That the songs travel far, wide, up, down, backwards, and gamely spill out over the 5 minute mark with exceptionally loose interludes and diversions is just another marvel in this carnival of aural delights.