Alex Napping have shared the video for their visceral new single “Fault”. Frontwoman Alex Cohen says “Fault” is “loosely about shouldering feelings of guilt and self-blame and the video expands on that theme by examining my personal struggle with an eating disorder,” and that the video is meant to create “a micro-world where my disorder and associated neurosis exist as removed from reality.”
Austin-based quartet Alex Napping draws from the deeply personal and the sonically groovy to create storytelling with a beat. Founded in 2013, the group includes lead singer and guitarist Alex Cohen, guitarist Adrian Sebastian Haynes, bassist Tomas Garcia-olano, and drummer Andrew Stevens.
Mise En Place, the band’s forthcoming sophomore full-length, weaves together the uncertainty of adulthood with a personal desire to establish existential structure. It also marks the band’s first release with San Francisco-based Father/Daughter Records. Revolving around a formative relationship, this album tells the story of Cohen’s conflicting roles as both person and partner while highlighting a sophisticated, dimensional sound from the band at large. In Mise En Place, arrangements take center stage, overwhelming the guitar-centric sound that had dominated their early releases. This new band dynamic comes together articulately in the album’s lead single, “Living Room.” Moody and honest, with tracks that express both joy and isolation, Mise En Place explores the struggle to evade traditionalism, define personal success, and balance the expectations of love.
5/05: Cheer Up Charlie’s (Record Release Show) – Austin, TX
5/11: PhilaMOCA – Philadelphia, PA
5/12: AS220 – Providence, RI
5/13: Sunnyvale (Record Release Show) – Brooklyn, NY
5/14: Bloomfield Village Pizza – Bloomfield, CT
5/16: Songbyrd Music House – Washington, DC
5/17: Spacebar – Columbus, OH
5/19: Seward Cafe – Minneapolis, MN