Los Angeles band NO WIN has released a new video for “Endless scan,” the single is off their current release downey, available via Dangerbird Records (Sebadoh, Swervedriver). The video is described as an unvarnished and sentimental ode to the abiding joys of making music one’s life pursuit.
Featuring footage gleaned from adventures on tour and shot in Super-8, the atmosphere recalls early 90’s MTV, crackling with a visual fuzz that perfectly complements the scorching guitar lines. The video is a dynamic, comical, and concise document of tour that ought to make any of us want to hop in the van for the next run. BUT ONLY WHEN IT’S SAFE AGAIN.
Since last March’s release of their debut album, downey, NO WIN have released three singles, “After Your Legs ( Alternate Version),” “Same,” and “Blood On Your Tooth.” With no signs of slowing up, there’s good reason to suspect a sophomore full-length is cooking from Danny Nogueiras and co.
downey was Nogueiras’ first production at his Balboa Recording Studio in LA – which he built himself – and was recorded with bassist David Jerkovich (Kind Of Like Spitting, Novi Split), drummer Jeff Enzor (ex-Joyce Manor) and lead guitarist Juan Liñan and mixed by acclaimed producer/engineer John Goodmanson (Blonde Redhead, The Posies, Sleater-Kinney). The album bursts and blooms with a vibrancy that’s a far cry from what NO WIN sounded like when Nogueiras started it as a solo project some four years ago.
Using the album as a way to explore his new studio space, Nogueiras – who has also produced records by Together Pangea, No Parents, and Mean Jeans and toured in Waterloo Teeth alongside members of SWMRS – took his time to make sure that everything on downey was exactly as he wanted and had envisioned it to be. “I got to really indulge in making a record,” says Noguieras, and it shows in the shimmering, sumptuous production of the record itself.
“After making records with so many bands, NO WIN was my very stubborn approach to wanting so badly to make my own music again and get back out on the road,” Noguieras says. “When I started it, I was like ‘I know how I want to do this, I know that I don’t want to make my first record until it can be done what I consider the right way. It’s me being stubborn and hardworking and just waiting for this opportunity.”