Nap Eyes Announces Snapshot of a Beginner

Nap Eyes Announces new full-length Snapshot of a Beginner
Nap Eyes 'Snapshot of a Beginner'

Nap Eyes release Snapshot of a Beginner, on March 27th via Jagjaguwar/Royal Mountain/Paradise of Bachelors. Ahead of the album’s release, Nap Eyes have shared a video for “Mark Zuckerberg.” “Transcendence is all around us,” singer Nigel Chapman repeats, a freeing incantation and a gift to us all as the coda slows and expands.

On the video, the band notes: “People are scared of Mark Zuckerberg. You look at him before Congress and think, ‘Is this the bogeyman? Is he a CIA plant? Can he read my mind with some sort of God-mode search feature in all my chat transcripts?’ This video leads us to believe that Mark wants to enjoy and surveil whatever world he inhabits, whether it’s starting a band with ghastly apparitions in the spirit realm or changing size according to his whim while observing natural and urban landscapes with equal awe. He wants you to accept his friend request and let him watch over you. ‘When there was only one set of footprints in the sand…’”

For Snapshot of a Beginner, the band went to The National’s nuevo-legendary upstate NY Long Pond Studio, working with producers Jonathan Low (Big Red Machine, The National) and James Elkington (Steve Gunn, Joan Shelley).

Nap Eyes
Snapshot of a Beginner
Tracklist

1. So Tired
2. Primordial Soup
3. Even Though I Can’t Read Your Mind
4. Mark Zuckerberg
5. Mystery Calling
6. Fool Thinking Ways
7. If You Were In Prison
8. Real Thoughts
9. Dark Link
10. When I Struck Out On My Own
11. Though I Wish I Could

Nap Eyes
Live

Wed. March 4 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House %
Thu. March 5 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount %
Fri. March 6 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair %
Sat. March 7 – New York, NY @ Brooklyn Steel %
Sun. March 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts %
Mon. March 9 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat %
Wed. March 11 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle %
Thu. March 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West %
Fri. March 13 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge %
Sat. March 14 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill %
Sun. March 15 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room %
Mon. March 16 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater %
Tue. March 17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge %
Thu. March 19 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos %
Fri. March 20 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre %
Sun. March 22 – Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar
Wed. March 25 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Fri. March 27 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
Sat. March 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
Sun. March 29 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Mon. March 30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Wed. April 1 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
Thu. April 2 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Sat. April 4 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
Sun. April 5 – Urbana, IL @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Mon. April 6 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
Wed. April 15 – London, UK @ The Moth Club
Thu. April 16 – Liverpool, UK @ Leaf
Fri. April 17 – Glasgow, UK @ The Hug and Pint
Sat. April 18 – Leeds, UK @ Hyde Park Book Club
Sun. April 19 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds
Mon. April 20 – Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin
Wed. April 22 – Paris, FR @ Le Point Ephemere
Thu. April 23 – Brussels, BE @ Volta
Fri. April 24 – Rotterdam, NL @ V11
Sat. April 25 – Utrecht, NL @ Ekko

% = w/ Destroyer