Nothing announce new LP ‘Dance On The Blacktop’

Nothing announce 'Dance On The Blacktop' album
Nothing by Ben Rayner

For their forthcoming release Dance On The Blacktop NOTHING sought out celebrated producer John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr, Breeders, Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile) to help accentuate the band’s love for all sounds 90s, from rock to shoegaze to pop realms and on both sides of the pond. The next month was spent tracking at the historical Dreamland Studios in Woodstock, NY with newly appointed bassist Aaron Heard. As days moved by, Palermo spewed songs of heightened confusion, anxiety, paranoia, depression, and chronic battles with physical pain- a result of his unstable past and more recent illness. These themes, spoken in a lush angelic language are juxtaposed against the band’s now signature apocalyptic, reverberating wall of shimmering sound, all captured beautifully by Agnello and the open room. Dance On The Blacktop, comes out August 24th via Relapse records. Today, the band has shared the album opening single “Day Zero.”

Palermo first discovered Dance On The Blacktop’s title, taken from ancient prison slang meaning a fight or hit during outside recreation, in the works of urban fiction writers Donald Goines and Iceberg Slim. Known for their popularity throughout the prison system, Palermo became acquainted while he was incarcerated, later finding it to be a symbolic interpretation of the album’s philosophy. “I’ve learned to bask in the absurdity of it all- in the chaos,” preaches Palermo. “There’s beauty in the confusion if you can learn to hold its hand.”

The story of NOTHING began in 2010 with a simple demo tape in a Philadelphia apartment. The project, which started as a therapeutic outlet solely for Palermo, snowballed into a chance meeting with guitarist/singer Brandon Setta and the eventual addition of Kyle Kimball on drums. Sharing a musical bond, the trio weaved melancholic tales of imprisonment, broken bonds and lost youth as the centerpiece for their 2014 debut, Guilty Of Everything. The world post Guilty served as the focus for the entirety of 2016’s Tired Of Tomorrow.

NOTHING
Dance On The Blacktop
Relapse Records

1 – Zero Day
2 – Blue Line Baby
3 – You Wind Me Up
4 – Plastic Migraine
5 – Us/We/Are
6 – Hail On Palace Pier
7 – I Hate The Flowers
8 – The Carpenters Son
9 – (HOPE) Is Just Another Word With A Hole In It

Nothing
Tour Dates:

9/07: Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel $
9/08: Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop $
9/09: Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups $
9/11: Detroit, MI – The Shelter $
9/12: Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall $
9/13: Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry #
9/14: Lawrence, KS – Record Bar #
9/15: Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater #
9/18: San Jose, CA – The Ritz #
9/19: San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall #
9/20: Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater #
9/22: San Diego, CA – Soda Bar #
9/23: Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge #
9/25: Dallas, TX – Club Dada ^
9/26: Austin, TX – Mohawk ^
9/27: Houston, TX – Secret Group ^
9/29: Atlanta, GA – Masquerade ^
9/30: Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall ^
10/05: Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw ^
10/06: Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer ^
10/07: Boston, MA – The Sinclair ^

$ w/ Culture Abuse, Smut
# w/ Culture Abuse, Big Bite, Smut
^ w/ The Swirlies, Big Bite, Smut