With Jennifer Hudson impersonating Aretha Franklin recently in the movie Respect, the Motown era is back on the map. Philadelphia-based indie band NOTHING is also on the bill to pay homage to this wonderful era of grooving music. The group reprises beautifully the classic track ‘La La Means I Love You’ on the upcoming album The Great Dismal B-Sides.
Modern Pieces Of Shoegaze!
Tours always make special nighttime memories. NOTHING’s ‘La La Means I Love You’ cover and the new track ‘Amber Gambler’ will hopefully appear on the setlist of their US tour that kicks in October. Get your tickets here! What can we expect on stage? Celebrate 10 years of the American indie band with The Great Dismal B-Sides, which arrives in the record stores soon. ‘Amber Gambler’ is a stellar crescendo where the drums occupy all the space around.
The ethereal soundscapes drive us crazy. We love the guitar’s riffs that shine brightly, like what we hear on the latest Wolf Alice record. The modern piece of shoegaze is somewhere in between The Jesus And Mary Chain and the anthemic indie rock of The Joy Formidable. How can we resist the fascinating instrumental layers? It’s impossible! The same goes for the incredible vocals from Domenic Palermo which guide us in some spiritual voyage through our senses.
Back To The 70s
NOTHING’s ‘La La Means I Love You’ sounds like an original song but did you know it was penned in 1968? Indeed, the band borrowed the track from their hometown heroes The Delfonics. In the video, they pay tribute to the glitter and classy attitude of these wonderful retro-soul productions. A little bit like Miles Kane, NOTHING brings music to a cinematic level. The psychedelic special effects drowned into a kaleidoscope of pastel colors and sweet delights. The grooves are so catchy and it set up a real excitement for the new record coming up. Presave The Great Dismal B-Sides out October 8th here or get your physical copy on Relapse Records website.
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