Monday, September 21, 2015

NERVOUS + BrooklynVegan

"Noisy hardcore... channeling My War-era Black Flag."
–BrooklynVegan

"Wrathful, angular punk in the mold of early-90s noizemongers Jesus Lizard, the almighty Nirvana, etc." 
–High Times

"Anxiety isn't cool, but appropriately named Oakland hardcore punk trio Nervous totally are."
–Decibel


Oakland trio Nervous has revealed "The Future," the opening track off new EP Duration and Delusion.

Stream "The Future" on BrooklynVegan, here.

As established on its 2013 self-titled debut, and carried forth now on Duration and Delusion, Nervous' sound is aptly anxious – minimal noise-rock, barreling forward and teetering on the edge. Clean guitar tones and primitive drums drive forth as frontman Jake Spek howls away his insecurities.

Spek says Duration and Delusion is a record about time: "It's about our understanding of time and how it controls us. How our understanding of it shapes how we approach everything." There is no doubt he takes this subject to heart as he screams lines like these on "The Future": "I'm standing here / Wind blowing in my hair... / And I'm scared / Thinking about what is to be done / And what's to come... / I guess we'll see what the universe thinks we deserve / In the future."

Duration and Delusion comes out October 23rd, a split release between Twelve Gauge Records (home to recent recordings by Power, Sabertooth Zombie, and Youth Funeral) and Spek's own new label, Turbulent Records.

Duration and Delusion was recorded and mixed by Max Senna (Ash Borer, Wild Moth) and mastered by Alan Douches (Torche, Young Widows).