Monday, March 14, 2016


Phoenix, Arizona band Nonpareil presents new track "Yuan Xing Jianyu," premiered today via Exclaim! Magazine.

A gnarly slab of anxiety-ridden noise-rock, "Yuan Xing Jianyu" appears on the band's self-released debut EP, Allergen, out April 8th.

The song was inspired by frontman Connor Woods' experiences of alienation as an American living in China. "The song details the way it feels to experience a complete nervous breakdown," he says.

Musically, the band plows forward with the bulletproof rhythmic intent of noise-rock greats like The Jesus Lizard and Shellac. On top of this base, emotionally scarred vocals and urgent, notey guitars nod to the Gravity Records school of early screamo.

Listen, here:

Woods is the original vocalist of black metallers Abigail Williams. Other members of Nonpareil did time in The Bled, Death of Marat, and Blues.

Nonpareil, live:
Mar 17 - Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theatre w/ Intronaut, The Ocean
Apr 9 - Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room w/ Sorxe, Father Figures