Photo Credit: Jacob Blickenstaff
Hailing from musical hub and weirdo haven, Brooklyn, New York, 4-piece rock outfit Nevāda Nevada is excited to announce their signing with Rocks In Your Head Records, founded by the prolific Sonny Smith of Sonny and the Sunsets, to release their debut LP Past Life (release date TBA). This is a follow-up to their Wild and Glowing EP out now.
Nevāda Nevada songs are penned by frontman Kathryn Musilek (piano, vocals, guitar) and shaped and arranged by the band into lush, loud, melodic piano-and-guitar landscapes nested within an awful lot of noise.
Musilek’s lyrics are figurative and feminist, full of abrupt shapes and bright-siding about “the difference a day made a decade ago,” or the more weighted and upsetting fact that “we can leave”, but it’s not going to change much. The songs on Past Life are about time and activism, love and rage, and being stuck while still building something.
The signing is a natural fit; NN bandmember/producer Andrew Gerhan recorded and/or mixed a number of Sonny and the Sunsets’ classic albums including Tomorrow is Alright which was called perhaps "the most iconic SF album" by the SF Examiner, and contains the single Too Young to Burn which put Sonny on the map.
Nevāda Nevada is: Kathryn Musilek (Burn Disco Burn, Deathships), Andrew Gerhan (Our Lady of the Highway, Adam Arcuragi, The Animals), David Olson (The Poison Control Center, The Wheelers) and Alicia Berbenick. Isiah Gage plays cello and Anya Combs plays saxophone. Release dates and details are shaping up and will be announced soon.
*Dominic East is The War On Drugs’ guitar tech, stage manager, and co-art director