Live Concert Photography: NØMADS at Piano’s 5/23/17
If you’ve been frequenting this site over the course of the past year or so, you’ve likely been made familiar with the Brooklyn-based post-punk and JOVM mainstays NØMADS. Comprised of Nathan Lithow (vocals, bass), who has been a touring and recording bassist for My Brightest Diamond, Inlets, and Gabriel and the Hounds; and Garth Macaleavey (drums), a former Inlets touring percussionist and head sound engineer at National Sawdust, the duo have received an increasing amount of attention across the blogosphere for a sound that draws from Nirvana, Fugazi and Girls Against Boys while also nodding at Zack de la Rocha’s post-Rage Against the Machine project, One Day As A Lion and Japandroids.
After a year hiatus from touring to support their 2014 full-length debut and from writing, the Brooklyn-based post-punk duo spent last year writing and recording the material that would eventually comprise their sophomore album, PHOBIAC, a concept album in which each song focuses on a different phobia, approached in an abstract, almost clinical fashion, while capturing the innermost thoughts, anxieties and fears of someone in the grips of their own deepest fear; but at the core, is a cautionary message for our heightened and uncertain times — that whenever we succumb to the irrationality of our fears, chaos and self-destruction will be the end result.Adding to the conceptual nature of the album, each song off the album will be released every month over the course of 2017 with the full-length album being slated for a 2018 release.
The Brooklyn-based duo are finishing up their ongoing Tuesday night residency Piano’s at the end of the month and will be embarking on a number of dates throughout June. Interestingly enough, I caught NØMADS at the third night of their May residency and you can check out the photos right below the tour date listing.