Nothing share new song 'The Carpenters Son' from 'Dance On The Blacktop'

August 10, 2018

Philly shoegazers Nothing have released their most solemn and personal track today from new album, 'Dance On The Blacktop.' 'The Carpenters Son' is a dream-like, 7-minute lullaby written by frontman Domenic Palermo that rolls at tranquilizer speed, telling the story of a very personal family tragedy.

"My dad was a carpenter for his whole life - he built things and he built me," explains Palermo. "He struggled with addiction and anger and for a long time, and his idea of a fix was to use religion in a very similar, violent way. He left me peppered with too much reality for a young boy and subsequently also left me with an early disdain for Christianity. I often wondered how could I ever forgive a man whose sole purpose was to break everyone down around him."

 

"I lost him two or three years ago now. He was riding his bicycle in a storm and must have fell off, hit his head, went unconscious and slid into a ditch on the side of the road, face down, where he drowned just 200 feet from his house. I've lost many people at this point in my life and this only felt like another - nothing more. I think the song really just speaks of the expectations of existence and how there aren't really many."

 

'Dance On The Blacktop' tracklist:

 

1. Zero Day
2. Blue Line Baby
3. You Wind Me Up
4. Plastic Migraine
5. Us/We/Are
6. Hail On Palace Pier
7. I Hate The Flowers
8. The Carpenters Son
9. (HOPE) Is Just Another Word With A Hole In It

 

 

'The Carpenters Son' is the most calm and composed song on the new album that sees Nothing rise to new heights following the release of their 2016 album 'Tired of Tomorrow.' Stories of self-loathing, self-destruction, and a general disdain for humanity and its, "insignificant" role in Domenic Palermo's vision of the universe are met with codeine heavy guitars, expressive feedback and heart pounding rhythms creating the next wave of progressive post rock and shoegaze. Produced by John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr, Breeders, Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile) to help accentuate the band's love for all sounds 90s, 'Dance On The Blacktop' is from start to finish, a masterpiece formed from an apocalyptic, reverberating wall of shimmering sound.

'Dance On The Blacktop' will be released August 24th via Relapse Records. They tour the U.S. this summer with Culture Abuse just before heading overseas for a full run of the Europe. Check below for a complete list of dates.

 

November 03rd - Autumn Falls @ Cirque Mystic – Aalst, Belgium
November 04th - Artheater – Köln, Germany
November 05th - Autumn Falls @ MOD – Hasselt, Belgium
November 06th - Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
November 07th - Autumn Falls @ Charlatan – Gent, Belgium
November 08th - Vera – Groningen, Netherlands
November 09th - HeadCrash – Hamburg, Germany
November 10th - Sorte Firkant Musikfestival – Copenhagen, Denmark
November 12th - Folken – Stavanger, Norway
November 13th - 1000 Fryd - Aalborg, Denmark
November 14th - Plan B – Malmö, Sweden
November 15th - Cassiopeia – Berlin, Germany
November 16th - Pluton – Moscow, Russia
November 18th - Plavuchiy Dok - Murmansk, Russia
November 20th - Dürer Kert – Budapest, Hungary
November 21st - Močvara – Zagreb, Croatia
November 22nd - Arena – Vienna, Austria
November 24th - Locomotiv – Bologna, Italy
November 25th - Largo Venue – Roma, Italy
November 26th - Ohibò – Milano, Italy
November 28th - Rote Fabrik – Zurich, Switzerland
November 29th - Sonic - Lyon, France
November 30th - Gibus - Paris, France
December 01st - 4 Ecluses – Dunkerque, France
December 02nd - Patterns – Brighton, United Kingdom
December 03rd - Oslo – London, United Kingdom
December 04th - The Bullingdon, United Kingdom
December 05th - The Fleece – Bristol, United Kingdom
December 06th - Soup Kitchen – Manchester, United Kingdom
December 07th - The Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, United Kingdom
December 08th - Stereo – Glasgow, United Kingdom
December 09th - The Cluny – Newcastle, United Kingdom
December 10th - Hare and Hounds – Birmingham, United Kingdom
December 11th - Joiners – Southampton, United Kingdom

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