Bay area noise-punk foursome The NOPES premier new video, prepare to release raging 19-track, 34-minute opus STAPLER.
Post-trash currently premiering hilarious no-budget sci-fi-themed video for first single, “Immersion” in advance of July 27th album release and forthcoming tour this fall.
After spending the last year touring in support of their raucous body of work – one LP (Never Heard of It) and two EPs (Nectar of the Dogs, Fun Limbo) – frenetic fringe-punksters The Nopes are ready to unleash Stapler, a 19-track, 34-minute clinic on social alienation, catharsis, and the clusterfuckness of young life in San Francisco.
The album’s first single, “Immersion,” and its nutty video ode to mid-20th century no-budget sci-fi flicks, is premiering now via Post-trash at this location.
Formed as an outlet for relief from the stresses of everyday life and heavily influenced by the SST punk that resonated up and down the California coast, The Nopes waved a white flag to the area’s indie scene and branched out in a nastier direction. They banged out a name for themselves with highly energetic, profusely sweaty shows while touring away from the Bay Area as much as possible. Over the years, the group perfected a sound that’s at once cacophonous and instantaneous.
Pitchfork included The Nopes’ Never Heard of It on their Best Underground Punk Records of 2016 list, calling it an “impressive debut” and “an uneasy record that packs fury, frustration, and constant motion.”
Sure to satiate fans of sharp-edged, unapologetic punk chaos, and following in the sneering tradition of Circle Jerks, Descendents, and Dead Kennedys, Stapler is a solid half-hour of furious, jagged, spazzed-out blasts that shred speaker cones and smack you in the face with biting societal awareness, often in under two minutes.
These compact odes to apathy, cults, self-doubt, throwing rocks at luxury cars, obscure West Virginian Cryptids, and election time robo-calls are perfect listening for the downfall of humanity and the devolution of the Doritos taco.
More than other garage-adjacent punk records, the players are distinct enough to animate a dozen tracks: the rhythm section swerves and strikes like boxers, in unison, until violently entangled. – Bandcamp / Terminal Consumption
Fueled by wanton sugar intake, Bowie, corner store liquor and well-worn copies of Negative FX and Bad Brains vinyl, The Nopes produce blasts of raw punk energy that explode out of a vacuum into guitar-buzz, amp fuzz and juvenile delinquency, hearts burning with the fun and fury of being young, gifted and ultimately unaccountable. – NewNoiseMagazine.com
The Bay Area’’s well of great scuzzy garage rock never seems to run dry. Add to the list of Thee Oh Sees, Mikal Cronin, Ty Segall, et al, young Oaklanders The Nopes and their Warheads candy formula: lo-fi sourness on the outside, pure melodic sugar underneath. – Consequence of Sound
Stapler releases digitally on Magnetic Eye Records on July 27th.
The band will self-release the album on vinyl LP in cooperation with their pals atDiscontinuous Innovation at the same time, and head out on tour in the Southwestern and Southern United States this October:
- Fri 10/5: SLO, CA
- Sat 10/6: SAN DIEGO, CA
- Sun 10/7: TUCSON, AZ
- Mon 10/8: LAS CRUCES, NM
- Tue 10/9: MARFA, TX
- Wed 10/10: DALLAS, TX
- Thu 10/11: NASHVILLE, TN
- Fri 10/12: CHATTANOOGA, TN
- Sat 10/13: ATLANTA, GA
- Sun 10/14: HATTIESBURG, MS
- Mon 10/15: NEW ORLEANS, LA
- Tue 10/16: HOUSTON, TX
- Wed 10/17: AUSTIN, TX
- Thu 10/18: El Paso, NM
- Fri 10/19: PHOENIX, AZ
- Sat 10/20: LOS ANGELES, CA
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