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I’ve featured Nashville’s THE NEARLY DEADS here on THE ROCK FATHER before (my friend Rob manages the band), and on June 24, the band will release their new album, INVISIBLE TONIGHT (pre-order: Amazon | iTunes). The band has been growing an audience – snagging $13,000 in support for the album and tour via Kickstarter, and their recent WAYNE’S WORLD-inspired video is nearing 16K plays on YouTube in just two weeks. As of tonight, the new album is streaming in it’s entirety over at IDOBI radio. Learn more about the band, watch and listen below – then sound off in the comments. Dig ’em? Don’t dig ’em? I want to know!
THE NEARLY DEADS – Official Biography:
Originally formed in Tampa, Florida, before relocating to the music mecca of Nashville three years ago, The Nearly Deads emit polished grit. Led by the gripping vocal embrace of Ms Theresa Jeane, her classical training is evident in the power and range of her voice, while her pop and punk influences shine through in her lyrics and captivating melodies. Matching her emotional countenance with a potent combination of agility and sensibility, guitarists Steven Tobi and Javier Garza Jr, along with bassist Kevin Koelsch, layer her fertility with a sturdy cloak of conductivity.
Imagine Kelly Clarkson flicking the wick of My Chemical Romance. Imagine Shirley Manson holding Foo Fighters ransom. Imagine dragons, smashing pumpkins.
Let your imagination soak in the burgeoning realization of new found glory.
On Survival Guide, the band’s most-recent six-song Ep, producer Jon King (Augustana, 3 Pill Morning, Darling Parade) helped guide the band to fully unleash their immersive cohesion. Ingesting the elegant dynamics of “Fact and Friction, ” the fragile invincibility of “Changeover,” the raw rancor of “Reasons,” and the intoxicating empowerment of “Brave,” one quickly realizes that The Nearly Deads are modern masters of the ascension of tension, coloring their palette with elastic splashes. With a deft adeptness of effervescence, their songs elicit bristle with an infectious sizzle.
Evidence of this lightning-in-a-bottle phenomena coalesce in the band’s watershed anthem, “Never Look Back”. Armed with a Zombie-infused music video, that skyrocketed past 6 million views, NLB finds TND scratching the surface of a sound, and a movement, that is dotting the eyes on the horizon.
It’s this majesty of chemistry that fuels their consummate combustion of exposition. Touring the U.S. extensively for years, the band has shared bills with the likes of Halestorm, All-American Rejects, Tonight Alive, Warner Drive, Man Overboard, Sick of Sarah, Cherri Bomb, Captain Capa and Darling Parade and have cratered stages at Summerfest, Vans Warped Tour and Journey’s Backyard BBQ.
From record to stage to the written page, The Nearly Deads continue to amass wide-spread critical acclaim throughout the industry. Crowned victors in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and a Converse Battle of the Bands competition, the band has received significant airplay on MTVu, FUSE, BlankTV, Vevo and YouTube, achieved glowing features in Alt Press, ARTISTdirect, Outburn and Substream Magazine and rose to #14 on the Billboard Next Big Sound Chart.
It all foretells an apocalypse of pomp and circumstance.
History beware, a zombie nation is erecting the foundation of elucidation to composite global manifestation.