Writing by Stephanie Augello
Photos/Video by Nervous Curtains
Dallas, TX band Nervous Curtains will be playing a string of shows in the NYC area this weekend. Here's some more information about them, their latest album release and spring tour.
Texas post-punk/synth trio Nervous Curtains offers listeners "black humor in dramatic presentation" and "hypnotic waves of power, torn and jagged as rock music tends to be." The band formed in 2009, and released their first album "Out of Sync with Time" in 2010. Members Sean Kirkpatrick (vocals/keyboard instruments), Ian Hamilton (keyboard instruments) and Robert Anderson (percussion instruments) debuted their latest album "Fake Infinity" in February 2012. Released on Latest Flame Records, the album is described in both straight-forward and musing fashions, consistent with the feelings of our listless, lost, sometimes hapless, ironically hopeful era. The bright-eyed aspects of this perspective seem to be focused more on surviving, rather than thriving. It all makes me think of the early days of the Renaissance and post-apocalyptic films like "Children of Men." More simplistically, it's just the reality of living in this here 21st Century. Fiddling while Rome is burning, I guess. Anyway, here's that description:
A landscape of discarded metal baked on broken concrete foundations of abandoned buildings...carefree summers have given way to oppressive heat waves. Naive optimism and idealism have been shattered. There's a new beauty in the rubble. The world is at its end, and it's whatever you make it to be. "Kill your dreams before they kill you." Be grateful for the advice. This is certainly no beach party.
This weekend, Nervous Curtains will be playing three shows at popular venues in the NYC area. Below is a more thorough breakdown of that schedule.
Friday, April 6th at Pianos (Manhattan)
Saturday, April 7th at The Living Room (Manhattan)
Sunday, April 8th at The Grand Victory (Brooklyn)
Baeble Music recently posted their video for track "Coming Out Viral." The site also offered a description of the video's narrative structure - "...a schizophrenic priest discovers a book, which sheds an uncomfortable light on the extreme polarities between public and private life."
Their tour does not stop in NYC. After playing in NYC, Nervous Curtains will be heading to other large cities such as Washington D.C. and Chicago. A complete list of their spring tour stops can be found on their blog.