Okay, that may not be totally true, but it wouldn't be completely out of character either.
THE NOPES are a loud, noisy, ugly East bay outfit who grind out frenzied spazz-punk ditties about shitty day jobs, scraping by in the city, bánh mì sandwiches and death.
These herky-jerky, fuzz-addled schizos dropped their first digital EP (Nectar of the Dogs) in 2015. Despite immediate acclaim, they thought they could do better.
Debut full-length Never Heard of It (Street Date Oct. 14, 2016) is the result, and sees The Nopes continue their raw, unhinged drive forward.
Here's some of the quality stuff that was said about them last time around:
“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
“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.”
The Nopes appear as themselves in the upcoming indie film Disaffected Youth (news on that as we receive it), and will support Never Heard of It with a month of high-energy gigs across the USA throughout October:
10/05 (Wed): Redding, CA @ Caldwell
10/06 (Thur): Eugene, OR @ The Ant House
10/07 (Fri): Portland, OR @ The Know
10/08 (Sat): Seattle, WA *2 shows - early @ Lucky Liquor Tavern and late @ Victory Lounge
10/09 (Sun) Olympia, WA @ Lucky Lanes
10/10 (Mon) Eugene, CA @ The Boreal
10/12 (Wed) Boise, ID @ Baby Sale
10/13 (Thur) Logan, Utah @ Why Sound
10/14 (Fri) Grand Junction, CO @ Baron’s Bar
10/15 (Sat) Denver, CO @ Rhinoceropolis
10/16 (Sun) Tulsa, OK @ a bar with White Mystery
10/18 (Tues) Austin, TX @ Beerland
10/19 (Wed) San Antonio, TX @ tba
10/20 (Thur) El Paso, TX @ tba
10/21 (Fri) Phoenix, AZ @ Time Out Lounge
10/22 (Sat) San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar
10/23 (Sun) Fullerton, CA @ Continental Room
10/24 (Mon) San Luis Obispo, CA @ Dustin’s Pace
10/30 (Sun) San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill