Nothing announce new album, Dance on the Blacktop, share “Zero Day”: Stream

Plus, the shoegaze outfit lines up a US fall tour

Nothing announce Dance on the Blacktop
Nothing, photo by Ben Rayner

    On August 24th, Nothing will return with a new studio album titled, Dance on the Blacktop. Due out through Relapse Records, it follows 2016’s Tired of Tomorrow and serves as the band’s third LP overall.

    For the nine-track effort, the noise-rock outfit enlisted the talents of producer John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth). Tracking took place at Dreamland Studios in Woodstock, New York, following 23 days spent demoing in a “coffin-sized NYC apartment”.

    Much of Dance on the Blacktop draws on the life of founding member Domenic Palermo. In particular, Palermo was influenced by his time spent behind bars and the recent diagnosis of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease found in people with serious head injuries. Throughout the LP, there are songs that tell stories of self-loathing and self-destruction, as well as paranoia and anxiety stemming from his new illness.


    The title, which is prison slang for a fight or altercation, is a “symbolic interpretation of the album’s philosophy.” Palermo elaborates in a statement, saying, “I’ve learned to bask in the absurdity of it all — in the chaos… There’s beauty in the confusion if you can learn to hold its hand.”

    As a first teaser of the record, Nothing have shared the morose “Zero Day” and its equally funereal music video. Check it out below.


    Dance on the Blacktop Artwork:

    danceontheblacktop 3000 Nothing announce new album, Dance on the Blacktop, share Zero Day: Stream

    Dance on the Blacktop Tracklist:
    01. Zero Day
    02. Blue Line Baby
    03. You Wind Me Up
    04. Plastic Migraine
    05. Us/We/Are
    06. Hail on Palace Pier
    07. I Hate the Flowers
    08. The Carpenter’s Son
    09. (HOPE) Is Just Another Word With a Hole in It


    In support of the LP, Nothing also have mapped out a US tour that commences in September.

    Nothing 2018 Tour Dates:
    09/07 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
    09/08 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
    09/09 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
    09/11 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
    09/12 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    09/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
    09/14 – Lawrence, KS @ Record Bar
    09/15 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
    09/18 – San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
    09/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    09/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
    09/22 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
    09/23 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
    09/25 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
    09/26 – Austin, X @ Mohawk
    09/27 – Houston, TX @ Secret Group
    09/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
    09/30 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
    10/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
    10/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    10/07 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair

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