Nurses share a new track today from their highly anticipated album, Dracula. The song, “Trying to Reach You” premiered this morning on Pitchfork’s Forkcast. Gentle piano over a vibey bass line complements shuffling and varied percussion that opens into a forest of instruments and layered vocals in a demonstration of what Pitchfork calls Nurses’ “avant-pop” sound.
Dracula is available for the first time TODAY for pre-order from SC Distribution. Each pre-order comes with an instant download of the full album. Vinyl and CD bundles are available and the instant download will include Dark Jordan Mixtape, a digital-only 9-track EP from the band, comprised of out-takes, home recordings and sound experiments.
Listen to “Trying To Reach You” – DOWNLOAD MP3
Listen to “Fever Dreams” – DOWNLOAD MP3
Following the September 20th (September 19 in the UK) release of Dracula, Nurses embark on a North American tour joined by fellow pop innovators Dominant Legs. September 22, Nurses hold their official album release show at Holocene in their hometown of Portland, OR. We don’t know what the Nurses have in store for Portland, but their hometown shows are memorable, costumed, special-guest-laden, multimedia affairs that do not disappoint.
On Dracula, Nurses tap into the physicality of rhythm and how it speaks to the body itself, and this translates in their live performances. Nurses’ three members blend hypnotic sounds, shifting from instrument to instrument effortlessly, creating the feel of three producers onstage. Their performances are immersive, visceral experiences, and the dubby groove of Dracula is perfectly conducive to this performance approach. With the Girls-affiliated Dominant Legs joining them on tour in support of their upcoming album Invitation (out September 27th), this tour features two of fall’s pop benders on one stage every night.
NURSES TOUR DATES
w/ Dominant Legs
* w/o Dominant Legs
09/22/11 Portland, OR- Holocene (CD Release Show) *
09/27/11 San Francisco, CA- Cafe Du Nord
09/28/11 Los Angeles, CA- The Echo
09/29/11 San Diego, CA- Soda Bar
09/30/11 Phoenix, AZ- Trunk Space
10/01/11 Tucson, AZ- Solar Culture
10/03/11 Denton, TX- Dan’s Silverleaf
10/04/11 Austin, TX- Lambert’s
10/05/11 Houston, TX- Fitzgerald’s
10/07/11 Atlanta, GA- 529
10/08/11 Charlotte, NC- Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
10/09/11 Chapel Hill, NC- Local 506
10/11/11 Washington DC- The Red Palace
10/12/11 Philadelphia, PA- Kungfu Necktie
10/14/11 New York, NY- Mercury Lounge
10/15/11 Brooklyn, NY- Glasslands
10/16/11 Allston, MA- Great Scott
10/17/11 Winooski, VT- The Monkey House
10/18/11 Montreal, QC- Casa Del Popolo
10/19/11 Toronto, ON- The Drake Hotel
10/22/11 Chicago, IL- Schubas
10/25/11 Minneapolis, MN- 7th St. Entry
10/28/11 Seattle, WA- Sunset Tavern
10/29/11 Vancouver, BC- The Biltmore Cabaret