Nap Eyes return February 5, 2016 with the much anticipated and completely excellent Thought Rock Fish Scale. Recorded live to tape, with no overdubs, on the North Shore of Nova Scotia, Thought Rock Fish Scale refines and elaborates the sound of the much loved Whine Of The Mystic, offering an airier, more spacious second chapter. These are literate songs, posing riddles about friendship, faith, mortality, and self-doubt.
Recorded in the crisp daylight of late May 2014, in the living room and screened porch of a seaside family home near Pictou, Nova Scotia. Like all Nap Eyes recordings to date, the album is framed by a set of severe self-imposed strictures: a mere four days to capture as many songs as possible completely live, with no overdubs, to a temperamental old TEAC four-track ¼” tape recorder. The result is a document pristine in its intentional imperfections.
Spin magazine described opening track Mixer as “an existentialist indie-pop daydream”. Please listen below.
The deluxe LP, pressed on 150g virgin vinyl, features a heavy-duty chipboard jacket, full-color inner sleeve with lyrics, and a download coupon; the CD is housed in a gatefold chipboard jacket. Thought Rock Fish Scale is available for pre-order in the mailorder shop now.
Read more about Thought Rock Fish Scale on the album page.