MP3: “Time (What’s It Going to Do?)” – http://pitchfork.com/forkcast/15377-time-whats-it-going-to-do/
Garage-pop trio NODZZZ are a few months shy from releasing their 2nd full-length LP, which comes out early this summer on New York imprint Woodsist. Its simple title Innings is a nod to their origin-songwriting core Anthony Atlas and Sean Paul Presley met playing baseball in Olympia, Washington, and started Nodzzz upon relocating to San Francisco. Innings follows nearly a yearly string of acclaimed Nodzzz records since their debut debut single in 2007, “I Don’t Wanna (Smoke Marijuana),” which jumpstarted San Francisco cult-DIY label Make A Mess Records, (subsequent home of similar debut records by Grass Widow, Brilliant Colors, White Fence, and more), and was followed in 2008 by a beloved, albeit short, 17 minute self-titled LP on What’s Your Rupture. In 2009, Nodzzz issued the “True to Life” single, and devoted 2010 to writing and recording Innings.
Innings is fourteen more discretely memorable Nodzzz songs, in the band’s growing idiom: neurotic power-pop antics, and jangly, amateurish post-punk.
The band tours the West Coast in late February, and the UK in mid-March with sister group The Mantles.
02/24 Portland, OR – East End
02/25 Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern ^
02/26 Olympia, WA – House show *
03/02 San Francisco, CA – Knockout
03/03 San Diego, CA – Tin Can Alehouse &
03/04 Los Angeles, CA – The Smell
03/05 Sacramento, CA – The Hub %
^ = w/ Gun Outfit, Milk Music, HPP
* = w/ Gun Outfit
& = w/ English Singles
% = w/ The Finches