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Memphis, Tenn., post-punk trio NOTS have shared a new track from their forthcoming album 3 titled “Floating Hand.”
The second single from 3 is a frantic, dizzying exploration of the ways in which our connection to reality can be frayed by constantly putting on an act and leading a performative life. It kicks off with an infectious bass line and vocalist Natalie Hoffmann’s chanting lyrics before descending into a whirl of drums and droning synths.
Hoffmann says of the song in a statement, “The lines between [reality and performance] are continuously blurred … not a judgement on this fact, since this is part of being a human, but more just a recognizing of it and of how exhausting and confusing it can be.”
NOTS have been consistently churning out music since 2014, when they released their debut record We Are Nots. They followed that up in 2016 with Cosmetic, and now they’re set to release 3 on Goner Records on May 10. The previous single from 3 was the considerably noisier “Half Painted House,” which arrived on March 7.
NOTS are heading out on tour this summer behind 3 with a handful of dates already announced and more still to come. Listen to “Floating Hand” and the band’s 2016 Daytrotter Session below, and check out their full list of dates and the details of 3 further down.
02. Woman Alone
03. Floating Hand
04. In Glass
06. Half Painted House
07. Rational Actor
08. Far Reaching Shadows
09. Surveillance Veil
10. Built Environment
3 Album Art:
NOTS Tour Dates:
25 – Memphis, Tenn. @ B-Side Bar (Album Release Show)
01 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ Knoxville Punk Rock Flea Market
07-09 – Nelsonville, Ohio @ Nelsonville Music Festival