Posted in music | tour dates on January 23, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

Dirty Nil

Canadian rage rockers The Dirty Nil had to push back the release of their upcoming Smite EP to February 18 but, though we'll have to wait a bit longer, the band have a new single to tide us over. It's called "Wrestle Yü To Hüsker Dü," and unlike previous single "Nicotine," which was a quick blast of punk, you wouldn't really call this one "punk." That same level of aggression is there, but it's channeled into a half-tempo sway rocker that falls somewhere between sludge and mid-90s alternative. It makes its premiere in this post and you can check it out below.

The band will also be coming to our side of the border in February, and while they're here they'll play a NYC show on February 20 at Shea Stadium with Calves/Le Rug, Weird Womb and Phone Home.

All upcoming dates are listed, along with the song stream and EP artwork, below...


The Dirty Nil - "Wrestle Yü To Hüsker Dü"


The Dirty Nil -- 2014 Tour Dates
February 20 - Brooklyn NY @ Shea Stadium
February 21 - New Haven CT @ TBA
February 22 - Cambridge MA @ Tasty Burger
February 28 - Guelph ON @ Jimmy Jazz
March 2 - Sudbury ON @ Theatre Cambrian
March 6th - London ON @ Call The Office
March 21 - Toronto ON @ Silver Dollar
March 28 - Saint Catharines ON @ Detour Music Hall
March 29 - Hamilton ON @ The Spice Factory



Comments (8)

guys, fire your publicist and get new promo pics

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2014 12:18 PM

"somewhere between sludge and mid-90s alternative"

That's kind of like saying that hummus is somewhere between concrete and air

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2014 12:20 PM

Great stuff from these guys, as per usual. Earworm after one listen. Haters gon' hate (and since it's BV, they'll then make a lame hummus joke).

Posted by AK | January 23, 2014 5:49 PM

@12:20 haha now THAT's how you write a snarky comment. song is dope tho!

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2014 5:52 PM

Fucking strange how, the moment I saw the press photo, I thought "welp, there's Husker Du in 2014", then I read the article. I guess it was pretty obvz though.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2014 7:28 PM

All their songs sound the same, but this band is still great.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2014 7:53 PM

Reminds me of the good ol days first hearing Weezer.

Posted by Testa | February 26, 2014 5:09 AM

so stoked about this band. btw people if you like this then listen to Team Spirit. They have a cool rock sound as well 

Posted by Giovanni | November 3, 2014 11:03 AM

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