Heavy shoegazers Nothing released their 14-song rarities compilation Spirit Of The Stairs - B-Sides & Rarities today on Relapse. It features their recently-released Grouper cover, various live sessions and demos, live covers of Ride and Concrete Blonde, and a live-in-studio piano version of "Us/We/Are," which appeared in a much heavier format on last year's Dance On The Blacktop. That song comes with a new video (directed and edited by Robert Miron and Nothing's Domenic Palermo), which compiles various movie scenes of people expressing rage. It's a cool clip, and it contrasts well with this gorgeously somber version of "Us/We/Are." Check it out, and stream the full compilation, below.
Nothing are also beginning their tour with Tony Molina and Candy tonight (3/6). The tour begins with three NYC-area shows: tonight (3/6) at Asbury Park Brewery (tickets), Thursday (3/7) at Brooklyn Bazaar (tickets), and Friday (3/8) at Amityville Music Hall (tickets).
After those shows, Nothing and Candy both head to Texas for SXSW (and other stuff), and Nothing are going on a co-headlining tour with Basement (with support from Gouge Away and Teenage Wrist) in May, after Basement's tour with Weezer and Pixies (which hits NYC's MSG on 3/12 with TV on the Radio playing too). All Nothing dates are listed below.
While Candy are in Texas, they'll also be opening for NYHC legends Gorilla Biscuits and Judge at Dallas' NSFWknd on March 15. Denton, TX's Razorbumps (who just put out a new two-song single this week) are on that same show, and tickets are still available.
Gorilla Biscuits also have West Coast shows with Fury (who are also playing SXSW).
Nothing -- 2019 Tour Dates
3/6 – Asbury Park Brewery Asbury Park NJ*
3/7 – Brooklyn Bazaar Brooklyn NY*
3/8 – Amityville Music Hall Amityville NY*
3/9 – Wind Up Space Baltimore MD*
3/10 – Amo’s Southend Charlotte NC*
3/11 – Republic NOLA New Orleans LA*
3/12 – Stereogum Range Life Austin, TX^
3/13 – Three Links Dallas TX+
3/14 – Official Levitation SXSW Showcase Austin, TX^
3/15 – Dr Martens Unofficial at Container Bar Austin, TX^
3/16 – Thrasher x Vans Deathmatch Austin, TX^
5/11 – The Broadberry Richmond VA $
5/14 – Theater of the Living Arts Philadelphia PA $
5/16 – Royale Boston MA $
5/17 – Buffalo, NY Rec Room Buffalo NY $
5/18 – Mr. Smalls Theatre Pittsburgh PA $
5/21 – Hell at The Masquerade Atlanta GA @
5/22 – Metro Chicago IL @
5/24 – Exit / In Nashville TN @
5/25 – The Citadel Indianapolis IN @
5/26 – Majestic Theatre Detroit MI @
* w Tony Molina & Candy
^ SXSW in Austin TX
+ w Soft Kill, The KVB, Chastity
$ w Basement & Teenage Wrist
@ w Basement & Gouge Away