Dundas, Ontario-based threesome The Dirty Nil is set to release their first album this year, after seven years of Bandcamp teases. Our anticipation is real. So real, in fact, that we’re hosting them at Shea Stadium tomorrow.
On their latest single, “No Weaknesses,” Luke Bentham’s charmingly churlish vocals rise above the backbone of Dave Nardi’s bass and Kyle Fisher’s drums to create what Stereogum calls, “an impenetrable rock wall.” Their five-song EP, Smite, debuted in 2014 like a snapchat from a party you weren’t invited to–just a quick glimpse of the action. Their music videos similarly look like they were shot at a raucous house party, showcasing their carefree (but never sloppy) vibe. Check out the video for “Cinnamon”:
They “make music for turntables and hi-fi’s – music for dive bars and house parties – for beer drinking and joint smoking – for road trips and barbecues – for fighting and yelling and shouting and singing and screaming and howling – for sweating and bleeding – trying and failing and trying again anyways.” This is music made for singing along – our only disappointment is that the full length hasn’t dropped in time for us to memorize all the lyrics before tomorrow’s show.