Recent K-Records signees Nucular Aminals just released self-titled debut for the label and are in the middle of a coast-to-coast tour that started in June.
Nucular Aminals’ self-titled debut release on K [KLP233] sounds like what would happen if you woke up in the morning and squeezed your tube of toothpaste, but a thick glob of sunshine came shooting out instead of minty freshness. This breed of Aminals was formed in Portland, Oregon by four distinctly rare species of musician who specialize in perfect pop melancholy.
In 2007, Robert Comitz (Hornet Leg, November Witch) and Erin Schmith (who played together in the San Francisco duo Marriage + Cancer) moved to the Pacific Northwest, with fellow musician Jheremy Grigsby. In Portland they joined forces drummer Wiley Hickson (Total Bros.) and they haven’t looked back since. Underneath Robert’s soothing delivery and flavorful guitar musings, the Aminals collective expertise reveals itself: Jheremy's bass stylings are the propulsive pace that holds the entire rhythmic canvas together like warm glue (I know, that sounds gross), Wiley plays the traps with youthful swing and sway, and Erin's fanciful fingerstrokes on the farfisa cuddle and purr.Dreamy sounding and tin-toned, the only thing awkward about this band is their name, all else is lazy days and cracking smiles.
Local tour dates are July 18th at Bruar Falls and July 19th at Cake Shop. At the Bruar Falls show, Peels, American Sun and Octant are also on the bill and Nucular Aminals are playing third. Tickets are $7.
At the Cake Shop show, Nucular Aminals is playing with Little Victory and Household. Cover is $6 and Nucular Aminals is playing second.