Monday, February 26, 2024

Nervous Eaters - "Vampire"

My love of Nervous Eaters is well documented on If It's Too Loud... The Boston punk/garage rock veterans have been having a resurgence lately, and I couldn't be happier. Their latest single, "Vampire," isn't quite a punk anthem like they were releasing back in the 70's. Instead, it's more of a jangle pop meets power pop song in the lines of their more recent releases. There is still that garage rock edge to "Vampire," but Nervous Eaters are softening it a bit with some 60's psychedelia and modern power pop sounds. Boston is undoubtedly one of the best garage rock/power pop scenes in the world, and Nervous Eaters continue to be one of the best reasons why.

Frontman Steve Cataldo says of the band's new single:

"In a once vibrant town, business by day, swinging by night, always had its own unique rhythm. Strange and without reason, the pace of the small bustling California borough, somehow slowed to an unearthly rhythm. Most of the young people gathered on the village green every Friday night. Hundreds of candles lit the surrounding walkways, creating a festive vibe to the weekly affair. Gradually the areas fresh crisp evening air bit by bit changed to a dank mist ushered in by a ghostly vermilion wind. Winding its way down the country streets, forcing the young Rooks back to their homes, encased within a false security as they morphed into harbingers of tomorrow. Acting as if the coming dawn would be their savior, people finally came out of the homes to investigate the sudden perturbation. Simultaneously, a synchronous fear befell the entire crowd as, The Beautiful Stranger's mysteriously haunting trance beguiled the village. The Witch, 'with shaded eyes', her infectious yet imperceptible hypnotizing glances, compelling anyone, everyone, to follow her spectral sway. Captive to the Vampire’s ministering Dominion hosting parties by day, slaves to her by night. 'Sundown is her town, Everyone is going down'Such is the premise of Vampire."

You can watch the video for "Vampire" below. The song is out now via Wicked Cool Records with a B-side of "Knockdown Day." For more on Nervous Eaters, check out the band's website. Upcoming live dates are below the video.

Saturday, March 23 @ NYC Berlin Under A (with Palmyra Delran, Marc Valentine, The Jellybricks)

Saturday April 20 Narrows Center, Fall River w/ Robin Lane

Friday April 26 The Cellar on Treadwell, Hamden, CT w/Nails Hide Metal

Thursday May 16 Sonia, Cambridge open for The Dead Boys

Friday June 14 Fallout Shelter, Norwood

Saturday September 7 The Music Room

Friday September 13 The Rockwood Music Hall, Boston w/Tiger Bomb

Saturday September 14 Alchemy, Providence, RI w/Tiger Bomb

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