Nots - Cosmetic

Cosmetic

Nots

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 9 tracks 18.99
CD Album 9 tracks 9.99

Description

Nots - Cosmetic

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Nots release their new album 'Cosmetic' via Heavenly Recordings on September 9th. This record follows the bands debut album 'We Are Nots.'

Second full-length statement from Memphis' NOTS, Cosmetic fearlessly attacks the rough edges between desire, deceit, appearance and reality. Not chanting down Babylon, Natalie Hoffmann screams straight into its face. In this Game Of Death, Nots run through the maze of mirrors with sledgehammers. Oh, the sound of mirrors smashing. Let's smash some more.

Nots are still a wild guitar band, but above and below the guitar, bass and drum pound, Alexandra Eastburn's analog synth blurps melodies and nonsense, teasing squiggles of freedom which defy the false grid of modern life. Cosmetic? Emetic? "Monotone Lust" indeed. With Hoffmann on guitar & vocals, Eastburn on synth, Charlotte Watson beating drums, and Meredith Lones steering a solid path through the chaos on bass, Nots are neither content with the smug "stare at your shoes" approach of bands from both coasts, nor an Earth-hugging "we need to get back to nature" hippie copout. There might not be any answers here. That might be the point. Nots have arrived at the next level of their attack with a confidence and a music that lays waste to the wasteland without romantic attachment to a thing.

Recorded with Keith Cooper and Andrew McCalla in Memphis. Mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering. Album Art by Natalie Hoffmann.

The first single from the album is 'Inherently Low' which you can listen to here:

Reviews


For the sheer energy, Cosmetic provides an urgent antidote to US indie's synthy nu-gaze myopia. Q Magazine

"The band have not tamed their snarling, dystopian garage punk in the least." BrooklynVegan

“Riveting and ruining in equal measure.” 7.8 Pitchfork​

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (HVNLP131)
  1. Nots - Black Reflection
  2. Nots - Rat King
  3. Nots - Cold Line
  4. Nots - New Structures
  5. Nots - Cosmetic
  6. Nots - No Novelty
  7. Nots - Inherently Low
  8. Nots - Flourescent Sunset
  9. Nots - Entertain Me
CD Album (HVNLP131CD)
  1. Nots - Black Reflection
  2. Nots - Rat King
  3. Nots - Cold Line
  4. Nots - New Structures
  5. Nots - Cosmetic
  6. Nots - No Novelty
  7. Nots - Inherently Low
  8. Nots - Flourescent Sunset
  9. Nots - Entertain Me

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