Friday, May 29, 2009

Nurses offer "Caterpillar Playground" from debut LP

I realize that I'm constantly making recommendations about great new bands but I sincerely endorse each one that gets featured on this site. Some, however, get me especially excited to share; Nurses is one of those bands. The experimental folk trio are getting ready to release their debut album, Apple's Acre, on Dead Oceans in August, but I've got some preview material here that has captured my attention quite completely and I highly recommend listening up right now.

Nurses make music that's hard to classify, especially from just hearing a few tracks, but they combine elements of folk, pop, and psychedelia into delightfully strange and especially intriguing packages. Below you can find a download of the single "Caterpillar Playground," which should give you a good idea of what you can expect from these three. It's a quirky tune with whistling, keys, and light percussion all arranged in a way that's got me hooked. You can also hear a couple other similarly great tracks on the group's MySpace page or check out an acoustic live performance of "Lita," which has a Yeasayer sort of vibe to it. Whatever you do, get this stuff into your system quickly.

Caterpillar Playground (MP3)

Lita (Live Video)

Nurses on MySpace

Apple's Acre will be released on August 4th, to be exact, and if you happen to be over on the West Coast this summer, there's a chance you could catch these guys live - tour dates follow:

06/06/09 Portland, OR @ Holocene w/ Talkdemonic, Explode Into Colors, Gulls
06/14/09 Olympia, WA @ The Northern w/ Prussia
06/16/09 Oakland, CA @ TBA w/ Prussia
06/17/09 Fresno, CA @ Audies Olympic/Club Fred w/ Prussia, Capillary Action
06/19/09 Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory w/ Prussia
06/20/09 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe w/ Prussia