Wiretap Records have released their latest ATTENTION! charity compilation, once again all proceeds will be going to the ACLU. The compilation contains over thirty tracks and is a pay what you want release, although it is suggested that you consider a donation of at least $1. The compilation contains tracks from Young Hunger, Odd Robot, Slowkiss, Kamikaze Girls, Looming, Decent Criminal, Choke Up, Gender Roles, Attic Salt, Regarde, Club Night, Daydream, The Vansaders, Crooked Teeth, Aviator, Sleep In, Copneconic, The Apology Tour, Deer Leap, Pop Warner, Portkey, Junior Astronomers, West Means Home, Kevin Nichols, Watch for Horses, Reunions, Toy Cars, Showoff, Beachnut Brackish and more. The latest volume of ATTENTION! can be downloaded here
I Don't Wanna Die But I Wanna DieOpen Door Records
By AJ Phink
Orange County’s Kevin Nichols began his self produced songwriting career at the tender age of thirteen, now eight years later he has honed his sound and he released his latest full length, I Don’t Wanna Die But I Wanna Die, via Open Door Records just shy of a month ago. I Don’t Wanna Die But I Wanna Die consolidates Kevin Nichols growing reputation as a prolific purveyor of left field hooks that are submerged in a world of fuzz ridden guitars, with the whole package underpinned by a driving rhythm section and a dark disturbing undertone.
Killing Insects, the lead single from the album, starts things off with a sinister fuzzy feel, and this mood that permeates the entirety of the album. I Don’t Wanna Die But I Wanna Die is not an album that has stand out moments or bright upbeat singles that you’d pick for a playlist, this is an album that comes across as a carefully constructed full length, and one that is meant to be heard as an album rather than on shuffle. The dark twisted indie undercurrent and the blasts of distorted post grunge guitar blend together perfectly with Kevin Nichols own unique style to create and a disquieting and unsettling soundtrack.
Kevin Nichols latest release possess elements from the likes of The Jesus And Mary Chain and Grandaddy, but accompanying the dark indie feel is the intense guitar attack of Mudhoney and the whole package has a dark undercurrent running through it making this a unique package. At times I Don’t Wanna Die But I Wanna Die is a difficult listen, but it’s one that worthy of your time, and after an hour in the company of this album you can’t help but find yourself falling for it’s dark charms.
You can purchase I Don’t Wanna Die But I Wanna Die via Bandcamp here
The ltd edition cassette of I Don’t Wanna Die But I Wanna Die can be ordered via Open Door Records here
Orange County fuzz rocker Kevin Nichols has announced a US tour this June and July in support of his new album, I Don’t Wanna Die But I Wanna Die, that is due out on July 7th via Open Door Records, Kevin Nichols also recently released a video for the song Catch Over that is taken from his forthcoming album.
You can pre-order I Don’t Wanna Die But I Wanna Die here
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Kevin Nichols, former member of Your Ugly Sister, Chief Deceiver, Sleeper and NightAir, has released his new single, Killing Insects, that is taken from his forthcoming solo album, I Don’t Wanna Die But I Wanna Die, that is due out on July 7th via Open Door Records. Killing Insects is written, performed and recorded by Kevin Nichols and features Devan Fuentes of Iris Jupiter.
Killing Insects can be streamed via New Noise Magazine here
Killing Insects can be downloaded and streamed via Bandcamp here