Philadelphia’s NOTHING return with The Great Dismal B-Sides, set to release on October 8th via Relapse Records. A collection of tracks recorded during the band’s critically acclaimed The Great Dismal sessions, the B-Sides unearth 3 new NOTHING tracks, “The Great Dismal,” “Amber Gambler” and Delfonics cover, “La La Means I Love You.” Coupled with the B-Sides release, NOTHING shares the video for “Amber Gambler.” The visual, directed by Ben Rayner, depicts the imploding relationship of a couple while they are on the run from the law. The song is the first to receive a visual from the deluxe album, and is the fifth accompanying video of the original tracks following, “April Ha Ha,” “Famine Asylum,” “Say Less” and “Bernie Sanders.” 

In support of the new extended release, the band also reveals a run of fall North American tour dates that will kick off in Dallas on August 29th and will include pit stops in Brooklyn, Austin, Los Angeles, Toronto, and others, before wrapping with a single UK show at the Boston Music Room in London on April 22nd, 2022. Buy tickets here.

In reference to the B-Sides, vocalist Domenic Palermo stated: “The world disparity and surreal circumstances that occupied all corners of life while attempting to write and record this album were so overly animated that the songs couldn’t help but be contaminated. Trimming away at the layers to negotiate with time felt akin to ripping out whole chapters out of a novel. The reasoning behind having this be physically released in the first place, and a big part we left the title track off was to make that eventual and necessary connection.”

Out via Relapse Records, The Great Dismal was recorded throughout quarantine with producer Will Yip at Pennsylvania’s Studio Four. The acclaimed album, called “an existential commentary on Nothing’s career,” by Pitchfork, explores existentialist themes of isolation, extinction, and human behavior in the face of 2020’s vast wasteland.

“The Great Dismal refers to a swamp, a brilliant natural trap where survival is custom fit to its inhabitants,” Palermo states. “The nature of its beautiful, but taxing environment and harsh conditions can’t ever really be shaken or forgotten too easily.”

The album also arrived just prior to the band’s ten year anniversary and followed their live-streamed record release show, The Great Dismal: An Auditory And Ocular Trauma Featuring Nothing and Full Of Hell.

Watch “Amber Gambler” above, see tour dates below, and stay tuned for more from NOTHING coming soon.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

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NOTHING With Special Guests Frankie Rose + Enumclaw

10/08/2021 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Anchor Rock Club ~
10/13/2021 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
10/14/2021 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom *
10/15/2021 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere #
10/16/2021 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/17/2021 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/19/2021 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
10/21/2021 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
10/22/2021 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
10/23/2021 – St Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill
10/24/2021 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
10/25/2021 – Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Art Co.
10/26/2021 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
10/27/2021 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room & Garage +
10/29/2021 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
10/30/2021 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
10/31/2021 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
11/03/2021 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/04/2021 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
11/06/2021 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
11/07/2021 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
11/09/2021 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Urban Lounge
11/10/2021 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
11/11/2021 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
11/12/2021 – Minneapolis MN @ 7th Street Entry
11/13/2021 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
11/14/2021 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
11/16/2021 – Toronto, ON @ Longboat Hall ^
11/17/2021 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB %

~ with Soul Glo & NOUN

  • with Frankie Rose & Anxious

with Frankie Rose, Anxious & Enumclaw

  • plus Red Fang, Starcrawler, & Here Lies Man
    ^ with Frankie Rose & Sour Key
    % with Frankie Rose & Aim Low
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