Today, NOTHING have shared a new video for “April Ha Ha,” taken from their latest album The Great Dismal released last Friday. The visual, which speaks to the unending feeling of calamity that is life in 2020, is directed by Domenic Palermo who said about the visual: “Life is a joke and everyone in it is too.“ The song is the fourth to receive a visual from the album following “Famine Asylum,” “Say Less” and “Bernie Sanders.”
Out via Relapse Records, The Great Dismal was recorded throughout quarantine with producer Will Yip at Pennsylvania’s Studio Four. The album 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 arrives just prior to the band’s ten year anniversary and follows their live-streamed record release show last week, The Great Dismal: An Auditory And Ocular Trauma Featuring Nothing and Full Of Hell, which was purposefully formulated as a way to support live music workers worldwide with a proper paid gig while venues and their staff are out of work due to the pandemic.
Watch “April Ha Ha” and listen to The Great Dismal above, see album details below, and stay tuned for more from NOTHING coming soon.
The Great Dismal
October 30, 2020
1. A Fabricated Life
2. Say Less
3. April Ha Ha
4. Catch a Fade
5. Famine Asylum
6. Bernie Sanders
7. In Blueberry Memories
8. Blue Mecca
9. Just a Story
10. Ask The Rust
Closing in on the band’s ten-year mark, NOTHING frontman Domenic Palermo finds himself stringing together songs of misanthropic tales of Philadelphia with a refined and refreshed take on the band’s classic sound.
The ever progressive NOTHING keeps true to their chaotic outlook on life, keeping a keen eye as to avoid repetition. With a radical cast of talented contributors such as harpist Mary Lattimore, classical musician Shelley Weiss, and singer/songwriter/producer Alex G., The Great Dismal showcases yet another essential side of the band’s trademark American Post-Shoegaze sound.
Domenic Palermo – Guitar/Vocals
Kyle Kimball – Drums
Aaron Heard – Bass
Doyle Martin – Guitar/Backup Vocals