Better Noise Records
180 Gram Vinyl Record
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180-gram double LP on white vinyl!
Featuring the singles "Go To War" and "Don't Stop"
2018 Grammy Award nominee!
• Best Rock Performance: "Go To War"
• Best Rock Song: "Go To War"
• Best Rock Album: The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Demand nothing less than Nothing More. Since the band's inception, they have cultivated a rapturous fanbase the old-fashioned way: By releasing groundbreaking music, tirelessly touring and cultivating a relationship with their fans that transcends trends. Correspondingly, the band's latest full-length, The Stories We Tell Ourselves, sees frontman Jonny Hawkins once again baring the soul of Nothing More as his bandmates Mark Vollelunga (guitar), Daniel Oliver (bass) and Ben Anderson (drums) craft a sonic palette comprised of elements ranging from progressive metal to pop. Ultimately the album isn't just about the band's stories, it's also about the listener's personal narrative.
From the relentless groove of "Don't Stop" to the emotive, anthemic bent of the Pixies-esque "Still In Love," The Stories We Tell Ourselves proves that confessionals have never been so catchy — and songs like "Let 'em Burn" seamlessly alternate between aggression and anthemic pop. "'Just Say When' is probably the most sentimental song we've ever written and it came at a time when I had these overwhelming feelings of frustration about a past failed relationship. I needed an outlet to get it all out," Hawkins explains. It has been said that the polar emotion to sadness is anger. This is most certainly true as all sentimentality transforms from "Just Say When" into a furious blaze during "Go To War," which sees Hawkins showcasing his dynamic vocal ranges over a mix of electronic and organic instrumentation. "Whenever this band has difficult emotions, we turn them into something positive through music. That alchemy is the biggest reason we continue to do what we do," he says of the cathartic process.
Lyrically the album was further informed by everything from the writings of Carl Jung and C.S. Lewis to the potent psychedelic DMT, all of which helped open Hawkins' mind to new ways of understanding himself and the world around him. "'Funny Little Creatures' is about waking up to the fact that there are these creatures that you have within yourself and that there's often a lot more going on in our subconscious than we consider." These ideas are mirrored in the artwork which ties directly into the central themes behind The Stories We Tell Ourselves. However, while the content may be heady, the album also features more pop elements than any of the band's previous albums. "This album definitely goes to a lot of places that we've never been before and I'm really proud of that," Vollelunga explains.
Ultimately, The Stories We Tell Ourselves proves to all of us that even if our stories don't always have a happy ending there's a beauty in their very existence. Even during the album's darkest moments — Hawkins literally sings about being stuck in a hole on "Still In Love" — there's a hopefulness that permeates each of these songs that will inevitably resonate with new listeners while making the deep bond that Nothing More has with their fans even deeper.
|Do You Really Want It?|
|Let ‘Em Burn|
|Ripping Me Apart|
|Funny Little Creatures|
|The Great Divorce|
|Still In Love|
|Go To War|
|Just Say When|
|Who Are We|
|Fade In/Fade Out|