We’re basically a month away from the official release of NYMPH’s sophomore LP New Millennium Prayer, and as attractive as the band’s seven (or is eight?) members might be, we’re going to need something other than just their startling, nymph-like good looks to maintain our interest. The cover art’s been revealed, and as far as visual representations of music go, this one seems fundamentally fitting, given its seemingly varied influences. Art critique from from someone totally unqualified to do so time: the conglomeration of animals inspires thoughts about Native American culture, while the font (aside from using the Latin alphabet) reminds one of Arabia… or at least, King Toot’s Music Store from The Simpsons. Then there are the colors, which are surely indicative of the band’s otherwise silent appreciation for cotton candy.
Because members of the media are special (alternatively, “special”), I’ve had the chance to listen to New Millennium Prayer, and it’s astonishing how seamlessly NYMPH blend styles across each of the album’s four tracks. Here’s your example: “Battle Funk,” which premiered last week. Listening gives you a better sense than I ever could verbally, so have at it, and peruse the newly-announced list of supporting live dates below that. East Coast, what what.
Album’s out June 25, by the way.
06.19.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Ortleib’s ^*
06.20.13 - Chapel Hill, NC - The Cave $*
06.21.13 - Greensboro, NC - The Flatiron $*
06.22.13 - Athens, GA - Farm 255 %*
06.23.13 - Atlanta, GA - Eyedrum %*
06.24.13 - Boone, NC -Black Cat 127 *
06.25.13 - Charlottesville, VA - Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar &
06.26.13 - Baltimore, MD - TBA *
06.27.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool (Record Release Show) *
06.30.13 - Boston, MA - Deep Thoughts !
07.01.13 - Providence, RI - Machines and Magnets !
07.02.13 - Space Gallery, Portland, ME #*
07.03.13 - Biddeford, ME - The Oak and The Ax *
^ Northern Arms and Sami The Great
% Space Trucks
& Miami Nights
! Devil Music
# Crux In The Coalsack