Vancouver dance-punks N0V3L to release self-titled EP this week on Flemish Eye, premiere new single “Sign on the Line”

Vancouver dance-punks N0V3L to release self-titled EP this week on Flemish Eye, premiere new single "Sign on the Line"

Vancouver’s N0V3L are a fresh breath of fellowship in these hyper-individualized times. Dressed in a uniform red/black colorways, the creative collective mobilize in style: their lyrics are shouted in unison; their music videos are heavily populated with pissed-off twenty-somethings; and their sociopolitical critique is incisive. They’re a co-ed boy band with anti-capitalist inclinations — a crowd worth falling into.

Just four days ahead of the release of their self-titled debut EP (due February 15), N0V3L have unveiled “Sign on the Line,” the record’s opening track and fourth single. Raucous, yet danceable, it’s a jittery throwback to early post-punk, propelled by squawking guitars and wonky bass.

”Sign on the line,” they drone. “Devalue your time!”

Time (or lack thereof) is point of focus on the forthcoming effort. On opener “To Whom it May Concern,” the band proclaims that ”Time is a resource/To use and to treasure.” As technological and economic advancements provide endless diverse but also threaten our livelihood, the current state of leisure is food for thought.

And speaking of “time,” you’ve still got a few days left to to http://smarturl.it/N0V3L/officialstore ">pre-order the album from cosponsors Flemish Eye/Meat Machine. Those that have any additional moments to spare spare would do well to spend their next two minutes and 25 seconds streaming the track below:


N0V3L EP tracklisting:

01. To Whom It May Concern
02. Natural
03. Sign On The Line
04. Take You For
05. Will To Power
06. Suspicion
07. Are They
08. Division

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