From the vaguely coke-inspired title to the maniacally minimal, analog ping-zing sounds, Nervous Curtains harken back to those jittery months of late 1979 to early ’81 when everyone was grabbing synthesizers while figuring where all this new wave was going to go.
White Flashes is a simmering song that sears deeper as it goes, and it’s syncopated drums lines drag the vibe into something like a nervous now. Singer/keyboardist Sean Kirkpatrick played keys on the Swans‘ To Be Kind, so his connection to seasoned dark sounds is secure. In fact, the Dallas trio’s third album, Con, from whence White Flashes comes, was recorded by Alex Bhore (This Will Destroy You) at the same studio (Elmwood Recording) as To Be Kind.
Check out White Flashes and Nervous Curtains’ tour dates below. Con comes self-released on October 2.
Tour Dates for Nervous Curtains:
10/02 – Denton, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf
10/09 – Austin, TX – Red Eyed Fly
10/10 – Dallas, TX – Double Wide
10/21 – Memphis, TN – P&H Café’
10/22 – Lafayette, IN – The Spot
10/23 – Milwaukee, WI – Club Garibaldi
10/24 – Chicago, IL – Cole’s
10/31 – Fort Worth, TX – Chat Room
11/06 – Tulsa, OK – Soundpony
11/07 – Oklahoma City, OK – TBA