WLFY Track Of The Year (So Far)

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If you take a glance over at WLFY's Top 50 Albums Of 2011 (on-running list) you'll see a debut LP from a rather unknown band called Nerves Junior in the two spot.  I was lucky enough to snag a promo copy of their debut "As Bright As Your Night Light" a few weeks back and it's all I've played since.  The standout track for me has always been "Kale" which teeters on steady cockiness and explosive passion.  What makes Nerves Junior special are the twists and turns of their songs.  While they keep the listener on their toes for the whole album, "Kale" has a few of my favorite eye widening moments (watch out for the guitar section at the end of the song that descends from the heavens).

While the guitar is the James Dean of the record, Nerves Junior separates themselves with their use of layering electronics that come in and out of each song, texturizing every bit of the soundscapes they create.  I was so smitten with "Kale" I e-mailed the band and asked if I could shoot a free music video for the song.  After some time they agreed.  I hopped on a plane and banged out the video which should be available later this month. Being a music blogger without running ads or making any money, I'm basically a music fan with a blank page to fill.  It's bands like Nerves Junior and tracks like "Kale" that remind me why WLFY exists and more importantly, why I love to share music for strangers.  As it stands now, "Kale" is my favorite track of 2011 and it's going to be hard to knock it off the top spot.

6 comments:

  1. That guitar part is from heaven. Holy crap.

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  2. Nice find. Liking this a lot.

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  3. Hearing them play live is amazing and my favorite is swimmers ear you just cant help but dance... i dare you to try...

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  4. Ha! Just when I thought this kind of music was a thing of the past! Thanks.

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