Andrew Gomez, member of San Francisco band NRVS LVRS (pronounced Nervous Lovers), was recently quoted as saying “I listened to the demo of this song while staring at the city from my apartment building’s rooftop, and it’s the perfect soundtrack for when you’re pensively staring at the city lights and start feeling like an insignificant speck in the face of a tidal wave of change” while discussing their current single – and our GIGsoup Track of the Day – ‘City Lights’.
My current view of a dark, wet South East London would have led to an altogether more sombre mood, so thankfully Mr Gomez and his bandmates have provided the perfect source of escapism with this incredible debut. ‘City Lights’ is taken from the bands debut LP ‘The Golden West’ (out on Hz Records on the 16th March 2015) and is a clever electro-indie track that evolves throughout. It’s wickedly addictive and uses 80’s instrumentation to add an altogether different layer to proceedings.
We’re told that the album deals with a myriad of heady topics, aiming to explore the fading world of the political record. ‘’Each song examines a different point of view on the latest tech disruption and its leaders” says Gomez. ‘’What is happening in SF is happening in NYC, Detroit, and to my knowledge, just about every major city in the US & Europe, so the album’s themes of dread, uncertainty, and displacement feel pretty timely, if not universal,’’ Gomez continues. “We know we’re not the only ones experiencing an inordinate amount of disillusionment and disaffection.”
As long as there are multiple handclaps and more drum machines they can discuss what they like.
‘The Golden West’ is out March 16th via Hz Castle Records.