posted March 31st, 2020

With Both, terminal collaborator Bill Nace (Body/Head, Thurston Moore) has found a stimulating, chiaroscuro-stubbled path back to the electric guitar's anarchic promise, drawn through eight colorful pieces that are equal parts sound, noise and music. It's free guitar for the new age: improv with intention, construction and destruction, all with the grain and air of performance captured and telescoped in a sonic particle collider. Makes sense, and not just because of the chaotic times!

His latest drop, "Part 7" (with an industrialist, caliginous video courtesy of Jake Meginsky) enters our known-and-loved electric guitar galaxy on echoing power chords, pumping slow rock tempo. Storm clouds mass on the horizon, as long-delay reverb overtones wail ominously, nearly swallowing the riff whole. In the Naceverse though, a space-grained, weather-beaten ship means rock and roll is here to stay. "Part 7" is so acutely poignant, in these uncertain times and beyond. Watch the video above and point your ears towards May 22nd!

Artists in this story: Bill Nace