In poking around the lineup for this weekend's Budget Rock
festival, I've become smitten with the online offerings of Orland, Ca. band Nothing People
. The group's no wave sci fi aesthetic is self-described as the sound of "fuzz, echo and smoke;" other critics liken the group to Debris
, and I hear bits of Eno-style art-glam hooks in there as well. Their music is a buncha dirgy, dirty, downward-spiral looking goodies, recommended also for fans of the Intelligence'
s nervous buzzing (although Nervous People are a tad more polished). So many good songs on their MySpace page
, but I'd recommend most "Sickness"
and "In the City."
If you like what you hear, grab a copy of their limited-edition LP, Anonymous
, and check them live at Budget Rock on Saturday, Oct. 25. -- Jennifer Maerz