New Nurses – “Caterpillar Playground”

It’s fitting Portland pop crew Nurses decided to call their new collection Apple’s Acre: They could’ve easily retitled it Apples In Stereo’s Sound. It’s not that the trio doesn’t bring their own details to the Elephant 6 thing — their take’s more obviously lo-fi, raw, strange, and in a song like “Technicolor,” sorta early Devendra Banhart-esque — but the overlaps are there, and should be a treat for folks who enjoy breezy vintage-sounding psychedelia. See, for instance, “Caterpillar Playground.”

Nurses – “Caterpillar Playground” (MP3)

The map to Apple’s Acre:

Apple’s Acre is out 8/4 via Dead Oceans. You can hear more from it at MySpace. On the road:

06/06 – Portland, OR @ Holocene #
06/14 – Olympia, WA @ The Northern %
06/16 – Oakland, CA @ TBA %
06/17 – Fresno, CA @ Audies Olympic/Club Fred $
06/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory %
06/20 – San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe %

# w/ Talkdemonic, Explode Into Colors
% w/ Prussia
$ w/ Prussia, Capillary Action

[Band photo by Nilina Mason-Campbell]

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