Nots – “Reactor” (Stereogum Premiere)

Memphis’ girl gang Nots have evolved into their wildest incarnation yet. Beginning as a collaboration between guitarist Natalie Hoffmann and drummer Charlotte Watson, the band bulked up for the release of their first full-length LP, We Are Nots, adding Madison Farmer on bass and Alexandra Eastburn on synthesizer to sharpen the edges of their jagged sound. Today we share with you “Reactor,” the third track from the upcoming release and a comprehensive snapshot of the band’s raw punk aesthetic: a driving bass line, deft power chords, and vocals that fall somewhere between singing and talking, with a frantic synth that squirms under the other instruments, and plenty of distortion. Check out the new track below.

We Are Nots is out 11/11 on Goner. Nots are heading out on tour to coincide with the release of their LP:

11/08 – Memphis, TN @ Buccaneer w/ Black Abba, Buldgerz, DJ Shopping Bag
11/11 – St. Louis, MO @ CBGB w/ Kowabunga Kid, Babe Lords
11/12 – Kansas City, MO @ Minibar w/ Pop Crimes, Kool 100’s
11/13 – Omaha, NE @ Sweatshop w/ Digital Leather, Coaxed
11/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ ShitBiscuit w/ Solid Attitude, Claps
11/15 – Madison, WI @ Turkey Fest w/ The Hussy, Digital Leather
11/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Circle A w/ Olives
11/17 – Chicago, IL @ Bric-A-Brac Records (early)
11/17 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Dream Police, Honey
11/18 – Indianapolis, IN @ GPC w/ Raw McCartney
11/19 – Detroit, MI @ Painted Lady (Timmy’s Taco Night) w/ Feelings
11/20 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class w/ Obnox, Kill the Hippies
11/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ tBA
11-22 – New Brunswick, NJ @ Jock Strap w/ Pebbles
11/23 – Jersey City, NJ – WFMU ON THE AIR
11/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades w/ Degreaser
11/24 – Allie’s Birthday!
11/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Bourbon & Branch w/ Abandos, Blowdryer
11/26 – Baltimore, MD @ Windup Space
11/28 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/ Zoners, Slugga
11/29 – Oxford, MS @ Cats Purring Dude Ranch w/ Nervs, Tangles
12/01 – Memphis, TN @ Murphy’s w/ Blind Shake

We Are Nots is out 11/11 on Goner Records.

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