Nots – “Virgin Mary” (Stereogum Premiere)

Geoffery Brent Shrewsbury

Nots – “Virgin Mary” (Stereogum Premiere)

Geoffery Brent Shrewsbury

Memphis garage-rock aggressors Nots will follow up debut album We Are Nots with a new 7″ this summer to accompany tour dates with skuzz-rock royalty including Black Lips, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, and Cold Beat. Built around an incessantly cycling bass riff and ragtag drums, “Virgin Mary” flares up into an abrasive array of noises — jagged synths, discordant guitars, antagonistic vocals — before veering into a chaotic conclusion. Hear it below.

Check out Nots on tour:

05/15 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada*
05/16 Austin, TX @ Red 7*
05/17 Lubbock, TX @ Depot District Obar*
05/18 Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits*
05/19 Tucson, AZ @ Hang Art*
05/20 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar*
05/21 Los Angeles, CA @ Jewels Catch One*
05/22 Fresno, CA @ Dynamite Vinyl
05/23 San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room*
05/24 Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place*
05/25 Oakland, CA @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Records$
05/26 Eureka, CA @ The Shanty*
05/28 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios*
05/29 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern*
05/30 Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret*
06/01 Calgary, AB @ Palomino Social Club*
06/02 Missoula, MT @ Stage 112*
06/03 Salt Lake City, UT@ Urban Lounge*
06/05 Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater*
06/06 Lincoln, NE @ Vega*
06/08 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar*
06/11 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone*
06/20 Birmingham, AL @ Happenin Fest%
07/11 Columbus, OH @ 4th & 4th Fest

* w/ Quintron & Miss Pussycat
$ w/ Cold Beat
% w/ Black Lips

The “Virgin Mary” 7″ is coming soon via Goner.

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