Nap Eyes – “I’m Bad”

We’ve been patiently awaiting Nap Eyes’ third LP, I’m Bad Now, since they announced it with “Every Time The Feeling” followed by “Dull Me Line” not too long afterward. Today, they’ve shared another, the not-quite title track “I’m Bad,” with a video directed by Halifax-based filmmaker Seth Smith. The second-person, self-deprecating conversation vocalist Nigel Chapman has with himself helped provide the vision for Smith’s accompanying portrayal:

It’s a pretty relaxed, contemplative track. It made me think of someone posing for a portrait. I was thinking of self-image and the idea of seeing yourself through another person’s eyes. It was a fun set up, and a great group of not-bad people.

It is pretty fun. Who doesn’t love the little annoyances of period clothing, constant making out, and the palpable frustration of a painter whose subjects won’t keep still? Just wait ‘til you see how it turns out.

TOUR DATES:
03/08 – Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
04/03 – Toronto, ON @ The Baby G
04/04 – Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
04/05 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
04/06 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
04/07 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
04/09 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
04/10 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
04/12 – Atlanta,, GA @ The Earl
04/13 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
04/14 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
04/16 – Washington, DC @ DC9
04/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
04/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere – Zone One
04/20 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
04/30 – Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar At Vega
05/01 – Aarhus, DK @ TAPE
05/02 – Berlin, DE @ Monarch
05/03 – Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
05/04 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso (Upstairs)
05/05 – Cologne, DE @ King Georg
05/06 – Gent, BE @ Dok
05/07 – Paris, FR @ Supersonic
05/08 – London, UK @ Oslo Hackney
05/09 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare And Hounds
05/10 – Glasgow, UK @ Hug & Pint
05/11 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
05/12 – Brighton, UK @ Prince Albert

I’m So Bad is out 3/9 via Paradise Of Bachelors, You’ve Changed, and Jagjaguwar. Pre-order it here.