Curling share ‘URDoM’ single

Curling press photo

Curling have released their brand new studio album ‘No Guitar’. The band’s cross-continental founders Bernie Gelman (Bay Area) and Jojo Brandel (Japan) earned acclaim spanning Guitar World, Northern Transmissions, Ghettoblaster Magazine, and Atwood Magazine for early album cuts Hi-Elixir and Patience. Indie rock vocal harmonies play over a luxurious composition of skittering percussion and intricate guitar on final single URDoM which is out now. Written by Jojo, the breezy song’s secretly sarcastic title comes from something a coworker in Japan jokingly yelled at him publicly in the office after messing up with a client. “Do M” in Japan means to be a masochist, or someone who enjoys pain. Listen to URDoM via YouTube below.

No Guitar is a record of musical complications that sound effortless, cloaking the heavy thematic undertones such as isolation, romantic heartbreak and the loss of a loved one. The lush and intricate songs cover a myriad of stylistic ground, from power-pop’s punchy bittersweetness and rustling indie-folk to the openhearted intricacy of Midwestern emo. Gelman and Brandel are joined for the first time by drummer Kynwyn Sterling, whose percussive prowess strengthens the band’s sound more than ever before. Their summer tour is underway and includes a support date Nation Of Language in Vancouver.

‘No Guitars’ tangle of electronics, gestures towards the future’s perpetual uncertainties while also pointing towards an exciting new future.

North American tour dates

^ = w/ Nation of Language

8/14: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater ^

8/16: Grass Valley, CA @ Unchuch

8/17: Upland, CA @ Hyrule Temple

8/18: Oakland, CA @ Oakland Secret

8/19: Seattle, WA @ Central Saloon

8/20: Centralia, WA @ Space Place House

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