San Francisco-based band NRVS LVRS have shared their latest single Whatever & Ever. The single follows up the band’s acclaimed album ‘Electric Dread’. Whatever & Ever is available on all digital streaming services now. Take a listen to the track via Soundcloud below.
Whatever & Ever looks at our dissatisfaction with living in a perpetual stream of apocalyptic news, unsolicited opinions, and curated personal brands. Recorded in Los Angeles with Eric Palmquist (Wavves, Night Riots), the song asks if the empty dopamine hit from each new notification is making us ‘dumber / or maybe just distracted’ and makes the case for resignedly dancing through the end times. With synthesizers glitching & gurgling beneath him, A. Gomez’ wounded baritone invites us to consider the possibility that nobody was ever in charge & the party is winding down. NRVS LVRS have also announced a west coast tour which kicks off on Friday in Reno at The Loving Cup. All upcoming shows are listed below.
NRVS LVRS (pronounced “Nervous Lovers”) is the dreamy darkwave project of husband & wife duo Andrew Gomez and Bevin Fernandez. While citing acts like Massive Attack, Can, and Kate Bush as influences, their music flirts with caustic electro-pop elements similar to that of The Knife, Bat for Lashes, or Crystal Castles. The dulcet tones of Fernandez’ soaring vocals complimented by Gomez’ low crooning glide over layers of ominous synths, driving guitar, and precise percussion to create compelling electronic soundscapes.
San Francisco natives Gomez and Fernandez — recording as NRVS LVRS since 2014 — can be found offstage crate digging at Amoeba, cheering on the Warriors, and supporting the Bay Area art scene. The pair’s 2015 debut LP on Breakup Records, The Golden West, was praised by SF Weekly as “crepuscular and opaque, with a grimy layer to it that thinly disguises the vein of pop running through the song[s].” NRVS LVRS has since opened for acts like Jagwar Ma and Telekinesis and received glowing reviews from PopMatters and Noisey.
NRVS LVRS tour dates
03.08 – Reno, NV @ The Loving Cup
03.09 – Redding, CA @ The Dip
03.10 – Arcata, CA @ B.A.D. Collective Presents Outer Space
03.13 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
03.14 – Bellingham, WA @ The Firefly Lounge w/ Lié, Glitchlette, Scum Eating
03.15 – Portland, OR @ Dan Cable Presents The Library at Growley’s Taproom
03.16 – Victoria, BC, Canada @ House Show
03.17 – Victoria, BC, Canada @ Venue TBA
03.22 – San Fransisco, CA @ Everything Elastic Presents Amnesia