San Francisco-based band NRVS LVRS is the dreamy darkwave project of husband & wife duo Andrew Gomez and Bevin Fernandez. They’ll release their sophomore album ‘Electric Dread’ on June 30, but you can stream the album now via Soundcloud below.
Last month band revealed the official video for their new single I Am Almost Perfectly Awake, which is lifted from ‘Electric Dread’. You can watch the video, which was directed by David Dutton, via YouTube below.
NRVS LVRS cite acts like Massive Attack, Can, and Kate Bush as influences and 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. They spent the summer of 2016 recording ‘Electric Dread’ with producer Larry Crane at Jackpot! Studio in Portland.
1. Primer Impacto
2. I Am Almost Perfectly Awake (stream)
3. Neon Black
5. Castling (stream)
7. Rich Man
8. Silver Spoons
9. Lost To The Max (stream)
10. I Don’t Know Anyone
11. Sparrow & The Sea
NRVS LVRS have announced several west coast tour dates – see below. Additional tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
07.22 – San Francisco, CA @ Woods Island Club
08.08 – Oakland CA @ The Starline Social Club
08.24 – San Diego, CA @ Whistle Stop Bar