Angst-fueled punk 'n’ roll band NOPES return with their third head-butting album "Djörk", which shows the Bay Area foursome more than ready to bury one of the most disastrous years in recent memory in a cacophony of disaffection and feedback.
Bristling with angular riffs and glass-cutting hooks, "Djörk" is as unapologetically weird as it is offensively loud and noisy. True to their punk roots, NOPES bristle lyrically against work, class divisions, and the gentrifying soullessness of city life as youthful dreams are mercilessly stripped away.
Completed during the band's pandemic hibernation, "Djörk" offers 13 compact blasts of raw snarl shot through with rock and noise credentials. It calls to mind fellow punk emissaries DRIVE LIKE JEHU and THE BRONX, while still maintaining NOPES' signature assault on the genre's boundaries.
Limited edition LP (clear vinyl with oxblood marbling)
01. Pocket Square Motherfucker
02. Smile Room
03. Under the Leather
04. Make a Long Gory Wart
05. Lithium Hop
06. Drink the Cat
07. No Doze
10. Needle Swallow
11. Amber Is the Color of Your Alert
12. Son of Sam's Club
13. Synonym for Defeat