Nag: False Anxiety 7"

Total Punk Records

$6.00

Atlanta is quickly becoming the southern capital of punk and one of it's busiest ambassadors would be Brannon Greene (Predator, GHB, Acid Freaks, Frantic, Beat Beat Beat... the list goes on).  Nag (pronounced Nog) is his newest project and expounds even further on the anxious energy of his previous outlet Predator. Choppy/ angular guitars complemented by a truly killer rhythm section. Dark punk at it's finest.  'False Anxiety' is the follow up to their killer 7 song demo from last year and is one of the most interesting original punk singles I've heard in some time.  A band not to be missed live and look out for a full length on Total Punk later this year. 100% TOTAL PUNK!

Our take: combining elements of jittery garage-punk, No Trend-esque noise-skronk, the groove of UK post-punk, and even a touch of black metal into one of the most distinctive sounds in current punk. I can think of few bands that are as daring in the way that they smash together and hop between genres, but that’s not all that Nag do. Their music is strange and unfamiliar, but it’s not just weirdness for its own sake… these are real songs, but they’re constructed and arranged in a way that makes most other bands seem positively one-dimensional and tame by contrast. This is one of those records that seems both totally fresh and totally familiar, like a worn-in pair of thrift store jeans that just happen to fit you perfectly. Highly recommended.
Tags: 10s Atlanta post-punk punk recommended