NOTHING enlisted Ryan Hemsworth to remix the band’s “Nineteen Ninety Heaven” single when Domenic Palermo reached out to Hemsworth. Although an unlikely pairing, as Interview Magazine points out, “Unexpected pairings often yield the best results, and Ryan Hemsworth‘s remix of shoegaze band Nothing‘s track ‘Ninety Nine Heaven’ is no exception.”
In a statement to Interview, Palermo offers insight into the personal struggles that created such a moving piece of music:
“When I began writing this song it had a very dreamy vibe. I envisioned dreams that would occur in my early teens when I started to deal with my earliest signs of fear and anxiety. I was 13 an older friend gave me LSD without telling me. I had come home acting very erratic and my recently deceased father, had recently gone from being an abusive alcoholic to an abusive born again Christian, held me in a corner and screamed in tongues at me while holding his hands across my forehead. I had a really unfortunate time that held an effect on me for awhile. I’d start to urinate in my own bed from the horrible things my mind was projecting on myself. I started to try and keep myself awake by pretending I was a spy or soldier or someone who was more brave. Reality was hard to decipher during that time. I got past it eventually and stopped peeing the bed, unless I’m really drunk.”
Ryan Hemsworth also added, “NOTHING definitely gives me hope for the 13 or 14 year old kid right now who wants to learn guitar and can’t find any new good bands. I hope they find Guilty Of Everything and listen to it 200 times, and then Tired Of Tomorrow 300 times.”
STREAM: “Nineteen Ninety Heaven (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)” –
NOTHING recently released their critically acclaimed new album Tired of Tomorrow via Relapse Records. The album charted on the following Billboard charts: #39 Top Current Albums, #128 Billboard Top 200, #1 Heatseekers Chart, #2 Vinyl Chart, #7 Hard Music Chart, #15 Rock Chart, #8 Independent Chart.
NOTHING are currently on the “Tired of Tourism” tour, which has the band hitting cities across North America with Relapse labelmates WRONG, California’s Culture Abuse and select dates with Citizen. The trek also includes festival appearances at Lollapalooza, Governor’s Ball, Spillover, Shaky Knees, Levitation, Forecastle, and more including the recently announced Coney Island show with Jane’s Addiction and Dinosaur Jr.
North American Tour Dates:
06/28 – Austin, TX @ Sidewinder ^
06/29 – Dallas, TX @ RBC
07/01 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
07/02 – Tampa, FL @ Local 662 ^
07/03 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth ^
07/05 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Motorco *
07/06 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
07/07 – Washington D.C. @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
07/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
07/09 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
07/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel*
07/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Amphitheater at Coney Island#
07/16 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
7/27 – Chicago, IL @ Metro !
7/28 – Chicago, IL @ Metro !
07/30 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/02 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
08/03 – London, ON @ Rumrunners
08/04 – Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
08/05 – Montreal, QC @ Sala Rosa
08/06 – Rochester, NY @ Bugjar
08/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
^ with Wrong and Culture Abuse
* with Culture Abuse and Citizen
* with Culture Abuse and Citizen
# with Jane’s Addiction and Dinosaur Jr.
! with Jane’s Addiction