Nectarines make slightly-gothic dream pop with a vibe that feels a bit like The Pixies on codeine. Glorious, honeyed, heavy, and rhythmic, Nectarines recall a time when clove cigarettes, asymmetrical haircuts, and dark fashion told you were in the right place. The band is led by vocalist/guitarist Nima Kazerouni of So Many Wizards, an acclaimed Los Angeles DIY institution that continues to release albums to a widening audience. In Summer 2015, Kazerouni forged a friendship with drummer Allie Bumstead, with Kazerouni traveling to Long Beach from LA to hang out and jam. During these garage sessions, the friendship deepened as Allie became Nima’s dating therapist between working out song structures and lyrics. Kazerouni solidified Nectarines by moving into Bumstead’s house; she, in turn, recruited a group of ringers to round out the group’s lineup: Corina Camacho on keys, Elise Ewoldt on bass, and Rachel Rufrano on lead guitar.
A passion project born over coffee, beer, and broken hearts, Nectarines makes music for introspective dancing. The band’s debut EP was recorded by Scott Barber at The Barber Shop Recording Studio (Sean Gadd, Samira Winter, Emily Lacy) in the hills of LA.
Listen to “Out Of My World” below:
“Goth-du-wop and dark heartbreak songs… A sweet tale of chance encounters and strong friendships forged over casual dating-therapy and jam sessions.” -Culture Collide
RIYL: Fear of Men, Veronica Falls, Grass Widow, The Pixies, Mazzy Star, So Many Wizards, Crown Plaza
Recommended Tracks: Track 2, “Out Of My World,” Track 3, “Happy For Now,” Track 4, “Interference,” Track 6, “Waterslide”
Label: Porch Party Records
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