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"Across That Fine Line" - Nation of Language (you need to hear this!)

Photo credit - Piper Ferguson

One of my favorite (newer) musical discoveries is the Brooklyn post-punk/new wave band, Nation of Language. Think of The National crossed with something New Order/Joy Division-inspired, and you would have them. 

My favorite track off their sophomore album "A Way Forward" - which was just released! - is "Across That Fine Line." Listen to it and see if you aren't hooked immediately:


On "A Way Forward!", the band nods toward the sounds of Kraftwerk and Neu!, and it's VERY easy to hear that in their music - with a uniquely 2021 twist. Honestly, it's been a minute since I've heard a good new post-punk band, so I'm happy I heard them this past year. 

In 2022, they'll be headlining a tour of the EU. Dates below - if you live in the EU, see if you can catch them. COVID getting worse permitting:

Nation of Language Tour Dates:
01/10 - Cologne, DE @ YUCA [tickets]
01/11 - Antwerp, BE @ TRIX Bar [no pre-sale]
01/12 - Amsterdam, NE @ Paradisio [tickets]
01/14 - Hamburg, DE @ Turmzimmer [tickets]
01/15 - Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar [tickets]
01/16 - Stockholm, SE @ Obaren [free]
01/17 - Oslo, NO @ Bla [tickets]
01/19 - Berlin, DE @ Lido [tickets]
01/20 - Zurich, CH @ Kater [tickets]
01/22 - Barcelona, ES @ Laut [tickets]
01/23 - Madrid, ES @ Sala El Sol [tickets]
01/25 - Paris, FR @ Supersonic [free]
01/27 - Leeds, UK @ Hyde Park Book Club [SOLD OUT]
01/28 - Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast [SOLD OUT]
01/29 - Dublin, IE @ The Grand Social [tickets]
01/30 - Manchester, UK @ YES Basement [SOLD OUT]
01/31 - London, UK @ Lafayette [SOLD OUT]

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