GET HIP RECORDINGS New Release: NOX BOYS «S/T» – Debut Album on 180-gram Vinyl & CD – OUT 1/24/2014

GET HIP RECORDINGS: NOX BOYS “S/T” – Debut Album – Release Date: 1/24/2014

NOX BOYS “S/T”

Catalog #: GH-1167 LP / CD

Release Date: January 24, 2014

Track Listing:

  1. Desperate Girl
  2. Novelty
  3. Military School
  4. Take My Heart and Break It
  5. Susie Lee
  6. Mrs. Jackson
  7. I Don’t Care Anymore
  8. Smilin’ Dave
  9. Mr. No One
  10. The Witch
  11. Save Me


“There are garage bands, the kind of bands that kids form in their garage. And then there are GARAGE bands, the kind that tap into the spirit of the Sonics and the Swamp Rats. That’s where you find the Nox Boys.”
Scott Mervis |Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sales Points:
• Recorded and produced by Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Dirtbombs) at Ghetto Recorders in Detroit

• Gregg Kostelich (The Cynics) plays featured fuzz guitar on “Military School”

• Album photos by famed photographer Theresa Kereakes

Nox Boys (Official Website) facebook.com/noxboys

Description:
If listening to teenage rock bands too often brings to mind the adage about youth being wasted on the young, then the teenage rock bands you’re listening to aren’t the Nox Boys. The Pittsburgh garage-rockers bring a wild, youthful abandon together with big, sophisticated sounds on their self-titled Get Hip debut album. It recalls everything from ’60s originals like The Sonics and The Standells to the current crop of fuzz-rockers like The Black Lips and Broncho — and three of them are still in high school.

Lead vocalist Zack Keim has the swagger of a Them-era Van Morrison on songs like "I Don’t Care Anymore"; his guitar howls in harmony with Bob Powers’ slide guitar somewhere up in the stratosphere on "Mr. No One," and there’s an irreverent but sincere nod to the innocence of past decades in the hooky pop of "Susie Lee." The pounding rhythm section is relentless, shaking the floor like a V-8 on nitrous.

Recorded with garage master Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Dirtbombs) in Detroit, Nox Boys is bound to floor critics — especially coming from a crew of teenagers. Where so many contemporary garage bands are thirtysomethings trying to recall their youth, Nox Boys are the essence of garage rock: Kids blowing off steam, and making timeless tunes in the process.

Nox Boys:
The concept for the Nox Boys was born when veteran slide guitarist Bob Powers met with singer/guitarist Zack Keim at an open mic in Blawnox, PA, a small factory town set alongside the Allegheny River. Powers had been performing as a sideman for the late Pittsburgh guitar legend Warren King’s last band, J. J. Burner.

The duo formed the Nox Boys and soon enlisted Sam Berman, Powers’ nephew and a talented young drummer. Keim’s friend David Weaver joined as the band’s bassist/keyboardist but was forced to leave after only a couple of shows when he moved to a different school. His sudden departure inspired the Nox Boys’ first original song, “Military School.”

Weaver was replaced by current bassist Zach Stadtlander, who also attends Fox Chapel High School along with Sam and Zack.

The Nox Boys rose quickly in Pittsburgh’s underground “garage” scene, gaining attention with their high-energy performances and original take on hard-edged, in-your-face, teenage angst-filled rock ’n’ roll. Michael Kastelic, singer for Pittsburgh garage rock legends The Cynics, was impressed with the band’s sound. He brought their demo tape to the attention of Cynics guitarist Gregg Kostelich, co-owner of internationally renowned garage-punk label Get Hip Records. Surprised by the young band’s talent and dedication to the genre, Kostelich signed the Nox Boys, supporting them in the production of their self-titled, debut LP.

With the help of the Nox Boys and their original, teenage garage-punk sound, rock ’n’ roll will never die!

Upcoming Shows:

Saturday January 18th, 2014 – Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, PA) – Record Release Party with Meeting Of Important People

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