An Altpunkwhateverthefuck Duo from Baltimore, MD
Unknown Nobodies have always been on Earth. A secret locked in a box, hidden in your closet – waiting to reignite your reality. A hapless mix of swishy melodies and itchy lyrics. Shapeless and shifty – started in a swamp. Their debut Kakistocracy, recorded by Roger Lima (Less Than Jake), was released in 2015. Then Jack (vocals/gtr/bass) left the swamp and moved into an apple. After clawing his way out of its core, he was seduced by the lure of a charming city where the pair are now cutting their mark into Baltimore’s twisted, cryptic history. In 2017 they released their second EP …Or The Devil Will Get You (recorded at If and Only If Productions, Brooklyn, NY) as well as a limited 7″ split on Leesta Vall Sound Recordings. In the summer of 2018 they began work on their first full length album The Perplexed Sky, produced by J. Robbins at Magpie Cage in Baltimore. J’s previous work includes Jawbox and Government Issue (member) as well as Clutch, Against Me!, and Jawbreaker (recording and production) among many others. The first single “Madeleine” is available now on all major streaming and download sites (And HERE!!). They expect to release the full album Spring 2019.
This isn’t the beginning, but nowhere near the end.
Unknown Nobodies have been described as everything from hard alternative to surf punk to garage rock and even paisley underground (depending on which release it is). The pair thinks of themselves as similar to The Wipers, mixed with early Screaming Trees, some Agent Orange, a bit of Social Distortion and just a touch of the White Stripes. One promoter described their new album as “dream grunge alt-punk” while the album’s producer J. Robbins said it reminded him of post-punk band The Chameleons. Amelia Vandergast of A&R Factory described them as “an ethereal bouncing mix which can be loosely defined as Alternative Garage Punk Rock…which takes inspiration from the likes of Social Distortion, Nirvana, The Stray Cats, Pixies and Joy Division.” The band says “Most people who like us each mention a different song as their favorite. That in itself, we think, is the greatest compliment we could ever receive. We always try to advance and grow in new directions with each release.”
“Every once in a while, you stumble across a track that you just know is going to become part of the soundtrack to your life. This Baltimore based band won me over from the first bar with their anthemic hit Jewel” – Amelia Vandergast, A&R Factory
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“Unknown Nobodies…have both a punk side and another that veers closer to paisley underground psychedelia” – New York Music Daily