Birmingham punk-rock mainstays, Nowhere Squares (Paul Wilm, Justin Cordes Wilm, Mikey Williams, Andy Sizemore, and Wes Reid), have been playing together in some form or another for twenty-one years. However, 2019 has brought a new element to the fold with the release of All Mixed Up and Nowhere to Dance, a remixed companion album to their 2018 release All Messed Up and Nowhere to Go. Featuring work from Inkline of Birmingham rap group Nerves Baddington, All Mixed Up offers a stylistic detour with the appearance of 808 drums and heavy bass in conjunction with the Nowhere Squares’ impressive and chaotic energy. MusicBham spoke to Paul in anticipation of the release on Earth Libraries:
Hi Paul! How did the remix album with Inkline come together?
We were scheduled to play a show with Nerves Baddington at The Nick in the winter of 2018 and Ryan (Inkline) made a promo video where he remixed “Quit It” and placed it behind this trippy animated visual of us. It looked… [read more…]
Birmingham Alabama is bursting at the seams with incredible talent, from an amazing visual arts community to some of the best music in the Southeastern region. We have all the talent but not a whole lot of resources to find out about it.
Welcome to Monotonia is a Birmingham web series designed to expose the pure raw talent of both the local and traveling artist and musicians who perform in our city!
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The latest music video from Nerves Baddington – “Addict” – The whole world is addicted to one thing or another — Nerves invites you to discover your inner-addict and embrace your fleshly desires. One day at a time. It works if you work it. Plug-in, Mother Pluggers!
Buffalo. Harmony and balance. Purification observing the healing of vision. The grass of relations drains fast into the inheritance of borrowing. Let the Black Hills be approached with one mind, one heart, and as one people. A starting point. Stemming from mistakes and little victories. Carbon spinning with footprint control. Movement for progress. Rebuild and thrive from lessons woven delicately in our past. There is always a line. Instruct the merriment of symbolism to misplace the baggage of claims. For we are all connected to the Buffalo.
The Buffalo recordings take shape over the course of an extensive touring schedule and personal events unforeseen. We press on… Negatives become our twist. Situations in shift. Stacks of concrete bookend the prairies as time marches. But where? On is abstract.
Jesse Payne stems from a soil deep in the Southeastern region of the United States. He nests in scenic views of trees and mountains blending into valleys of skyscrapers and barns. Canvas for his yellow shade of timeless polaroids transposing over lake and swing suggests an inheritance of owls and their nocturnal solitude. His sound and sight each born from a landscape of heavy cotton hands and autumn chairs.