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Nation of Language
May 17 • 9:00 pm PDT
Brooklyn-based synth auteurs Nation of Language entered 2020 as one of the most heralded new acts of recent memory, having only released a handful of singles but already earning high-praise from the likes of NME, FADER, Stereogum, Pitchfork, etc.. They continue to turn heads having released one of the most critically acclaimed debut albums of 2020 “Introduction, Presence’”and recent breakout single “A Different Kind of Life”. The band’s ability to blend the upbeat with a healthy dose of sardonic melancholy made it a staple on year-end ‘Best of 2020’ lists, led PASTE magazine to dub the album ‘The most exciting synth-pop debut in years’ , and landed the band major radio play from The BBC, KCRW, KEXP, SiriusXM and countless others. Inspired by the early new-wave and punk movements, the band quickly earned a reputation for delivering frenzied nights of unconventional bliss to rapt audiences, and established themselves as bright young stars emerging from a crowded NYC landscape.
KCRW Presents: Nation of Language at the Fonda on Wednesday, May 17 with Reggie Watts and DJ sets by KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe.