Nox Boys

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 ”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

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.

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
Nox Boys
Date Artist City Venue
03/12 Pow Wows Pow Wows in Charlotte, NC Snug Harbor
Time: 9:00pm. w/ Paint Fumes
03/13 Pow Wows Pow Wows in Chapel Hill, NC The Cave Tavern
Time: 9:00pm. w/ Couches
03/14 Pow Wows Pow Wows in Atlanta, GA Star Bar
Time: 9:00pm. w/ Subsonics, Black Linen
03/15 Pow Wows Pow Wows in Athens, GA TBA
Time: 9:00pm.
03/16 Pow Wows Pow Wows in Knoxville, TN TBA
Time: 9:00pm.
03/17 Pow Wows Pow Wows in Nashville, TN Stone Fox
Time: 9:00pm. w/ Sherbert, Tyler Keith
03/18 Pow Wows Pow Wows in Memphis, TN Buccaneer Lounge
Time: 9:00pm. w/ Sherbert, Toy Trucks
03/19 Pow Wows Pow Wows in Houston, TX Big Top
Time: 9:00pm. w/ Nick Gaitan and the Umbrella Men
03/20 Pow Wows Pow Wows in San Antonio, TX The Mix
Time: 9:00pm. w/ The Two Tens, King Pelican
03/21 Pow Wows Pow Wows in Austin, TX SXSW
Time: 9:00pm. Valhalla / Get Hip Showcase Venue TBA

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