• Album Of The Week: Nervous Dater Call In The Mess

    1 day ago - By Stereogum

    Rachel Lightner is like a bat out of hell. Intense and panicky, Lightner's voice wails and squeaks and soars and packs a walloping punch. On Nervous Dater's 2017 debut album, Don't Be A Stranger , Lightner is an occupying force. “It's hard to ask for help when you don't really want it/ Passed out on the train in your own vomit” goes the commanding hook on highlight “ Bad Spanish .” “It's fine, I said, I'll bash my fucking head through the wall/ So I don't have to call you before I go to bed.” Their lyrics are wordy and precise, toppling over themselves in a glorious mess. The songs are...
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