Nation of Language

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. Now in 2021, they continue to turn heads having released one of the most critically acclaimed debut albums of last year, 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.

A Way Forward is the follow up to Introduction, Presence. While much of the sounds on the band's previous record garnered comparisons to the synth-punk sound of the '80s, on this new offering the band delved heavily into the Krautrock pioneers and electronic experimentalists of the '70s for inspiration in the studio, stretching their boundaries in new and different ways. Recorded during the lockdowns of 2020, production on A Way Forward was divided between Introduction, Presence producer Abe Seiferth and Nick Milhiser of Holy Ghost!

Past Shows


Mar
31
st
2022
Fine Line
Mar
31
st
2022
Fine Line
Cancelled

Nation of Language

with Ducks Ltd.
Oct
5
th
2021
Turf Club
Oct
5
th
2021
Turf Club

Nation of Language

with The Wants
Mar
14
th
2020
Turf Club
Mar
14
th
2020
Turf Club
Cancelled

Adam Green

with Nation of Language

More Shows

Oct
3
rd
Turf Club

W.I.T.C.H. (We Intend To Cause Havoc)

with PAINT
Aug
11
th
Fine Line

CAM

with Amythyst Kiah
Sep
16
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Juicy Scoop Live with Heather McDonald

Nov
3
rd
7th St Entry

The Brevet