March 19, 2008

Nub - Nub

Artist - Nub
Title - S/T
Hometown - UK (1991-1998)
Label - And Then
Street Date - Out Now
RILY - 90's post hardcore emo with a shade of math

Karate? Is that who they remind me of?

Nub sound like the best of the emo post hardcore bands my old band Dahlia Seed played with during the ealy to mid 90's. Had we played a show with this band I probably would have begged to trade merch with them and I am certain their tape would have been played to death in our tour van.

You know, if they had a tape and stuff.

As far as I can tell Nub only had some singles out on Rough Trade and Flowershop and I had never heard of this band until a few days ago when I was breezing through the reviews in the back of the most recent MOJO magazine.

Aereogramme? Gravenhurst? Wedding Present? Death Cab? (Dave, help me out here!)

It's good stuff, that's what you really need to know and if you are wondering if their music held up to the test of time, this debut record 16 years after the fact sounds a lot better than most of my records from that same time period. Maybe even better than a few Dahlia Seed records, ha!