On April 16, Canadian band Nap Eyes brings their relaxed indie rock to DC9 Nightclub. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia the quartet is often compared to Pavement, Yo La Tengo or the Velvet Underground. Lead singer Nigel Chapman’s voice produces a flat effortless drawl reminiscent of Lou Reed’s calm and lucidity.
The acclaimed Canadian foursome formed in 2011 with Chapman writing songs from his home in Halifax. Brad Loughead (lead guitar), Josh Salter (bass) and Seamus Dalton (drums), all of whom live a twelve-hour drive away in Montreal, augment and arrange Chapman’s compositions. The result are songs possessing a new sonic clarity, depth and range that match his effortless melodies and extraordinary writing.
Touring in support of their third album entitled, I’m Bad Now, Nap Eyes performs with She Devils, and Paul Cherry on April 16 at DC9, 1940 Ninth St. NW. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The show starts at 8. $12.