You'd think that with a name like Nap Eyes, you'd get some sleepy, lustless bedroom rock tunes from this four-piece Canadian band. Though Nap Eyes' work is simple to digest and sometimes drips with listlessness, these guys are far from slackers, and their new album, I'm Bad Now, out March 9th, is proof.
The upcoming album might be the most transparent and personal Nap Eyes offering to date, and constitutes the third chapter of an implicit, informal trilogy that includes their first album Whine of the Mystic (2014, reissued in 2015) and Thought Rock Fish Scale (2016), which was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize. Told through vacillating second-person verses and tight, shimmery guitar riffs, I'm Bad Now slithers through 11 tracks that emit both glimmer and gloom. The album tackles the binary of "good" vs. "bad" prevalent in children's make-believe games and the inherent team-switching that takes place during a lifetime.
Watch the video for the tracks "I'm Bad" and "Every Time the Feeling" below.