NUCULAR AMINALS

WARNING: Do not let their intentionally misspelled band name and large, welcoming spectacles deceive you: Nucular Aminals are a serious band and you need to pay undivided attention to their sound.

This breed of Aminals was formed in Portland, Oregon by four distinctly rare species of musician who specialize in perfect pop melancholy. In 2007, Robert Comitz (Hornet Leg, November Witch) and Erin Schmith (who played together in the San Francisco duo Marriage + Cancer) moved to the Pacific Northwest, with fellow musician Jheremy Grigsby. In Portland they joined forces with ace drummer Wiley Hickson (Total Bros.) and they haven’t looked back since.

On repeated listens one might hear the morose echoes of Magnetic Fields, the most tasteful moments of the best Nirvana tracks, the jazzy entanglement of The Doors, Daniel Johnstons’ cerebral lyricism, and most certainly Os Mutantes’ insistent sonic playfulness. Underneath Robert’s soothing nasal delivery and flavorful guitar musings, the Aminals collective expertise reveals itself: Jheremy’s bass stylings are the propulsive pace that holds the entire rhythmic canvas together like warm glue, Wiley plays the traps with youthful swing and sway, and Erin’s fanciful fingerstrokes on the farfisa cuddle and purr. Stitched together these virtuosos create an inhale, exhale that lets the audience breathe easily: zen is attained.

Nucular Aminals tour and perform quite often, playing with respectable groups like Harlem, Grass Widow, The Intelligence, Christmas and Nodzzz. They have a self-titled debut album for K [KLP233] that was released in June 2011. A follow-up 7″, “Nobody’s Man” b/w “Kill Your Dogs” and “Garrison + Phillips/Garrison Phillips” (IPU137), was released in September 2011. Seeing them live is a must and if you are lucky (and you will be) they will even serenade you in Portuguese!

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Shifting smoothly from surf to pop to rock and back again, the Nucular Aminals’ International Pop Underground 7″ Nobody’s Man [IPU137] squeezes talent of the Portland-based rockers and brings it straight to the forefront…

Nucular Aminals - Nobody's Man

The Nucular Aminals’ music is dreamy and tin-toned, airy and yet still dark, conjuring the cloudiness of the Northwest in its unique, textured tones. From their new album Nucular Aminals [KLP233]

Nucular Aminals - Bob Flanagan

Nucular Aminals

Photo by Cailin W. Carlile

Nucular Aminals

Photo by Cailin W. Carlile

Nucular Aminals

Photo by Cailin W. Carlile

Nucular Aminals

Photo by Cailin W. Carlile

For booking inquiries please contact nucularaminals@yahoo.com
Date City Venue Country
03/16/13 Nucular Aminals in Amsterdam Occii Netherlands
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Amstelveenseweg 134 Amsterdam Oud-Zuid.
03/15/13 Nucular Aminals in Tournai Water Moulin Belgium
Time: 8:00pm.
03/14/13 Nucular Aminals in Strasbourg Le Mudd France
Time: 8:00pm.
03/13/13 Nucular Aminals in Brussels Madame Moustache Belgium
Time: 8:00pm.
03/12/13 Nucular Aminals in Rennes Le Sympatique France
Time: 8:00pm.
03/11/13 Nucular Aminals in Bordeaux Saint Ex France
Time: 8:00pm.
03/10/13 Nucular Aminals in Vitoria Ibu Hots Spain
Time: 8:00pm.
03/09/13 Nucular Aminals in Donosti Le Bukowski Spain
Time: 8:00pm.
03/08/13 Nucular Aminals in Madrid Nasti Spain
Time: 8:00pm.
03/07/13 Nucular Aminals in Barcelona Sala Almodobar Spain
Time: 8:00pm.
03/06/13 Nucular Aminals in Montpellier Le Mojomatic France
Time: 8:00pm.
03/05/13 Nucular Aminals in Milano Atomic Waste Italy
Time: 8:00pm. Address: via felice casati 24 20124 Milan, Italy.
03/04/13 Nucular Aminals in Vienna Arena Dreiraum Austria
Time: 8:00pm.
03/03/13 Nucular Aminals in Warsaw Cafe Kulturalna Poland
Time: 8:00pm.
03/02/13 Nucular Aminals in Leipzig Zoro Germany
Time: 8:00pm.
03/01/13 Nucular Aminals in Berlin White Trash Germany
Time: 8:00pm.
02/28/13 Nucular Aminals in Bremen TBA Denmark
Time: 8:00pm.
02/27/13 Nucular Aminals in Groningen TBA Netherlands
Time: 8:00pm.
02/26/13 Nucular Aminals in Utrech TBA Netherlands
Time: 8:00pm.
02/21/13 Nucular Aminals in Portland, OR Mississippi Studios United States
Time: 8:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 3939 N Mississippi Ave. Venue phone: (503) 288-3895. NUCULAR AMINALS EURO TOUR KICKOFF! W/ STAY CALM & FOR THE LASH!
11/12/12 Nucular Aminals in Davis, CA The Davis Bike Collective United States
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 1221 4th Street. w/ TBA
11/12/12 Nucular Aminals in Davis, CA The Bike Collective United States
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 1224 4th Street. w/ White Hole and MORE!
11/11/12 Nucular Aminals in Los Angeles, CA Smell, The United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $5. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 247 S. Main. w/ Magic Johnson and Neonates
11/11/12 Nucular Aminals in Los Angeles, CA Smell, The United States
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 247 S. Main. w/ Magic Johnson, Neonates, Crazy Band
11/11/12 Nucular Aminals in Los Angeles, CA Smell, The United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 247 S. Main. w/ Magic Johnson, Neonates & Sad Horse
11/10/12 Nucular Aminals in Oakland, CA TBA United States
Time: 8:00pm. w/ Shannon & the Clams and TBA
11/10/12 Nucular Aminals in Oakland, CA Sugar Mountain United States
Time: 8:00pm. w/ Shannon & the Clams, Peach Kelli Pop
11/10/12 Nucular Aminals in Oakland, CA Sugar Mountain United States
Time: 8:00pm. w/ Shannon & The Clams, Peach Kelli Pop, Bonadventures
11/09/12 Nucular Aminals in Reno, NV Holland Project United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 122 Ridge Street, Suite B.
11/09/12 Nucular Aminals in Reno, NV Holland Project United States
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 122 Ridge Street, Suite B. w/ Thee Indoors, Uncanny Valley, Penny + Her Lowercase Kindred
11/09/12 Nucular Aminals in Reno, NV Holland Project United States
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 122 Ridge Street, Suite B. w/ Thee Indoors + Penny & Her Lowercase Kindred
11/03/12 Nucular Aminals in Portland, OR Know, The United States
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 2026 Alberta Street NE. Venue phone: (503) 473-8729. w/ Hurry Up and TBA RECORD RELEASE!
11/03/12 Nucular Aminals in Portland, OR The Know United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $5. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2026 NE Alberta St. RECORD RELEASE PARTY! w/ The Whines, Tiny KNives

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"When those vocal harmonies sink in just right, an indie prettiness settles on Nucular Aminals that helps to reinforce the light touch with which they seem to approach most everything about making music. "
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