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North Carolina’s emotive indie rockers NAKED NAPS premiere new track!

NAKED NAPS is an experimental indie duo from Raleigh, NC that makes the most resonant, fresh, and well-rounded sound out of the most minimal instrumentation. Their upcoming record “Year of the Chump” will be released on vinyl, CD and digital formats by Self Aware Records on December 1st, 2017, and we’re totally stoked to give you their newest single called “All My Exes Live in Text Threads”. The track pushes what one would normally expect out of indie rock and shows two completely different shades of their craft: catchy, pop infused hooks, and atmospheric, artsy instrumentation that draws you into an dream-like state for the most of the running time. NAKED NAPS sounds very organic and warm, pulsing emotion around their hearty sound to build something truly beautiful. Listen to “All My Exes Live in Text Threads” and stay tuned for the full stream of “Year of the Chump” in early December!

Limited to 300 copies in the first pressing, “Year of the Chump” 12″ LP will also be available on CD and digital formats. GO HERE to pre-order.

Naked Naps is an upbeat indie rock duo from Raleigh NC. Their maturation into a local staple hasn’t sacrificed the qualities in their songwriting that retain the urgency of needing to start a band. While clearly interfacing with the current DIY network, they pull decidedly from Ted Leo, The Thermals, and Mission of Burma, they at times hint at highlights from the playbook of American Football, leaving you wondering why emo ever became a bad word. Naked Naps prove you can put your heart on your sleeve without losing your cool, and give lo-fi a higher mission than easy street cred. (Paul Blest)

Naked Naps‘ contemporaries—Speedy Ortiz, Cloud Nothings, Waxahatchee—evoke ’90s indie rock by nodding to grunge or pop-punk. But Naked Naps suggest both Cap’n Jazz’s hyperactive arrangements and K Records’ mix of confidence and simplicity. These songs can seem difficult, but they are ultimately beguiling. More than ever, Naked Naps‘ music lives up to its name, with urgent pop that balances intimacy, urgency and innocence. (Bryan Reed ~ Indy Week).

NAKED NAPS’ live dates:

12/2 @ King’s w/ Pullover, Zephyranthes
*Record Release*

1/11 @ Odditorium (Asheville, NC)
1/12 @ Petras (Charlotte, NC)
1/14 @ Ground Zero (Pensacola, FL)
1/17 @ Beerland (Austin, TX)
1/18 @ Space Station (Denton, TX)
1/20 @ House Show (Little Rock, AR)


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