Nothing Covers Grouper, Announces B-Side Collection

Spirit of the Stairs drops next Wednesday via Relapse.

Nothing has done us all an enormous personal favor by covering Grouper’s “Heavy Water/I’d Rather Be Sleeping.” We’ve truly done nothing to deserve this, but the single is attached to a full-length release of B-sides and rarities, including demos and unreleased material from last year’s Dance On the Blacktop, 2016’s Tired of Tomorrow, and 2014’s Guilty of Everything—not to mention covers of tracks by New Order, Low, and Ride. They truly did not have to go this hard, but they have, and we are so grateful.

Spirit of the Stairs comes on the heels of a recent tour announcement alongside Basement, Teenage Wrist, and Tony Molina. Find tour dates and SOTS’s full tracklist below the soft, warm, and completely undeserved Grouper cover.

Spirit of the Stairs Tracklist

  1. Fever Queen (Demo)
  2. Pattern After Us (DOTB B-side)
  3. In Metal (Low cover)
  4. Dig (Demo)
  5. The Mohegan (DOTB B-side)
  6. Vapour Trail (Ride cover for WKDU Philly)
  7. I Hate The Flowers (NPR World Cafe Live Session)
  8. Heavy Water/I’d Rather Be Sleeping (Grouper cover)
  9. Dirty White Glove (DOTB B-side)
  10. Leave Me Alone (New Order cover)
  11. Spell – (TOT B-side)
  12. Joey (Concrete Blonde cover for NPR World Cafe Live Session)
  13. Us/We/Are (Live Piano Version)
  14. Tic Tac Toe (Demo)


Nothing Tour Dates:

03/06: Asbury Park Brewery – Asbury Park, NJ*
03/07: Brooklyn Bazaar –  Brooklyn, NY*
03/08: Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY*
03/09: Wind Up Space – Baltimore, MD*
03/10: Amo’s Southend –  Charlotte, NC*
03/11: Republic NOLA – New Orleans, LA*
03/12: Stereogum Range Life – Austin, TX^
03/13: Three Links – Dallas, TX +
03/14: Official Levitation SXSW Showcase at Hotel Vegas – Austin, TX^
03/15: Dr. Martens Unofficial at Container Bar – Austin, TX^
03/16: Thrasher x Vans Deathmatch – Austin, TX^
05/11: The Broadberry – Richmond, VA $
05/14: Theater of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA $
05/16: Royale – Boston, MA $
05/17: Rec Room – Buffalo, NY $
05/18: Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA $
05/21: Hell at The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA #
05/22: Metro – Chicago, IL #
05/24: Exit / In – Nashville, TN #
05/25: The Citadel – Indianapolis, IN #
05/26: Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI #

* w Tony Molina & Candy
^ SXSW in Austin TX
+ w Soft Kill, The KVB, Chastity
$ w Basement & Teenage Wrist
# w Basement & Gouge Away


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