NOWHERE STREAMS DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ON ALTPRESS.COM
nowHere’s debut full-length album, Hell Knows I’m Miserable Now, is premiering today via AltPress.com. The album is officially out tomorrow, December 11, through Equal Vision Records.
“In a world where most things are only created for the sake of sharing, Hell Knows I’m Miserable Now and nowHere – as a collective – thrived in working as an incognito art-project,” reveals nowHere’s Trey Hales. “Experimenting with the idea of this band, before making it public, better prepared us for how exactly to define it, both in present and in the future. It also allowed for myself to sit with the content and film/direct visuals for over half of the songs on the record. Hell Knows I’m Miserable Now is the story of my 2014, through the work of our 2015, for 2016 to listen to.”
Those visuals include music videos for “Types of Evil”, “Creative Drug”, and a captivating two-song video that combines “You’re Welcome” and “Eight Ball God”. All of the visuals can be seen now HERE, with two yet-to-be-released videos that are set to premiere in the coming weeks.
Hell Knows I’m Miserable Now expands on the Portland, OR-based performer’s previously all spoken word/slam poetry solo work – originally released under the moniker Trey The Ruler – with the new incorporation of the truly impressive and enveloping instrumentation of Anays Torres (My Iron Lung). The musical collaboration takes the project into new territory, creating an even darker path of poignancy through driving bass lines, heartwrenching articulations, and wispy, atmospheric guitars. nowHere is truly a work of art, masterfully bringing together poetic storytelling and stunning soundscapes.
Having written for nearly his entire life, Hales initially launched Trey The Ruler in 2012 as a written project featured in self-released zines while in high school, eventually evolving into live spoken word performances at local Pacific Northwest shows. After graduating, Hales headed out on the road working for bands on larger club tours, and was soon asked to perform by the bands on the tour packages out of their curiosity to see what the project was all about. Bands were into it, kids were into it, and Hales was certainly into it, offering a welcome change of pace to shows with a subtle intensity and powerfully unique performances.
Pre-orders for Hell Knows I’m Miserable Now are available now through nowHere.merchnow.com, and digital retailers such as iTunes and AmazonMP3. All pre-orders include instant MP3 downloads of “You’re Welcome”, “Eight Ball God”, “Creative Drug”, and “Types of Evil”.