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HOMETOWN: Vancouver, BC
GENRE: Art rock, post rock, experimental
MEMBERS: Bill Young (vocals, guitar, electronics)

PRESS: Adam Sharp - adam@bigsmokevancouver.com - 604.715.4457
BOOKING: Bill Young - silentnothingness@gmail.com - 778.868.7280


At the end of 2014 Nothingness singer/guitarist Bill Young found himself craving a simpler existence and decided to leave his Vancouver home in favour of British Columbia’s rural Pender Island. With fewer stressors and a slower lifestyle, Young embraced two years of introspection and artistic creation. Nothingness’s debut full length, Being, is the culmination of those efforts.

Featuring long time friends and frequent collaborators Caton Diab (C. Diab), Justin Devries (Summering, Gamelan Bike Bike), and Paul Stewart (Summering), Nothingness have created an album that plumbs the abyss of despair and the warming light of the sublime, and the video for second single, Sun Of Mine, exemplifies this dynamic.

The track, which fuses elements of post-rock and drone, is accompanied by images of a burnt hillside forest at sunset, filmed by Young on a drive through the West Kootenays in south-central BC two summers ago. The beauty lies in the details of both the song and its slow building visual accompaniment, which has a natural amber toned light filter caused by the sunlight passing through the haze of forest fire smoke.

Being is available digitally from Bandcamp and all other online music outlets, or with an accompanying silk-screened poster in collaboration with visual artist, Patrick Cruz (15x22, 3 colour, edition of 80). Click here for more information on February 10th's album release show.


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ARTIST: Nothingness
ALBUM: Being
LABEL: Big Smoke
RELEASE DATE: January 20th, 2017
FORMAT: Digital only
COVER ART: Annie Chiavaroli
FFO: Neutral Milk Hotel, Mount Eerie, Deerhunter, Akron/Family

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