In her pursuit to find the next Killers, music journalist/power blogger/entrepreneur Sarah Lewitinn signed New York foursome Nightmare Of You (or: NOY) to her new Stolen Transmission singles label to showcase some of their songs. NOY was formed by lead singer Brandon Reilly (ex-Movielife) with high school friend Joseph McCaffrey. Ryan Heil and Sammy Siegler joined the two to make the Nightmare complete. Last week, the group released their full-length debut on its own Bevonshire Label, named in honor of the dingy hotel they lived at during the album's recording.
Nightmare Of You initially stands out because of its band name. That was something that the group wanted to create on purpose. "We wanted to set ourselves apart from the current garage/80's movement," says enigmatic frontman Reilly in an interview. "We also wanted the band name to not fit our music."
NOY's first single "I Want to Be Buried In Your Backyard" is a departure from the group's edgy punk-rock roots. The song is a gentle, love-gone-sour pop tune that invokes sounds of Morrissey and even the Police. Watch out for an interview with the band in GENRE's november issue.
Download Nightmare Of You "I Want To Be Buried In Your Backyard" [mp3]
Stream Nightmare Of You's entire debut album here