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The kind of muffled bedroom punk that Naps practice in is well-worn, but this Tallahassee four-piece have such a good and naturalistic handle on it that their debut EP, “You Will Live In A Cool Box”, come across like a soft punch to the gut. You can still tell they’re figuring themselves out, but they have an easy-to-embrace sincerity about them, and tracks like “Jean Skirt Mystique,” personal-song-of-the-year contender “Sandspurs,” and their charming Sky Ferreira cover demonstrate that this band has already tapped into something great for the future.

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NAPS – ” Social Skills “

Posted: February 4, 2016 in MUSIC
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Naps is Jeremy Probst, Katryn Macko, Laura Hicks, and Ryan Stanley,  Completely enamored by Naps‘ new single. This is how you evolve as a bedroom pop band.  with a new Naps song called “social skills” it’s the first single they are releasing from a tape that we’ll be putting out with Yikes and co-releasing through Viridian Sounds and It Takes Time Records. it’s also the first installment of the lavender sounds digital single series that we’re doing thru Viridian

There are those that say this generation is fucked — probably because we can’t go ten minutes without engaging with some sort of screen — and, a lot of the time, I feel that way myself. That’s basically the premise of Naps’ newest single, “Social Skills” (“Generation propped up on pills/ We ain’t got social skills”), but the sweltering humanity and sincerity on display in every warm note from the Tallahassee best new band suggests to me that maybe we’re all gonna be just fine. “I don’t know what I’m supposed to feel,” Ryan Stanley admits before conceding: “We’ll let them do what they will.” The song’s more muted sound is a bit of a departure from the ragged bedroom pop of their debut EP, You Will Live In A Cool Box — all sliding circular loops and music box-esque accompaniment — but it keeps the same kind of accessibility and open heart.

“Social Skills” is part of a new digital singles imprint, Lavender Sounds, an off-shoot of the band’s own label Viridian Sounds. It will also be featured on an upcoming split EP with fellow Tallahasee band Yikes, which will be released later this year via Viridian Sounds and It Takes Time Records.

NAPS – ” Social Skills “

Posted: January 18, 2016 in MUSIC
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Naps’ newest single, “Social Skills” (“Generation propped up on pills/ We ain’t got social skills”), but the sweltering humanity and sincerity on display in every warm note from the Tallahassee best new band suggests to me that maybe we’re all gonna be just fine. “I don’t know what I’m supposed to feel,” Ryan Stanley admits before conceding: “We’ll let them do what they will.” The song’s more muted sound is a bit of a departure from the ragged bedroom pop of their debut EP, You Will Live In A Cool Box — all sliding circular loops and music box-esque accompaniment — but it keeps the same kind of accessibility and open heart. “Social Skills” is part of a new digital singles imprint, Lavender Sounds, an off-shoot of the band’s own label Viridian Sounds. It will also be featured on an upcoming split EP with fellow Tallahasee band Yikes, which will be released later this year via Viridian Sounds and It Takes Time Records.