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Preview: Nation of Language @ 9:30 Club, 6/16/24

Brooklyn new wave trio Nation of Language continue their ascent with their biggest DC show to date at 9:30 Club on Sunday, June 16, in support of of their 2023 album, Strange Disciple, which went on to be named Rough Trade’s No. 1 Album of The Year last year.

Strange Disciple explores themes of hopeless devotion, toxic infatuation, outrage-baiting news cycles, the battle of agony vs. ecstasy, and more across highlights like “Sole Obsession,” “Weak In Your Light,” “Sightseer,” and “Too Much, Enough,” which arrived with a music video starring Westworld’s Jimmi Simpson, Reggie Watts, Kevin Morby, Tomberlin, Adam Green, and more.

“Nation of Language have never released a bad song,” says AV Club. “And with this record, that streak remains blessedly unbroken.”

Watch the official music video for “Too Much, Enough” by Nation of Language on YouTube:

Since the release of Strange Disciple in September 2023, Nation of Language have further reaffirmed themselves as “the best synth-pop band in the world” (Paste), from topping Rough Trade’s Top 100 Albums of 2023 to selling out nearly every one of their US, EU, and UK tour dates last year, to dominating the radio waves at KCRW (listener-voted Top 10 album), KEXP (listener-voted No. 2 AOTY), SiriusXMU (“Sole Obsession” Top 10 SOTY, “Weak In Your Light” added to Alt Nation), and dozens of college stations across the country, debuting on their first-ever Billboard charts, and earning praise from many other outlets.

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Nation of Language
W/ Ian Sweet
9:30 Club
Sunday, June 16
Doors @ 7pm
All ages