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Nots goes darkwave in the alternate version of “Cold Line”

Nots (Photo: Don Perry)
Nots (Photo: Don Perry)

For years Goner Records has chronicled Memphis’ garage and punk scenes, bringing the world the likes of Jay Reatard and King Khan & BBQ Show in the process. One of the city’s recent exports is Nots, a band that’s released a bevy of 7-inches and the powerful full-length, We Are Nots. Goner will release the band’s sophomore album, Cosmetic, on September 9, which sees the band pushing its sound into spacey new directions. Along with that comes a 7-inch that reinvents one of the album’s tracks into a borderline darkwave affair. The A.V. Club is streaming the drum machine-laden alternate take of “Cold Line” below, which forgoes the propulsive energy of the Cosmetic version for a bleak goth song that shows Nots could totally shift direction and still be wildly exciting.


Pre-orders for Cosmetic are available now, as well as the accompanying 7-inch, through Goner Records.

Nots tour dates

8/12—Helter Swelter Fest—New Orleans, LA
9/17—Riot Fest—Chicago, IL
9/23—Resident DTLA—Los Angeles, CA
9/24—Stinky’s al Fresco—San Francisco, CA
9/29—Gonerfest—Memphis, TN
10/1—Project Pabst Atlanta—Atlanta, GA
10/5—JJ’s Bohemia—Chattanooga, TN
10/6—Duke Coffeehouse—Durham, NC
10/7—Comet Ping Pong—Washington, D.C.
10/11—Baby’s All Right—Brooklyn, NY
10/12—Everybody Hits—Philadelphia, PA
10/13—TBA—Boston, MA
10/14—I’Escogriffe—Montreal, QC
10/15—Not Dead Yet Fest—Toronto, ON
10/16—Now That’s Class—Cleveland, OH
10/18—Ace of Cups—Columbus, OH
10/19—Marble Bar—Detroit, MI
10/20—Empty Bottle—Chicago, IL
10/21—Riverwest Public House—Milwaukee, WI
10/22—The Eagles 34 Club—Minneapolis, MN
10/23—The Mill—Iowa City, IA
10/24—Off Broadway—St. Louis, MO