The annals of indie pop lore are filled with tales of introverts, wallflowers and misfits connecting with each other and making beautifulmusic together. NYC quartet Noods put a very millennial spin on the old story: joint lead singer/songwriters TrishDieudonne and Nick Seip met on Craigslist, working day jobs and seeking the catharsis of collaboration. Bonding over a shared love of the twee and lo-fi outposts of indie rock, Noods rapidly assembled a lineup and fell into the charmed position of playing its first ever show opening for Speedy Ortiz, which happened to be Trish’s favorite band.
That was 2016, and since then Noods has evolved and toughened as a unit. Establishing themselves as fixtures on the NY DIY circuit, they have recorded and released two EPs and gigged continuously, intermingling goofy pranks (they once played a Halloween show of 90s theme songs, dressed asNicktoons Rocket Power) with accomplishments like opening for Charly Bliss and Lexie. Recently they were tapped for inclusion on the heavily trafficked “Black Alternatives” playlist on Spotify, underscoring Noods’ growing profile.
Blending power pop, new wave, and punk like a smoothie, Noods satisfies your sweet tooth while providing a balanced meal.Their debut full length albumBlush was recorded at Holy Fang Campus, in a pastoral setting, right before the pandemic put the music business on pause.They may be blushing, but there’s no doubt they’ve come fully prepared, like any good introverts would. Tightened to a taut line, the album is utterly lacking in dead space, awkward beats or pauses – much like a Noods show. Throughout this process, the friendships that grew out of strangers meeting on the internet have remained central to the band’s identity and ethos, and their playful awkwardness may really be the door to vulnerability, and total expression.
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