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January 11, 2018

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January 11, 2018

San Francisco husband wife duo NRVS LVRS, the pair who gave us that instantly hooking, whimsically glinting indie pop gem City Lights, are hitting up the Independent on January 13th with Abbot Kinney and MANICS. To mark the occasion, the pair have turned in a gorgeous remix of Abbot Kinney’s It’s The Middle Of The Night. They turn the band’s baroque flavored jaunty rock ballad, which can be heard in its original form here, into a dreamy wafting, synth airy alt/electro piece. NRVS LVRS’ remix is fittingly rife with plenty of their capricious and imaginative sound, restless beats and all. Find out more about their forthcoming show and purchase tickets for it, here.

June 16, 2017

Back home to my beloved Bay Area we go for a new indie dazzler from NRVS LVRS, the San Francisco husband wife duo who astounded me with their eclectic fusion of minimalist electropop and folk pop on City Lights over a year ago. I’ll always be grateful to Live 105′s Soundcheck program hosted by Aaron Axelsen for that sweet encounter. The band has announced a new album named Electric Dread, due to arrive on June 30th, the same day they’ll be playing a record release show at cozy endearing Bottom Of The Hill in San Francisco. Exuberant pounding drums and lush droning synths add jolts of shiver inducing electricity to the dreamy darkwave on suspenseful and spellbinding Lost To The Max, which deals with the feeling of being on edge when in public spaces as a woman. For me, Lost To The Max feels exactly like its title suggests, an aimless wander through the darkest of nights. The scenario might be unsettling if it happens in real life, but it’s oh so sweet when imagined to the sounds of NRVS LVRS.

NRVS LVRS’ Bevin Fernandez explains: “The amount of unwanted attention, microaggressions, and violence women face on a daily basis leads to a constant need to be on guard. Growing up, my mom always told me to constantly be aware of my surroundings, and that I can’t just trust someone because he appears to be a ‘good guy’. So, while many men may not necessarily be violent or intend to hurt you, you must go through the world figuring that they might and very well could. After a string of attacks near where we live in SF, my brother asked me if I felt unsafe walking by myself in the city, and I told him that’s just how I feel anywhere when I’m out walking alone. I don’t think men realize just how terrifying it can be." 

You can find tickets for NRVS LVRS’ record release show, here.

September 4, 2015

Around the end of last year, I was listening to Live 105 show Soundcheck on a Sunday night, as I often do, and an enchanting tune I had never heard before reeled me in deeply. That song was City Lights, by a local San Francisco act named NRVS LVRS. I spent the next few months impatiently waiting to share the track with you, and was finally able to with much pleasure at the beginning of the year. Fast forward to today, and NRVS LVRS has released their new album, which includes City Lights. This calls for some congratulations and a re-share of the gem, a unique and unsual blend of minimalist electronic pop and intimate folksy pop. The wispy, airy vocals on the delicate song remind me of The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan and Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel. I also love the slightly dark hue of the song at certain moments, making it rather mystical. City Lights is but one of many great tunes off NRVS LVRS’ new The Golden West album. Another gem of a track I’ll tack on below is the lushly executed Black Diamonds, which sways and glides with a carefree dreaminess. It’s quite the cozy charmer. Stream NRVS LVRS’ The Golden West in full on Soundcloud, and buy the vinyl from bandcamp. NRVS LVRS will be playing their album release show next Wednesday, September 9th, here in San Francisco, at my beloved Rickshaw Stop!


February 5, 2015

San Francisco band NRVS LVRS released a video today for their wispy, whimsical first single, City Lights, a song I first heard on Live 105 show Soundcheck some months back and immediately fell in love with. It mixes sparkling minimalist pop qualities with hazy, darkly edged

futuristic pop vibes. It’s near impossible to resist the enchanting song’s cozy hand claps and intimate whistles. NRVS LVRS will be releasing a debut album, The Golden West, on March 15 via Hz Castle Records, and I can’t wait to hear what else the local act has to offer us. 

January 3, 2015

I first heard NRVS LVRS’ City Lights on Live 105 radio show Soundcheck at least a month ago, maybe closer to two. I was immediately hooked to the earthy enchantment of the folk meets minimalist electronic pop gem. If my ears could perk up like cat ears can, trust me, they did at that moment. Suffice to say, I’ve been waiting since that evening to share City Lights with you. To add more icing to the delicious cake, NRVS LVRS hails from my dear beloved San Francisco. While their new single’s wispy vocals remind me of The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan and Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel, the electronic flavors on the snappy, jangly treat and an underlying dark pop quality evoke a blend of Grimes and Purity Ring, but on a more minimalist, Sylvan Esso-esque scale. Intimate hand claps and whimsical whistling create an even more addicting, infectious atmosphere on City Lights. The endearing tune is the first single off NRVS LVRS forthcoming debut album The Golden West, which releases March 16 via Hz Castle Records.