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NONA (pop-punk) returns from dead with surprise EP

PA’s NONA have come back to life with the surprise release of “Freaky If You Got This Far” yesterday through 6131 Records. The band also announced that they will be playing Double Decker/Square Of Opposition Festival tomorrow, July 15th in Allentown, PA. You can check the new EP below.

NONA’s last release was “Through The Head” in 2014.

NONA announce break up

Philadelphia, PA’s NONA has announced that they will be breaking up. Here’s the statement from the band:

“Good news and bad news. Good news: we are not gonna be a band anymore! Bad news: we are not gonna be a band anymore. There will probably never be a cooler rock group… Huge thanks and appreciation to anyone who [h]as lent us a helping hand, supported us, listened to our music, came to our shows, etc. You guys have been so great and we love you.”

NONA will be playing a yet-to-be announced final show in their home town. They recently re-released their debut album, Through the Head, earlier this year via 6131 Records.

Album Review: NONA – “Through the Head”

Last summer, Pennsylvania indie-pop punk act NONA self-released their debut album, Through the Head. Full of fuzzy guitars and catchy hooks, NONA made some small waves around the scene, but ultimately the band seemed to be relegated to b-status, possibly due to the fact that any mention of the band in press releases or reviews was almost always accompanied by the reminder that drummer Pat Ware used to play in the then-disbanded Spraynard (which, of course, would then set off comment threads reminiscing about and comparing the band to Spraynard).

That’s not to say that NONA didn’t turn any heads at all, because they certainly caught the attention of the fine folks over at 6131 Records (current and former home to acts such as Dads, Touché Amoré, Backtrack, Rotting Out, and more). They scooped up NONA in late 2013, and now, a full year after it’s original release, they’ve gone and re-released Through the Head. All of this says that maybe all NONA needs is a little boost to get their name out from underneath that Spraynard-sized shadow. The re-release of Through the Head boasts a remastering courtesy of Defeater’s Jay Maas, and brand new artwork, but at its core it’s still the fantastic power pop gem that it was before.

Unfortunately, the major downside to this re-release is that it doesn’t contain a whole lot of goodies for anyone who caught the album when it originally came out. Audiophiles might rejoice at the new mixes, but for the most part this re-release is really for the folks who missed the train the first time around. Imagine if Lemuria or Cheap Girls never polished their respective sounds and continued to push out lo-fi pop hooks left and right with the distortion turned all the way up, and you’ve got an idea of what to expect from this album. Even the mostly-acoustic title track manages to keep the lo-fi charm through the use of plenty of percussion to back up the sole guitar before the band goes out on one final blast of energy.

Everyone has their own rules for making their Album of the Year lists come December. Some people keep it pretty simple, while others like to separate different types of releases in order to better reflect their year in terms of music. For those of you who do the latter and enjoy loud, fuzzy pop music: Through the Head will make the top five in your “Best re-release” or “Best album of 2013 that I missed out on” sub-categories. I’m sure of it.

4 / 5 – Listen below!

RIYL: Cheap Girls, Superchunk, Lemuria

NONA stream remastered version of “Give”

NONA have released a stream of their song, “Give”. The track features a new mastering job courtesy of Jay Maas, and will be a part of the upcoming repressing of the band’s debut album Through the Head on their new home at  6131 Records.

You can check it out below.

The newly remastered edition of Through the Head will be released on July 22, 2014. It was originally released in June 2013. 

NONA stream “Conscience” off upcoming Crow Bait split

NONA, featuring Pat Ware from Spraynard, are streaming a new track titled “Conscience” off their upcoming split with Crow Bait.

You can check it out here.

The split will be released via Dead Broke Rekerds.

NONA (ex-Spraynard) stream new full-length “Through The Head”

NONA, featuring Pat Ware from Spraynard, are currently streaming their new full-length album via their bandcamp page.

The album, titled “Through The Head” is due out this June, but you can take a listen to it here.