Just because the digital seems immaterial doesn't mean it's somehow permanent. The digital decays. It disappears. On their new EP Digital Ashes, Toronto new new wavers The Nursery explore the paradoxical fragility of the post-digital era through big and glossy, 3D-modelled, rose quartz- and serene-coloured pop music.
The four-piece recorded at GCR Audio, a converted monastery in Buffalo, with Justin Rose (James Taylor, Lil Wayne), and the dramatic space left its marks on the album, packed full with ambitious and dynamic pop compositions.
"The EP and title track are influenced by a number of digital catastrophes we've endured as a band while creating music, artwork and video," says guitarist and singer Alex Pulec. "Not a negligence thing from not backing up work, just random digital corruption and breakdown. At one point it had me questioning if we were doomed or something. Then I realized how much of our lives are lived, stored and experienced through these means."
Listen to the album streaming digitally below. It might not be around forever.