nothing,nowhere. Opens Up About Merging SoundCloud Rap & Emo, 'Secret Mad Scientist Stuff' On the Horizon

nothing,nowhere. Opens Up About Merging SoundCloud Rap & Emo, 'Secret Mad Scientist Stuff' On the Horizon


Even if he rarely shows his face in press photos, nothing,nowhere. has been unmasking himself a great deallately.

The 26-year old Vermont-based artist born Joe Mulherin has released two albums of visceral, emotionally-desperate music over the past nine months, exploringheartbreak, lonelinessand his own vulnerability. Singing and rapping, he matches trap beats to the textures and aesthetics of second- and third-wave emo music: hazy, delicate beds of guitar andyearning, full-throated vocals.

“I like to consider what I do experimental, he says in this weeks #AlternativeFactspodcast. “This type of music isn't for everyone, and I don't expect it to be for everyone.

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Still, the cult keeps growing. Dashboard Confessional frontman Chris Carrabba sings a memorable verse on last October's Reaper,nothing,nowhere.s first release for PeteWentzsDCD2Records. He's been performing more frequently now, with stops at Lollapalooza and Streets Talkins Hot 100 Fest planned this summer. He also promises what he calls secret mad scientist music arriving in the coming months.

Three or four new projects during the time it takes most alternative artists to release one album? nothing,nowhere. and his primary producer JayVee met onSoundCloud, and they carry its ethos;their release paceprovides an intriguing path for guitar-oriented music to keep pace with hip-hops flood-the-market release model.

nothing,nowhere. and JayVee arefascinating figures, and were excited to present this in-depth chat. The duo describes how a love of the hardcore bandTitle Fight brought them together on SoundCloud, how a an out-of-left-field Hot 100 pop crooner reached out to express hisfandom, a terrifying bear encounter in the Vermont wilderness, and much more.

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