MUMBAI: Pioneering Boston punk band Nervous Eaters, contemporaries of bands like the Ramones, The Police, Iggy Pop, The Pretenders and many more, have released a new single, ‘Wild Eyes’, ahead of a new album which should come out this month. come across Little Steven Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool Records.
Stream the single “Wild Eyes” here: https://orcd.co/wildeyes
The single features a B-side to perhaps the band’s best-known song, 1976’s “Loretta.”
Commenting on the new single, original frontman Steve Cataldo said, “Stevie Van Zandt has chosen ‘Wild Eyes’ as the first single from our new Monsters & Angels album. A textured, melodic rocker that portrays a beautiful, complex woman who sees life through the prism of her sophisticated imagination.”
The single is accompanied by a new music video, of which Cataldo explains: “Filmmaker Vincent Straggas has created a compelling video for ‘Wild Eyes’. His idea of giving the actress a camera through which she can capture moments that pass conveys the intent of the song extremely well, she has a distinct and idiosyncratic point of view and sees the world through curious, open and wild eyes.
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/VeU2TJorRWw
Formed in the mid-70s, the Nervous Eaters would eventually become the house band of Boston’s legendary punk rock club, The Rat, where they would establish themselves as one of the leading punk rock bands in the Northeast, playing with a who’s who of punk and new wave. luminaries including The Police, The Ramones, The Cars, Patti Smith, Dead Boys, Iggy Pop, The Stranglers, Go-Go’s and many more.
The Cars’ Ric Ocasek produced the band’s original demos, which got the band signed to Elektra Records, and they continued to tour around the world. However, after a series of bad label decisions, their first major label album failed to deliver on the promise of their legendary gigs.
After disbanding the band, Nervous Eaters returned in the mid-80s and were revived over the years with various lineups.
The current version of the Nervous Eaters formed in 2018 and includes three other Boston rock veterans, bassist Brad Hallen (of Ministry, Ric Ocasek and The Joneses), drummer David McLean (of Willie Alexander’s Boom Boom Band) and guitarist/vocalist Adam Sherman (of Private Lightning), and between them they have recorded and/or toured with artists such as Ministry, Iggy Pop, Aimee Mann, Jane Wiedlin, Susan Tedeschi, Jimmie Vaughan, Lenny Kaye and many more. ‘others.
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