Premiere: Noise-rock outfit Nopes sharpen their hooks on new track “Lean”

Jeff Terich
Nopes premiere

On July 27, San Francisco punk/noise rock band Nopes will release their new album Stapler via Magnetic Eye. The group specializes in intense, fast, aggressive sounds, though today we’re sharing something a bit more melodic and catchy. Today, Treble premieres the band’s new song “Lean,” which is the leadoff track from Stapler. “Lean” is a rare moment of pop accessibility from the band, a still-noisy but nonetheless fun anthem whose distortion-driven melodies recall the likes of Dinosaur Jr. or, more recently, The Men. It still hits pretty hard, but it’s an intensity you can shout along with.

“We wanted to start the album off with a fun, straightahead anthemic pop-rock song, pull in all sorts of people,” the band says in a statement. “And then, get them to turn the album off at various times depending on their patience level.

Listen to the Nopes “Lean” stream below, and take a look at their upcoming tour dates below (venues still to be confirmed). Pre-order the album here.

Nopes tour dates:

Fri 10/5: SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
Sat 10/6: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sun 10/7: TUCSON, AZ
Mon 10/8: LAS CRUCES, NM
Tue 10/9: MARFA, TX
Wed 10/10: DALLAS, TX
Thu 10/11: NASHVILLE, TN
Fri 10/12: CHATTANOOGA, TN
Sat 10/13: ATLANTA, GA
Sun 10/14: HATTIESBURG, MS
Mon 10/15: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Tue 10/16: HOUSTON, TX
Wed 10/17: AUSTIN, TX
Thu 10/18: EL PASO, NM
Fri 10/19: PHOENIX, AZ
Sat 10/20: LOS ANGELES, CA

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