The Never are the erstwhile geek rock (think Weezer) outfit of songwriters Ari Picker and Noah Smith, along with college friends Joah and Jonny Tunnell. I say “erstwhile” not just because it’s such a geeky word but because The Never’s latest LP extends well beyond geek rock to an intricately crafted multimedia project, including a 50-page illustrated storybook (featuring 40 original oil paintings by Noah himself) and a corresponding suite of songs depicting a country boy’s journey to return a nuclear bomb to the city. Word is The Never are aiming to adapt Antarctica for the stage. And, given the cinematic leanings of Ari’s latest Lost in the Trees EP, I wouldn’t be surprised if a film version follows…
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Don't quite care for that earlier track, but the stuff from their new album sounds pretty damn good. I'll have to put this on my list, heh.
I actually really enjoyed "The Witch". I thought there were some catchy changes, a nice melody, and subtle ambience. I don't think it hurts to have a little Ben Folds in your catalog, as an influence. Musicality and lyricism are a plus in my book.
weezer + jude = the never