Nap Eyes Share New Single from Upcoming Album

Nap Eyes, the Canadian indie rock band, are set to release their new album Snapshot of a Beginner on March 27th via Jagjuguwar Records, Royal Mountain, and Paradise of Bachelors. Today the share their latest single from the album, “Mystery Calling,” and add dates to their North American tour.

Nigel Chapman, frontman of the band, explained about the track, “this is another improvised-origin song. On one level it’s basically a description of my homebody ways, and it’s also about the way our mundane routines can seem to pull us away from what I’m referring to as ‘Mystery’ in the song– that is, away from the discovery and creation that seem to be more valuable and important activities in themselves, despite being deemed superficially ‘non-practical.’”

The song comes with its own video directed by Antoine Lahaie.

About the video, Lahaie said, “We don’t know whether they’ve been there before, if they’re stuck there and passing time, if they have a purpose or they’re just chilling. It was also important for me to keep it abstract and unresolved. Even though I like to be tongue in cheek I didn’t want to fall into something comedic.”

Nap Eyes Tour (new dates in bold):
Wed. March 11 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle %
Thu. March 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West %
Fri. March 13 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge %
Sat. March 14 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill %
Sun. March 15 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room %
Mon. March 16 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater %
Tue. March 17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge %
Thu. March 19 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos %
Fri. March 20 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre %
Sun. March 22 – Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar
Wed. March 25 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Fri. March 27 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
Sat. March 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
Sun. March 29 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Mon. March 30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Wed. April 1 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
Thu. April 2 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Sat. April 4 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
Sun. April 5 – Urbana, IL @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Mon. April 6 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
Wed. April 15 – London, UK @ The Moth Club
Thu. April 16 – Liverpool, UK @ Leaf
Fri. April 17 – Glasgow, UK @ The Hug and Pint
Sat. April 18 – Leeds, UK @ Hyde Park Book Club
Sun. April 19 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds
Mon. April 20 – Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin
Wed. April 22 – Paris, FR @ Le Point Ephemere
Thu. April 23 – Brussels, BE @ Volta
Fri. April 24 – Rotterdam, NL @ V11
Sat. April 25 – Utrecht, NL @ Ekko
Thu. May 14 – Burlington, VT @ Nectar’s $
Fri. May 15 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott $
Sat. May 16 – Portsmouth, NH @ The Press Room $
Sun. May 17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade $
Tue. May 19 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd $
Wed. May 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s $
Fri. May 20 – Toronto, ON @ Longboat Hall 
Sat. May 20 – MOntreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa 
Thu. Aug. 20-Sun. Aug. 23 – Libanus, UK @ Green Man
 
% = w/ Destroyer
$ = w/ Lionlimb

By Antonio Villaseñor-Baca

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