For too long Edgar Allan Poe has been the literary specter most associated with the ghostly pallored goth scene. But maybe Poe's dark tales and opium-fueled dreams are better suited for a rawer, more visceral brand of skull-thumping. At least that's the (partial) impetus behind the Nevermores, the local garage-rock band with an equal love of macabre storytelling and fuzz-bombed bass lines. The quartet's new TIRC Records full-length, Nevereverafter, bears songs with familiar titles ("Tell-Tale Heart," "Annabelle Lee") although it's hardly a doom-and-gloom affair for this band of lo-fi lifers: John Ebert's gravel-and-Stag voice pairs well with the two guitarists' Townshend-like flashes of bravado and driving riffs.
Grab a new song after the jump.MP3: Nevermores, "It's All On You"
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