Nest egg is a trio from here in the mountains of western North Carolina. Although they started in
the experimental realm, a common interest in motorik meditation became a catalyst causing them to redefine their concept of drone, rock and roll, and noise. The resulting vision is a glimpse into a state of cognitive dissonance. While simultaneously taking notes from sonic pioneers and listening intently to the sounds of the future Nest Egg take a closer look at the darker side of psychedelia.
Since Smoke Bellow’s debut release Blooming/Middling in 2014, core members Meredith McHugh and Christian J. Best have relocated from Baltimore USA to Melbourne Australia and back again. The inherent chaos of moving across the globe twice, plus the pull and influence of varied geography and culture have shaped this latest release, ISOLATION 3000, immeasurably. These new perspectives have led to an entirely new writing process, drawing from 70s/ 80s NY post punk, high minded pastoral krautrock, modern minimalist composition, as well as west African guitar groups.
ISOLATION 3000 was written over the summer of 2016/2017 in a quintessentially Australian backyard shed. The record's title is a reference to the conditions it was created in; a musical summary of two people feeling the effects of being uprooted from their former musical community in Baltimore. The days writing would involve endless cups of tea, backyard chickens and visits from Australian wildlife. The record was recorded in a Bush cabin just outside of Sydney, pitched in a small clearing between Eucalypts, with long-time friend Todd Dixon. This release is in many ways an attempt to reconnect with a sense of home and place.
Since returning to Baltimore in 2017, the band was joined by friend and fellow Baltimore musician Jessie Hughes.
ISOLATION 3000 will be released on April 27th through Baltimore's Ehse records.
Visuals by JSF