Nap Eyes Share “So Tired” / Snap Shot of A Beginner Out March 27th

Nap Eyes will release their new album, Snapshot of a Beginner, on March 27th via Royal Mountain & Jagjaguwar, in partnership with Paradise of Bachelors, and today they share the second single, “So Tired.” The introspective tune follows the “crunchy and echo-laden guitars” (Stereogum) of lead single “Mark Zuckerberg” and similarly showcases Snapshot of a Beginner’s elevated fidelity with the addition of piano, organ and synthesizer to the band’s usual guitar, bass and drum arrangements. Like many of the songs on the new album, “So Tired” was written in an improvised recording session before being fleshed out by the band.

Frontman Nigel Chapman, who addresses himself in the second person at the beginning of the song, explains the track further:

“The ‘So Tired’ refrain marks a slight shift in perspective and its meaning is twofold. For one, I get frustrated sometimes by what the world seems to require for success at a given task (for example, polished songwriting, coherent and understandable communication), so part of this is just me venting on this subject. Sometimes I would rather flow with free writing than try to box songs into rehearsed, many-times-repeated containers.

Second, at times I find myself wishing people would not hold so many preconceptions about the things in this world a given person might try to communicate. Most of us, myself included, usually assume we already know a lot – even about things we’ve spent very little time thinking about – and because of this attitude, people are often predisposed to misunderstand new ideas, even when they’re communicated in straightforward and coherent ways. But there’s no doubt, an idea won’t ever get through until there’s someone around to listen to it.”

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Tour Dates
March 4 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House %
March 5 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount %
March 6 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair %
March 7 – New York, NY @ Brooklyn Steel %
March 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts %
March 9 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat %
March 11 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle %
March 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West %
March 13 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge %
March 14 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill %
March 15 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room %
March 16 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater %
March 17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge %
March 19 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos %
March 20 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre %
March 22 – Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar (tickets)
March 25 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (tickets)
March 27 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord (tickets)
March 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar (tickets)
March 29 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah (tickets)
March 30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar (tickets)
April 1 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda (tickets)
April 2 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links (tickets)
April 4 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room (tickets)
April 5 – Urbana, IL @ Rose Bowl Tavern (tickets)
April 6 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe (tickets)
April 15 – London, UK @ The Moth Club
April 16 – Liverpool, UK @ Leaf
April 17 – Glasgow, UK @ The Hug and Pint
April 18 – Leeds, UK @ Hyde Park Book Club
April 19 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds
April 20 – Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin
April 22 – Paris, FR @ Le Point Ephemere
April 23 – Brussels, BE @ Volta
April 24 – Rotterdam, NL @ V11
April 25 – Utrecht, NL @ Ekko
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