Watch Jenny Lewis’ post-punk project Nice As Fuck (NAF) close the ‘Door’ on a NYC record shop
There are a few things we learned today while composing this post. One, do not Google image search Nice As Fuck with security unchecked, even if you are simply looking for cool press images for Jenny Lewis’ new post-punk project. Some nasty stuff pops up.
Two, Lewis’ band — which she does business in alongside Au Revoir Simone’s Erika Forster and Tennessee Thomas of The Like — is the right kind of supergroup, suggesting traces of each member’s previous projects while still delivering something fresh and exciting. And Lewis, known for her solo work and essential efforts with the dearly departed Rilo Kiley, sounds amazing fronting some mechanical, repetitively structured minimal rock.
Today, Nice As Fuck releases a video for “Door”, the lead single and one of the many standout tracks on their self-titled debut album, and the clip raises a glass to Thomas’ New York City record shop and community clubhouse The Deep End. As BrooklynVegan notes, The Deep End was where the trio wrote the Nice As Fuck album and the East Village shop even hosted their first live performance.
“Here’s the video for ‘Door’ filmed in the Deep End Club, where the songs were written, surrounded by members of our activated community,” Nice As Fuck say in a statement, via Noisey premiere. “The Deep End Club closes its ‘Door’ this weekend after three years, but it’s message of Peace & Love will continue on in many forms.”