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Formed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 2012, Nap Eyes have quietly become one of indie rock’s most dependable bands, releasing four critically acclaimed records and touring the world over. Centered around the songcraft of singer/songwriter Nigel Chapman – whose introspective and profound musings range from self-actualization to the cosmos to the molecular makeup of proteins – and fleshed out by longtime collaborators Seamus Dalton (drums), Josh Salter (bass) and Brad Loughead (guitar), Nap Eyes’ music recalls a number of familiar yet disparate touchstones ranging from The Velvet Underground to The Microphones. Following a trio of records that were all recorded live to tape with no overdubs (Whine of the Mystic (2015), Thought Rock Fish Scale (2016) and I’m Bad Now (2018)), Nap Eyes’ latest full length Snapshot of a Beginner (2020) is proof that sometimes, the late bloomers bloom brightest. Recorded at The National’s Long Pond Studios in upstate New York with producers James Elkington (Wilco) and Jonathan Low (The National, Big Red Machine), Snapshot is the band’s boldest, most concentrated and most hi-fi album to date.