No Thank You
words by ross jones
With ‘Jump Ship’, Philadelphia’s No Thank You inhibit themselves within an absorbing balance of nature and nurture, an assembly of tactically effervescing rhythms and tearing lyricism that renders you to stop and ponder over your own reality, if only for a moment. Within their new record, which is set for release this Friday via Lame-O Records, but streaming in full below from today. there’s a requited marriage of emotions – conveyed within a spacious yet momentary release – with the group exhibiting themselves amongst a moving, exerting dynamic. No Thank You build into something without haste, ensuring they capture the cardinal aspects of their consciousness.
Kaytee Della-Monica delivers with heartbreaking transparency and expressive reasoning, a combination that’s inspiring as well as affecting. On the stunning single ‘Old News’, in an attempt to encapsulate a drawn connection with someone lost, Della-Monica does so with an indubitable grace – something even more bounding for such submitting lyricism. Caught in the middle of an overwhelming situation and unsure which direction to turn, No Thank You perhaps approach it in the best fashion – with undoubtable forwardness.
“I’ve been harbouring such bad feelings / I don’t know their meanings /
I’m sure that I will find out / that they don’t mean shit…”
…Della-Monica ponders through ‘Serenity Song’, an emptiness and level of self-depreciation that can’t be excluded with the heaviness of such verse, the unembellished notion of anxiety and unknowing attached to a lack of belief in ones own processes that Della-Monica evokes with such comprehension that its hard to hear. When tenderly attached to the consistently transposing moods of sound, Jump Ship emerges as a record of deep empathy, one that if comprehended could truly resonate.
No Thank You have crafted an established first record, one that isn’t afraid to immerse itself within the isolating agitation of self-learning and understanding and leave it all on show within a documenting record.
Jump Ship is available from February 24 via Lame-O Records, and you can listen to it for the first time here.
2/24 – Philadelphia, PA – Everybody Hits^
2/25 – New York, NY – Gold Sounds*
2/26 – Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs*
2/27 – Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong Back Room*
2/28 – Richmond, VA – Church Of Abe*
3/01 – Columbus, OH – Donatos Pizza*
3/02 – Flint, MI – Churchill’s*
3/03 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean Downstairs*
3/04 – Akron, OH – Fool Mansion*
^ = Record Release Show w/ Spiritweed, All Bad and The Lame-O’s
*= w/ The Superweaks