NIGHTMARE AIR is a new sonic experience from Dave Dupuis (Film School, Beggars Banquet Records) and Swaan Miller (bassist/vocalist). Fronted equally by the two, their sound features meticulously crafted layers of melodies and noises that weave together in a fresh and upbeat psych / alt rock force.
In 2012 Dave (guitarist/vocalist) and Swaan teamed up with Detroit heavy hitter Jimmy Lucido on the drums to create a live show that is not to be missed. They have taken from the ashes of their years of touring, supporting heavyweights like The Smashing Pumpkins, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Swervedriver and TV on the Radio, to do what these bands did best – this time turning up the BPMs, the noise and energy.
In contrast to her stark acoustic LP on Important Records, Swaan’s mesmerizing vocals remain gold in Nightmare Air, but now slice with smooth confidence alongside the magnetizing vocal wails of Dave, sailing together atop swirled delays, howling guitar loops, twisted keyboards, and her hypnotic fuzz bass, creating the band’s massive sound.
Nightmare Air toured much of the US on the heels of their debut EP (2010), headlined 4 nights of Toronto’s Canadian Music Week, had spins on the BBC and held Top 10 status on college and indie radio. They have been critically compared to Silversun Pickups, Sonic Youth, No Age and The Mars Volta.
Nightmare Air have just completed their debut studio full-length in Los Angeles which was mixed by Dave Schiffman (The Mars Volta, Dead Meadow, BRMC, Nine Inch Nails, The Bronx) with mastering by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Muse, Sonic Youth, The White Stripes, etc.)