TX Pop-Rockers Nominee Release New Single “Stay;”Announce New Album

(December 3rd, 2016) – Austin, TX, Pop/Rock outfit Nominee formed in 2014 after I Call Fives former member, Chris Mclelland partnered with Andrew Exchavarria (ex-Thieves), Cameron Kisel and Stephen Flynn. The members drew influences from past hardships, personal stories, and triumphant battles to showcase their relentless ambition to create an alternative sound that is as dynamic as infectious. Today the band is gearing up for their 2017 release of Drag Me Out, which is due out January 26th. The EP was produced and recorded by Kory Gables (Major League, I Call Fives, Born Without Bones) and mastered by Bill Henderson with all pre-production by Joseph Milligan of Anberlin. Mclelland expands of the overarching theme of Drag Me Out,

“The record is about admitting that you’re not okay and trusting someone enough to tell them. We collaborate on all of our songs. Usually one of us will bring an idea to the table to get the wheels turning and we’ll go from there. Musically, Drag Me Out is a reflection of who we are as a band.”

The EP kicks of with “Stay” which is being premiered exclusively with idobi Radio, a song about Chris’s first diagnosis with Bipolar disorder at the tender age of 17 and how his medication wasn’t making him feel himself. The song talks about the relationships that were ruined because of what he was going through and what it was like the moment he stopped taking his medication and how he has been ferociously dealing with the issue.

Stream “Stay” on idobi Radio


About Nominee

Sitting at the center of the post-hardcore revival comes Austin’s genre defying rock outfit, Nominee. Forming in 2014 after I Call Fives former member, Chris Mclelland partnered with Andrew Exchavarria (ex-Thieves), Cameron Kisel and Stephen Flynn. The members draw influences from past hardships, personal stories, and triumphant battles to showcase their relentless ambition to create an alternative sound that is as dynamic as infectious.
They have played So What?! Music Festival in 2015 and 2016, SXSW in 2014, 2015, 2016, Free Week, and have opened for Anberlin, Emery, Hawthorne Heights, The Ataris, A Lot Like Birds, and Hail The Sun, Substream Magazine coins their sound as a melting pot of Anberlin, Taking Back Sunday, and Jimmy Eat World to bring nostalgia back to early 2000’s pop-punk/rock flair. Mclelland expands on the band’s unique approach to their songwriting, “All of our songs in one way or another are about overcoming adversities. From overcoming addiction to moving on from having your heartbroken, it all comes back to that central theme. I think if we are sharing a message at all, it’s that life is really hard and it gets harder, but as long as you’re in a good state of mind and you have people you can rely on, you can pretty much get through anything.”
In 2014, the band unleashed their debut EP,  I Woke Up, which was produced by Joseph Milligan of Anberlin and mastered by Paul Leavitt (The Used, Hit The Lights, Yellowcard, Senses Fail). The 7 track EP featured “Requiem” which Under The Gun Review coined as “a forthright and truly beautiful opening number from a record ready to turn heads in a scene sorely needing a new breakout act.” Continuing, the band released “Wreckage,” a song about addiction and a very personal take on the struggle and how it consumes  Mind Equals Blown calls it gritty expanding, “It has that battered-and-worn feel to it, as if extremely large amounts of energy, dedication and love had been sunk into the album.”Following the successful release of I Woke Up the band partnered with Dozer (former Handguns) to unleash a split in July 2016 which was recorded by Luke Garrigus (Black Room Studio). The split features the band’s latest single “White Water.”
Today the band is gearing up for their 2017 release of Drag Me Out. The EP was produced and recorded by Kory Gables (Major League, I Call Fives, Born Without Bones) and mastered by Bill Henderson with all pre-production by Joseph Milligan of Anberlin. Mclelland expands of the overarching theme of Drag Me Out, “The record is about admitting that you’re not okay and trusting someone enough to tell them. We collaborate on all of our songs. Usually one of us will bring an idea to the table to get the wheels turning and we’ll go from there. Musically, Drag Me Out is a reflection of who we are as a band.”

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