The Never


The Never’s Noah Smith and Jonny Tunnell star in online series

Noah Smith of The Never has spent the year attending North Carolina School of the Arts for film, his second passion, next to music. He’s directed and filmed various fine projects, but here’s one he actually stars in. We never knew Noah was such a fine actor, but apparently his colleagues at NCSA did, and he was asked to portray the main character in an episodic series called Leveled. Noah’s bandmate, Jonny Tunnell also appears in the series, and took some time to compose and record the theme music, as well. Also, keep your ears open for songs from The Physics of Meaning and Endless Mic, in the background. Here’s the first episode, and we’ll share future episodes here as they are released.

New song from The Never!

Our friends at Terpsikhore Records just released a wonderful compilation highlighting some of the best bands from the Triangle area of North Carolina, and The Never were lucky enough to be a part of the album. The Never’s song, “Littlest Things” is exiting new territory for the trio, and its already received some kind words from the press:

“With its meticulous harmonies and layers, The Never’s arch “Littlest Things” suggests Grizzly Bear striving for the stars.”
The Independent

“The delicate piano ballad “Littlest Things” is a pristine replica of the Beach Boys’ late emo phase via Chapel Hill’s The Never.”
The Daily Tar Heel

OK, enough talk…time to listen! Check out the TRK Mix Tape to hear the song right now!

The Never to appear on Hear Here compilation

Our old friends at Terpsikhore Records are releasing an excellent compilation called Hear Here: The Triangle on August 29th, featuring a new and unreleased song from The Never! Terpsikhore invited local bands into their very own studio to record the tracks for the compilation, so all of the tracks were made with the same microphones, which should give it an interesting unity. Other bands on the comp we are excited about are The Rosebuds, The Kingsbury Manx, Hammer No More the Fingers and Terpsikhore’s Annuals. The video above shows all the bands recording their songs, including our boys in The Never.

There’s also an amazing release show at the Cat’s Cradle to celebrate the release on Saturday, August 29. The Never will be playing, joined by Annuals, Birds of Avalon and Hammer No More The Fingers. The $10 admission gets you a copy of the comp, and proceeds go to benefit The Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, NC. Hallelujah!

VIDEOS: Lost in the Trees and The Never in Harvey’s Kitchen

Lost in the Trees and The Never both recently appeared on a recurring video series called Harvey’s Kitchen. See the action here, including new unreleased songs from both bands:

Lost in the Trees – A Church That Fits Our Needs

Lost in the Trees – Walk Around the Lake

The Never – The Littlest Things

The Never – Raincloud

The Never announce Summer Tour

The Never are back to their second home (the road) for the next few months, which means they’re probably coming to a town near you. Prepare to hear a whole lot of The Never’s upcoming followup to Antarctica, tentatively set for a February 2009 release.

All dates:

07-10 Wilmington, NC – The Whiskey*
07-11 Charleston, SC – The Pour House*
07-12 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern*
07-13 Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor*
07-14 Athens, GA – Tasty World*
07-15 Nashville, TN – The Basement
07-16 Bloomington, IN – Bear’s Place
07-17 Bowling Green, KY – Bread and Bagel
07-18 Kansas City, MO – Korruption
07-19 Manhattan, KS – Edesia’s Bakery
07-24 Des Moines, IA – Vaudville Mews
07-26 Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
07-28 Kalamazoo, MI – The Peace Center @ WMU
07-30 Pittsburgh, PA – Shadow Lounge
07-31 Hamden, CT – The Space
08-01 Boston, MA – The Lily Pad
08-02 New York, NY – The Mercury Lounge
08-03 Philadephia, PA – Millcreek Tavern
08-04 Washington, DC – Black Cat
08-05 Norfolk, VA – The Boot
08-16 Carrboro, NC – The ArtsCenter$
08-20 Garner, NC – Swift Creek Coffee
08-20 Greenville, NC – Spazzatorium
08-21 New Bern, NC – The Music Box
08-23 Pittsboro, NC – Carolina Brewery
08-24 Boone, NC – Black Cat
08-26 Thomas, WV – The Purple Fiddle
08-27 Harrisonburg, VA – Clementine’s
08-28 Fredericksburg, VA – The Loft
08-29 Blacksburg, VA – The Lantern
08-30 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger

*= with Cary Ann Hearst
$= with Un Deux Trois