NØMADS is a maximum sound two-piece rock outfit featuring Nathan Lithgow (touring and recording bassist for My Brightest Diamond, Inlets, and Gabriel & the Hounds), and drummer Garth Macaleavey (former Inlets touring percussionist, and head sound engineer at the new Williamsburg venue, National Sawdust). Forged and incubated in a small rehearsal room in Brooklyn, NØMADS harkens back to the razor-efficient songwriting forms of 90’s bands like Nirvana, Fugazi, and Girls Against Boys, while updating the style and stripping the approach to its essential foundations of lyricism and sonic intensity. NØMADS is a primal sound that capitalizes on conspicuous juxtapositions: minimal instrumentation against maximum sound, aggression against beauty, soft melody versus an aggression of expression. Their debut full-length Free My Animal came out in April 2014, and was an album about liberation, belief, and being alive, incorporating elements of bands like Death From Above 1979 and Queens of the Stone Age. Now, NØMADS has re-emerged with a blistering new single “Traumatophobia,” which is based on the the fear of war, injury, or traumatic accident. The single is the first glimpse of the bands’ forthcoming PHOBIAC EP, and is a frenetic instrumental conjuring up the smell of acrid smoke and burning wires, and the sound of bombs falling. It features Sebastian Krueger (bandleader of Inlets/fellow My Brightest Diamond band alum) on bass clarinet.