Local art-metal trio Nothing More comes by its angst honestly. It only takes one listen to the tormented childhood anthem “Fat Kid,” with its steal-your-girlfriend promises of adult vengeance, to realize these dudes need a magazine rack, ’cause they’ve got some issues.
That feeling is magnified by the locomotive assault of “Salem,” a track that features demented “burn the witch” shouts balanced by impressively rich, intricately arranged harmonies.
The group — which earned some national attention by winning the 2007 Warped Tour battle of the bands contest — will be celebrating the birth of its dark new opus, The Few Not Fleeting, with a CD-release show on Saturday, February 21, at Scout Bar (scoutbarsa.com). They’ll be joined by the Last Place You Look, Meriwether, and the Vinyl Affair. The gig comes in the middle of a busy weekend for Nothing More, sandwiched between a Friday Jalapeño Festival show in Laredo and a Sunday performance in Baytown. Showtime at Scout Bar is 8 p.m., and cover is $10.