NO WIN

NO WIN – downey (album review)

by Woody on March 25, 2019

A lot of times at SXSW, I’ll go see a band or artist on the strength of one songs. Been some hits or misses along the way. Danny Nogueiras’ outfit certainly outkicked the coverage and had me looking forward to their full debut.

I’ve described NO WIN as indie-punk, power-pop, pop-punk, etc. but in reality it is simply a really good rock and roll album; one that Nogueiras poured his heart and soul into – including building his own studio. “I worked to the bone on this record,” says Nogueiras, “I make this kind of music because I love it genuinely, and I want as many people as possible to enjoy it.”

Well this person enjoys it from beginning to end. The opener, After Your Legs is an inch-perfect 2:20 of power pop to get things going. A few songs later is another gem in Vision; a coming of age track about the end of relationship. Shelley Duvall is another piece of power pop bliss that comes right before Being Teen gives a wistful look back at the past; at least for this old SOB.

Every aspect of this album is well done. Nogueiras busted his ass to make this album a reality and the payoff is well worth it.

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Danny Nogueiras is the inspiration behind NO WIN. A founding member of FIDLAR and having produced albums by Mean Jeans and Together Pangea, among others, Nogueiras felt it was time to step out with his own project. The first track rips. Here’s some more info on how the album came to be.

Danny Nogueiras had one simple motivation for the 10 songs that make up downey, the debut album by his band NO WIN – honesty. This candor is evident from the very first notes, but with each subsequent listen the songs digs deeper and deeper, attaching themselves to the listeners own emotions and experiences until its songs become shared memories. “I worked to the bone on this record,” says Nogueiras, “I make this kind of music because I love it genuinely, and I want as many people as possible to enjoy it.”

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