Nutrients - Nutrients Cassette
Blood red cassette tape of Nutrients' debut record.
Nutrients is a 5-person group from Toronto that likes to play short, jangly songs. When described by others, Nutrients can be called anything from slacker rock to psychedelic pop. One time a guy at an ATM was heard saying, “they dress preppy, but they sound punk”. The group often elicits comparisons to Mac DeMarco for the yacht rock inspired guitar riffs, Unknown Mortal Orchestra for the disjointed pop song structures, and, every now and then, now-defunct Calgary band Women for their occasional, dissonant digressions.
The self-titled Nutrients release is their full-length, studio-recorded debut album. Although still embracing a degree of low fidelity, the band has managed to capture a clearer and more confident production aesthetic. The 9-song, 28-minute collection is breezy and beachy, yet tightly-wound and unpredictable. Highlights include the twinkling guitars of Such Slime, the gentle saxophone turns of Suede, and the piano balladry of Hyperbole.