ABOVE: INFINITY GIRL. LEFT TO RIGHT: KYLE OPPENHEIMER, SEBASTIAN MODAK, NOLAN ELEY, AND MITCH STEWART.
“Life gets hard now / life is harder now / but I’m slow,” sings Nolan Eley during the refrain for “But I’m Slow,” the first single from Infinity Girl‘s forthcoming album, Somewhere Nice, Someday (Disposable America). Influenced by ’90s shoegaze, there is a gentle resignation to Eley’s voice. “It’s a breakup song in a way. It’s me coming to terms with a relationship that has changed and won’t be the same,” the singer and guitarist explains. “It can be emotional [to play],” he confesses, “but I kind of suck at guitar, so I’m usually preoccupied with just trying to keep my fingers in the right place.”
Infinity Girl, which began in Boston and is currently based in New York City, consists of Eley, drummer Sebastian Modak, bassist Mitch Stewart, and vocalist and guitarist Kyle Oppenheimer. After several years gathering a steady fanbase in its two home cities, the band released its last album, Harm, in August of 2015 via Topshelf Records. Somewhere Nice, Someday, which was recorded in July of last year at Figure 8 in Brooklyn, will be Infinity Girl’s final record. It marks the end of a six-year collaboration, and, perhaps, the beginning of a new phase of life for the four musicians. “The band, in all of our lives, has gradually been becoming less of a priority,” the group tells us. “Since we can’t give the band the time it needs, we figured it was better to call it, while we’re still friends.”
Overall, Somewhere Nice, Someday reflects this theme of a reluctant maturation. “On most of the songs on this album, I’m just trying to come to terms with adulthood and Trying to reconcile the life I thought I would have by now with the life I’m actually living,” Eley concludes.
SOMEWHERE NICE, SOMEDAY COMES OUT SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 VIA DISPOSABLE AMERICA, AND IS AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW. INFINITY GIRL WILL BE PLAYING THREE FINAL SHOWS: SEPTEMBER 7 AT THE CELLAR AT THE BROOKLYN BAZAAR IN BROOKLNY; SEPTEMBER 8 AT THE LAUGHING DOG IN AMHERST, MA; AND SEPTEMBER 9 AT MIDDLE EAST IN CAMBRIDGE, MA. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT THE BAND’S FACEBOOK.