Maybe the best thing about this year's batch of albums is the presence of hard, edgy keys. Makes one wonder how much of this is owed to Q and Not U. But already, I digress. Menomena broke the year in with chords less played than attacked, or used as weapons. Many examples later, Nurses use the keys mainly to toughen their sound, not soften it. And when the keys do soften the song, they build anticipation and tension, rather than create peace and contentment.
Nurses - Alone At Last (mp3)
Nurses - Hungry Mouth (mp3)
Stream the rewarding Hangin' Nothin' But Our Hands Down here: