Nervous Dater - Don't Be A Stranger


09.29.17 · Counter Intuitive Records · CIR021

"Lead single “Bad Spanish” is a hooky breath of fresh air about feeling closed-off. Rachel Lightner’s powerful voice and wordy lyrics are the most immediate draw, and here she’s navigating through a cycle of unhealthy habits based around feeling like an imposter. “It’s hard to ask for help when you don’t really want it/ Passed out on the train in your own vomit/ It’s fine, I said, I’ll bash my fucking head through the wall so I don’t have to call you before I go to bed,” she sings, that last line doled out in increased exasperation." - Stereogum

"For “Bad Spanish” slays. From the gnarly intro of crashing drums and guitar to the more structurally refined glow of the verses, all leading to frenetic moments of release that pertinently shape their beast of a song. “It’s fine, I said, I’ll bash my fucking head through the wall so I don’t have to call you before I go to bed,” Rachel Lightner bellows with all the gutsy and glorious weight of someone who needs such words dispelled from said head and out in to the world as soon, as loud, as clear as possible." - Gold Flake Paint