Last year saw the release of nothing,nowhere.’s celebrated new album TRAUMA FACTORY. Available on all streaming platforms, TRAUMA FACTORY finds nothing,nowhere. once again emerging from darkness, shedding external expectation, and moving forward into the glow of pure creation. TRAUMA FACTORY is highlighted by “fake friend,” nothing,nowhere.’s first song ever to enter Billboard’s “Alternative Airplay” chart. The track is joined by a Mason Mercer directed official music video which spirals over nothing,nowhere.’s seamless alchemy of alternative, pop, rap, and punk.
The New York Times hailed TRAUMA FACTORY track, “DEATH,” as a “Scabrous, immensely satisfying emotional expurgation from Joe Mulherin that deploys early Beastie Boys drums and Rage Against the Machine bark-rapping in service of a rap-rock revival bathed in righteousness.” CLASH declared, “While human suffering or pain isn’t joyous, the special craft of nothing,nowhere. most certainly is,” and FLOOD praised album cut “lights (4444)” for its “minimalist trap beat,” adding it “sounds like a GothBoiClique single steeped in a turn-of-the-century boy-band aesthetic.” The FADER hailed early single “blood” (Feat. KennyHoopla and JUDGE) as “a strapping collaboration,” while UPROXX avowed, “it’s clear that there’s a lot more going into Joe Mulherin’s production style,” celebrating the song’s “hip-hop beats and a driving distorted bass line.”
nothing,nowhere. summarized the body of work detailing, “TRAUMA FACTORY is an accumulation of songs written during a confusing time. it is about accepting the present and following your true north through the pain and suffering of human life,” nothing,nowhere. revealed He added, “I wanted to make an album that was truly genreless and inspire others to challenge themselves artistically. I believe the most inspiring art is unpredictable and unrestrictive. to me that’s what TRAUMA FACTORY is.”
nothing,nowhere. is the musical endeavor of Vermont songwriter, singer and guitarist Joe Mulherin. For Mulherin, nothing,nowhere. is about a connection. It’s one he finds with fans around the world, who gather to see him play on tour and to listen to his songs online. It’s that connection that urges the singer to place his fears aside and step onstage each night to share his art. He sees the potential to help, to make a change, however small it may be and that is why he brings his music out of the Vermont wildness.