Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Original, aggressive folk-rock.

2015 Boston Music Awards Nominee - Best Live Act

"Upbeat and deliciously catchy, don’t be surprised to find yourself singing it under your breath hours after your first listen" -The Deli Mag

"One of the top 5 unsigned bands in the country" -Alternative Press

"manic fiddling—particularly live—effectively works in counterpoint to the quartet’s smartly arranged blend of Americana, hard rock and lilting pop." -Improper Bostonian


Genre: Indie/Rock/Folk
Location: Boston, MA

Nemes (pronounced knee•miss) has made their mark on the Boston and larger New England music scene by playing everywhere from subway stations to highly-revered rock venues. Led by duel-frontmen Dave Anthony and Josh Knowles, the band showcases a true metamorphosis of sound, featuring warm, layered harmonies and one-of-a-kind violin shredding Vanyaland describes as "fiddle-action glory." These components are delicately layered across captivating original songs to form what Under the Gun Review calls "some of the most engaging music we've heard," garnering shout-outs from national and international acts such as Alt-J and Nirvana.

Released in the fall of 2015, their debut studio full-length album, "I Carry Your Heart," has lifted the band from the subway stations of Boston to larger stages around the region, performing as support for acts such as X Ambassadors and Guster. The album was co-produced and mixed by Rick Kwan (Jim James, My Morning Jacket) and funded by a combination of busking, gigging, and crowd-funding. The 11-track record is an exploration of four minds working to create a resonant, cathartic listening experience.


Say a Prayer

Written By: Josh Knowles,David Anthony,Christopher Anthony,Alex Glover

say a prayer for the poor in spirit
say a prayer for the heart stricken with grief
say a prayer for the man who's plagued by hopelessness
and if you get a chance just say a little prayer for me

ill say the prayer of the faithful farmer
ill say a prayer to sow in with the seeds
ill say a prayer to fertilize the rocky soil
but when the winter comes just say a little prayer for me

the light at the end of the tunnel is dying out
and its hard to keep your sanity without it
but sooner or later my friend
the sun will creep in again
so don't turn back, give up, or give in to doubt just yet

say a prayer for the one lost in darkness
say a prayer for the light you cannot see
say a prayer to get you through this time of hopelessness
and if you get a chance just say a little prayer for me

say a prayer as we're climbing up our mountain
say a prayer as we ride the sun right into the sea
say a prayer cause even tho you might not see us
we're still there so say a little prayer for me

say a little prayer but make it big for me