The Nailbiters

The Nailbiters


Brooklyn singer-songwriter taking cues from Chicago's post rock scene, 90s college rock, 70s AM radio and jazz.


Based in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, Nailbiters is a working project formed in summer '05 around the songs of singer/songwriter David Tucker. Originally from Chicago, David played around the NYC open mike scene starting in 2005. After recording a demo,"Backlit" at Little Pioneer Studios, he brought aboard drummer Drew Stoga and jazz keyboardist James Clark. They recorded the album "No Forwarding Address" recorded at Brooklyn's Seaside Lounge, where The New Pornographers, Beirut, and Antibalas have put together albums.

Nailbiters have played around New York City, including the Mercury Lounge, the Knitting Factory and other NYC clubs. With David Tucker's red-blooded baritone and darker-side-of-the-heart lyrics, the music has been compared to Smog, Silver Jews, Wilco, and Bishop Allen.


Four-track demo: Backlit (2006)
EP: No Forwarding Address (2007)

Set List

No Forwarding Address
Drop of Milk, Drop of Rye (One Too Many Times)
Meant to Call You
Better Now or Never
That Look
5 Instead of 10
The Rock and the Wall
Nothing for Ages
Away from Me
Worst Person in the World
Coming Attraction
What's Been Happening in New York, Baby?
I Miss You (by Bjork)
Whiskey Makes You Sweeter (by Amy Allison)
Doll Parts (by Hole)
Dreams (by Fleetwod Mac)