downey takes its name from the Southern California city Nogueiras grew up in. “It’s a good representation of where I come from, and it’s nostalgic for certain elements of the past while still being sad about them,” he says. downey is a compendium of glory days and melancholy memories, of hopes for a future already passed, and dreams that may still one day be realized. It’s the perfect summer record, but it’s also the perfect end of summer record: from the glorious, melancholic power pop opener “After Your Legs”, to the energetic, full throttle wonder of “Endless Scan” and the laidback splendor of “Shelley Duvall”, all the songs are inspired by Nogueiras’ personal memories, but have a universality to them, too.
At the same time, downey is an album that also looks forward to new beginnings, in both a metaphorical and literal sense and which lives in the present as much as it looks back on the past. Mostly written over the course of a six month period in the LA apartment Nogueiras was sharing with his wife, its songs capture a true sense of what it means to be alive, and all the wonder and the sadness that entails
released March 22, 2019
Produced by Danny Nogueiras at Balboa Recording Studio.
Engineered by Danny Nogueiras.
Engineered by David Jerkovich.
Mixed by John Goodmanson.
Mastered by Howie Weinburg.
On this recording, NO WIN is:
Danny Nogueiras - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Percussion
David Jerkovich - Backing Vocals, Bass Guitar, Keys, Guitar
Juan Liñan - Lead Guitar
Jeff Enzor - Drums, Percussion, Synthesizer
All songs written by Danny Nogueiras (Okay Songsm ASCAP) except:
"Waiting for a Call" written by Nogueiras and David Jerkovich (CAKE Party, ASCAP)
"2 Real" written by Justin Conway (Okay Songs, ASCAP)
"From the Back of a Rolling Rock" written by Nogueiras with Jeff Enzor (Various And A Sundry Songs, ASCAP)
Photos by Alice Baxley
Artwork and Layout by Jeff Enzor
Danny Nogueiras founded NO WIN as a solo act in 2015, leaving behind the suburbs and the emo and Americana bands where he
cut his teeth to embed himself in the LA scene. He performed at DIY shows with a variety of bands up and down the west coast and along the way began recording bands in makeshift spots around the city. He went on to run Balboa Recording Studio in LA’s Glassell Park neighborhood....more