NRVS LVRS (pronounced “Nervous Lovers”) is the dreamy darkwave project of husband & wife duo Andrew Gomez and Bevin Fernandez. While citing acts like Massive Attack, Can, and Kate Bush as influences, their music flirts with caustic electro-pop elements similar to that of The Knife, Bat for Lashes, or Crystal Castles. The dulcet tones of Fernandez’ soaring vocals complimented by Gomez’ low crooning glide over layers of ominous synths, driving guitar, and precise percussion to create compelling electronic soundscapes.
San Francisco natives Gomez and Fernandez —recording as NRVS LVRS since 2014— can be found offstage crate digging at Amoeba and supporting the Bay Area art scene. The pair’s 2015 debut LP on Breakup Records The Golden West was praised by SF Weekly as “crepuscular and opaque, with a grimy layer to it that thinly disguises the vein of pop running through the song[s].” NRVS LVRS has since opened for acts like Jagwar Ma and Telekinesis and received glowing reviews from PopMatters and Noisey. They spent the summer of 2016 recording with Larry Crane at Jackpot! Studio in Portland, released their sophomore album Electric Dread on June 30th, 2017, and are working on releasing new music recorded in Los Angeles with producer Eric Palmquist (WAVVES, FMLYBND) at Palmquist Studios.
"Electric Dread is a vessel of anxiety and fear, an aural manifestation of melancholic doom and gloom that allows for the cathartic expression of our deepest, most visceral psychosomatic experiences. Powerful, overwhelming and incredibly entrancing, Electric Dread is the journey through fire you’ve been waiting for." --- Atwood Magazine
“NRVS LVRS have crafted a spellbinding song that will take away every ounce of breath from your body… A song whose production is immaculate and envelopes the atmosphere with a beautiful sensuality and intimacy. A song whose vocalist (Fernandez in this case) soars like an angel, hovering delicately in the air and calling us to follow her. This all sounds like pure fantasy, and ‘Castling’ is exactly that.” --- The Revue
"[T]here are glimpses of raw emotionality, such as the despairing call, 'Is someone coming back for me?' in 'Sparrow & the Sea', that bring thought-provoking substance to their electronic groove... NRVS LVRS is an oddity, but an oddity that has created a fascinating, indefinable sound." --- SF Weekly
"It’s a fascinating and unrelenting contradiction that’s present throughout the entire record. Happily, carelessly dancing and swaying to the songs as you’re being invited to contemplate the crushing horror of trauma, heartbreak, isolation and loss." --- Jason Myers, Exit Here Media
"'I Am Almost Perfectly Awake' glides with an effortless ease, the band's sparkling electronics appealing to your ears in a way that seems dark, but also beautiful. It's a moment you just have to experience for yourself." --- The Grey Estates
"Landing somewhere between Tears for Fears and My Bloody Valentine, NRVS LVRS have taken the particular days when your responsibility-free teenage years begin to creep into existential crisis and turned them into magic." --- Noisey
"They've already drawn comparisons to Broken Social Scene and Arcade Fire for their epic, prescient and intelligent rock tunes, all tinged with nuanced flavours of indie, pop, electronica and various other aural titbits." --- The Line Of Best Fit
"San Francisco band NRVS LVRS provide an aptly contemporary twist on indie pop. At its root, it's the same new romantic-derived sounds Stars have been excelling at for the past 15 years, but with smart additions of chillwave, electropop, and dreampop." --- PopMatters