Jason Buehler - guitar, radio, megaphone
Mark Shirazi - drums, percussion
Nice Nice are an amazing guitar/drums duo from Portland, Oregon. They take the blips
and scattered sounds of harsh laptoptronica and add a human, personal vibe; they
take the pulsing rhythms and danceable beats of the early no-wave scene and throw
it down a flight of stairs covered in contact mics. Nice Nice can skronk with
the best of them, yet are not so caught up in the self-servingness that such jams
might inflict; they always keep the listener or live audience enthralled.
Playing a musical Tetris of sorts, the listener is usually most shocked when it is
revealed that all of Nice Nice's material is looped, dubbed, and twisted on the spot,
giving each sound an explosive, infantile nature that is never found inside an iMac.
The patterns and sound textures are interlocked and woven in such fantastic ways,
a veritable Longaberger basket of sound implementation.
With all those big words being thrown around, one might come to the assumption
that Nice Nice are too brainy and complex of an act for most to follow or even
comprehend. Just like watching NASCAR because you're too lazy to change the channel,
that assumption is wrong. Like any cool rock band, Nice Nice have broken light
bulbs during their sets, as well as utilized any and all foreign objects not
originally created for their audible nature. There is no limit to the complexity
or simplicity of the Nice Nice sound, everybody is welcome here.
Nice Nice are always working on new sounds and experimentation, and can be found
sharing bills with some of the other more interesting and creative musical acts of today.
With the release of their CD3 on Archigramophone and their 7" on White Denim, Nice
Nice continue to blow the minds of aging jazz musicians, punk rockers, and everyone
The Official Nice Nice Website
Temporary Residence's Nice Nice page
Archigramophone's Nice Nice page
Nice Nice Interview in the Portland Mercury