NIGHTMARES FOR A WEEK (Kingston, NY) started in 2008 over some beers on the back porch and a few old friends.
It was years after Anadivine and members Sean-Paul Pillsworth and Bill Manley were holed up in the studio with drummer Steven Markota producing an incredible debut recording.
First there was a hometown show, and in months, they were traveling far from their native Kingston, NY, playing every weekend. They kept getting called back, each time with bigger and more enthusiastic performances to match the crowds. A year went by so fast.
NFAW released their debut EP, A Flood Tomorrow in 2009, produced by studio pro John Naclerio (My Chemical Romance, Senses Fail, Polar Bear Club) at Nada Recording Studios in New Windsor, NY. After releasing the EP on Music for End Times, Naclerio signed the band to his own Broken English Records for digital distribution.
Named as one of Alternative Press magazine’s 100 Bands to Watch in 2010, NFAW released their debut LP, Don't Die in late 2010 which featured guest appearances from Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, Rival Schools) on now defunct Brooklyn-based label, Academy Fight Song. 2011 saw the release of a brand new track entitled "Doomsday Party" that appeared on a split 7" with veteran indie rockers JOSHUA (Doghouse Records) as the debut release by Miami, FL label Limited Fanfare. A year later in 2012, the band released the "Nightmares Split" with Nightmare Of You via Paper + Plastick Records, founded by Less Than Jake's drummer Vinnie Fiorello. In 2013, the band released their much acclaimed Sophomore LP, "Civilian War" via Suburban Home Records (Drag The River, Joey Cape, Tim Barry). The next year, in 2014, NFAW teamed up with Black Numbers Records and released a split 12" with New Jersey's Banquets.