Call it Cosmic Roots Rock, Americana, Alt-Country, Folk--it doesn’t matter. NLMS is a Rock n’ Roll outfit from Philadelphia, PA; denim desperadoes armed only with dusty guitars and torn tweed amplifiers. The ghosts of Sun Studios live within the music of NLMS, channeling "whiskey-and-cigarette-shaped vocals from a punk heart merging with rockabilly backbeats, country guitar twang and a healthy dose of classic R&B soul." They’re a “well-oiled harmonizing machine” “baked in sun, soaked in bourbon” purveying “shambling country-folk goodness culled from the oldest of schools." NLMS forges a sound that comfortably leaps between the austerity of early Elvis to the passion of Roy Orbison to the rebellion of Bob Dylan and Gram Parsons to the alt- leanings of The Jayhawks, Uncle Tupelo and The Replacements.
With their first two albums garnering critical praise for being one of the Top 10 Local Albums of 2008 and 2010 by The Philly Weekly and The Philadelphia Inquirer, NLMS remains unable to sit still. New songs are being mined from the fertile brain of Jamie Olson as we speak—raw, unpredictable gems tinged with crystalline sadness and bright glimmers of hope—pure anodyne for the soul. It only gets better…and louder!