Danny Nogueiras is an embodiment of the underground Los Angeles scene. From drumming with FIDLAR in their formative years to stints with emo rockers Tiny Lungs and rowdy Americana outfit Brown and Blue, Nogueiras’ been able to observe and absorb the city’s eccentricities and utilize them in his own solo material as NO WIN. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s had some help from fellow LA born-and-bred musicians.
In fact, when he started recording tracks for his power-pop project, he brought in current FIDLAR drummer Max Kuehn and bassist David Jerkovich (Novi Split) to assist in honing his sound. Today, Nogueiras has unleashed a new song from NO WIN called “After Your Legs” in which he calls out everyday parasites and fakers.
The track begins abruptly with Nogueiras declaring himself as “just your reverie” over bright, chugging guitars. While its upbeat, hooky nature mirrors California’s sunniest days, his witty lyricism indicates he’s pretty fed up with people and situations that give the illusion of promise. It‘s an anti-poser anthem delivered with Robert Pollard sincerity.
“This song is about squaring off against forces that seem to support you, but only intend to drain you of all you’ve got left in you,” he tells Consequence of Sound, adding, “Honestly, though, it’s also about Weezer’s guitar tone.”