NAILBITER is the synthesized alter ego of recording producer and engineer Josh Korody (BELIEFS, CANDLE RECORDING). The project came to light with the release of FORMATS in 2015 and SWORM in 2016, which was recorded by Korody himself with the exception of the title track, Sworm, which was recorded by Jeff Berner (Psychic TV) at Studio G in Brooklyn, NY and mastered in it’s entirety by Jarod Gibson (Odonis Odonis).
With two releases and a line of impressive performances behind him, Nailbiter has been toying away, pulling cords and turning knobs to create his newest presentation, WAVESHAPER. Waveshaper came to life with the help of David Psutka (Egyptrixx) and Jeremy Greenspan (Junior Boys) on mastering. The live aspects of Nailbiter are ever shifting from collaborative works (with Keita Juma at 2016 Forms Festival), to noise performances, to dark techno dance parties, and will continue to grow and take new forms through anxious beats and pulsating darkness.
Waveshaper is set to be released March 03, 2017 on Premium Digital via Hand Drawn Dracula
NAILBITER PRESS QUOTES
“Nailbiter Creates a Swarm of Sound on ‘Sworm’” ~ SPIN
“Starting off with craggy static pulses of a top secret radio transmission, it veers into a potent blend of rudimentary beats and distorted laser beam synth improvisation, Pete Swanson meets Giorgio Moroder style.” ~ THE FADER
“Nailbiter (Josh Korody of Beliefs) soundtracks your industrial nightmare on ‘Formats’ – Taking inspiration from late-’80s/early-’90s industrial (and maybe a little DJ Shadow)” ~ BROOKLYN VEGAN
“Josh Korody somehow found time to put out an experimental industrial album Formats under the appropriately goth moniker Nailbiter” ~ THUMP
“an experimental industrial album Formats [released] under the appropriately goth moniker Nailbiter” ~ THUMP
“Waveshaper – a moody, threatening sonic vibe” ~ EXCLAIM!
“Formats is a electronic album made up of industrial darkness, skin-crawling beats, and atmospheric drones akin to Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Volume II.” ~ EXCLAIM! MAGAZINE
“Formats belongs conceptually and aesthetically in the tradition of artists like Throbbing Gristle, Aphex Twin, and Black Dice. Like those vanguards, play comes first.” ~ CHARTATTACK
“Nailbiter makes sludgy experimental electro with shades of industrial and a pinch of gothiness. “Smeared” is a short song with a sense of impending doom, and though the sounds are cacophonous, it is still melodious and beat-driven.” ~ SILENT SHOUT