July 9 street date. N0V3L fans have been patient. The band's self-titled EP exploded out of the gates in 2019, tightly wound and surgically precise, searing eardrums and teasing at a scant 21 minutes. The promise of that all-too-brief debut has finally been met with "Non-Fiction", the band’s first long-player. N0V3L's debut full-length comprises 11 tracks that function as a treatise on modern existence and the perverse parameters within which it's experienced. It's a collection of agile, carefully-constructed post-punk, new wave and funk that’s been zapped and warped by an opioid overdose crisis, mental illness, populism, and the merciless onward march of time. Intimate sadnesses and structural violences are blurred to the jagged quirk of sharp guitars, commanding bass, acrid saxophone, and mournful keys, all propelled ever forward by nimble drumming. It's dark and occasionally danceable, a macabre late-capitalist disco under a pall of confusion.