jakub | April 30, 2024

Roo AOTD #84 Nation of Language

All aboard the hype train for Bonnaroo 2024! Only 44 days until we are all on the Farm again, can you believe it? It’s coming up fast and we can’t wait to be dancing with all of you at Bonnaroo! Today’s Artist of the Day is the one and only Nation of Language. Learn more about the artist below. Don’t forget to check out all of our artist spotlights! Thank you for reading these posts!

Artist Biography

Nation of Language is an indie pop band started by Ian Devaney in New Jersey. Ian had a high school band called the Static Jacks that had a label release for their second album, but the deal fell through in 2013, putting Ian back at his parent’s place in New Jersey. One day his father played OMD’s “Electricity” which inspired him to write a similar track. Soon after he started a project called Nation of Language with a rotating lineup of musicians. The track was titled “Laudanum” and eventually ended up on Nation of Language’s debut EP in 2015. Ian moved to Brooklyn and continued to write songs for his project’s everchanging lineup which included former member of the Static Jacks and Ian’s then-fiancée Aidan Noell. After a tour where Nation of Language supported the Wombats, the band worked on their debut album Presence which came out in 2020. The band found success in this release and did a headlining tour through 2021. Nation of Language’s most recent release was Strange Disciple in 2023.


Indie Pop, Post-Punk, Synth-Pop

Scheduled at Bonnaroo

Thursday (Link to Daily Schedules)

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