The Nils – Sell Out Young

The Nils – Sell Out Young (Psyche Industry Records) 1985. This is one of my favorite EPs ever. The Nils were a really brilliant band. There is so much emotional depth to these songs.

Mag Wheel Records released a compilation of all Nils tracks a few years back. So I am kinda breaking my rule here about not posting things in print. However, if you like these tracks, this only scratches the surface and I encourage you to buy Nils Green Fields in Daylight in its entirety.

The Nils were one of the most underrated bands ever. The man behind the Nils, Alex Soira killed himself in 2004.

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14 Responses to The Nils – Sell Out Young

  1. Peter - KBDRecords says:

    Niels!!! One of my favourite bands from Canada. Ever! Higly underrated. This 12″ is such a classic. I’ve been thinking about posting it too. But I don’t have it at home right now. Hopefully other people will realise what a great band this was.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Only one post – that’s criminal !. What is not to like about The Nils – some of the best pop shit ever written. I’m blasting the “Green Fields In Daylight” Cd right now :)

  3. Joe Stumble says:

    I know man….this is one of the best ever.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The Nils were great. Scratches & Needles is one of my all time favourite punk tunes! You should put their “I Am The Wolf” (Paisley) 12″ up also!

  5. chris g says:

    hey joe, posted some canadian punk, check it out if you please

  6. Brushback says:

    Holy cow, it’s as if this post was never here, because I’m just finding out about it now. Never knew you’d posted the Nils. Great band.

  7. Joe says:

    @Brushback ha…no punchline?

  8. Jeff Shelton says:

    A friend of mine recently sent me this Blog link. Thanks for sharing the Nils links/info. Truly one of the great lost punk bands of the 80s. My band (THE WELL WISHERS) recently covered the song “Fountains” Anyone is welcome to check it out/download by clicking here:

    Jeff (San Fransicko, CA)

  9. Niko Stash says:

    A new album has just benn recorded. All previously unreleased stuff recorded while Alex was still alive. The bst album they ever did…..Plus a DVD compliataion of all previously unreleased footage of The Nils live in their early years… E-Mail me at I also created a group on The Nils on Facebook. Just look for The Nils (Montreal Punk Band) You will find it. Or find me Niko Stash on Facebook. Tobe_Damit on Vampirefreaks.

  10. Niko Stash says:

    This is serious. Not a joke. The DVD has just been recorded, as soon as the sleeve design is ok, it’s gonna be out and the DVD will follow shortly after. I myself have fottage from concerts from 1985, 1986 and 3 other latershows featuring The Nils. Plus a live telecast show called Buzz on Much Music (Musique Plus in Montreal)

  11. Keith says:

    I first heard this record in like 88. Sam (current Down By Law) played this for me when we were in a crappy band together in jr. high in Tampa. This record will always be heads above any so called “pop punk” that came after it. Powerful with great melodies. I wish had the original vinyl in my collection…

  12. Paul says:

    Thanks for this- looking for a while- man oh man! brings me back to high school RIP ALEX

  13. Niko Stash says:

    (PLZ delete the preceding comment since it has a mistake in the spelling of my user’s name)

    Check out this link for an updated discog including all the upcoming new releases…!/album.php?aid=12201&id=122490897785140

    PS: I’m linking this blog to The Nils Official Band page on Facebook.

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