Hailing from Humboldt County, California, The Nucleus has been crafting its unique sound for over 7 years on the road, playing nearly 1000 shows around the country from bars to festivals and everything in between. Evolving from a sax-quartet into a rock trio in 2003, The Nucleus continued to hit the road hard and accomplish everything on their own drive and determination. After a few years making a name on the east coast, the band returned to Northern California to pursue its next phase of evolution. The band built a studio and began producing its own albums, kicking off with 2005's The Art of Reaching. Longtime collaborator/keyboardist B. Swizlo joined the band during this time and the latest incarnation of The Nucleus was formed.
The Nucleus has released six albums to date with the latest, Love and Gold released on October 20, 2007 with a sold out show to celebrate. The new album and the new sound reflect the band's return to the classic form of 70's rock and roll. Connoisseurs will detect influences from Neil Young, The Band, the Allman Bros, Pink Floyd, the Beatles, Hendrix and more. Delivered with passion, precision, and reckless abandon when called for, the songs from Love and Gold both live and on record fill an important niche in the collective rock and roll consciousness. Anchored by great new songs with lush harmonies and sing-along anthems, with plenty of searing guitar solos, "Love and Gold" instantly feels like a modern classic.