Israel Nash to Release New Album on 8/19
"A glorious neo-psychedelic masterpiece."-KEXP
"It's a career worth following."-The Independent
Rain Plans, the new album from singer-songwriter Israel Nash, will be released August 19 via Loose/Thirty Tigers. Released in the U.K. and Europe earlier this year, the record received immediate critical acclaim-Uncut hails it as "music soaked in rural American lore," and in its glowing 4 ½ star review Rolling Stone Germany describes it as "the most phenomenal Americana record of the year."
The title track is streaming now at http://bit.ly/T75wS1.
Rain Plans was produced by Nash, engineered by Grammy Award winning Ted Young (Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile) and inspired by Nash's new home of Dripping Springs, Texas, which helped evolve the tone of his songwriting. Of the new music Nash notes, "I wanted to make an album that sounded like what I saw and somehow spread the peace that this place brings to me. These songs are all about moving from New York to the reaches of the Hill Country and what those hills represent to me, which is greater than just nature. It's about my life and home. I really wanted to go new places and abandon any rules that had made me cautious before. It's about creating an environment that is so much bigger than any individual."
To support the release, Nash will take his new honed sound on the road in support of Jessica Lea Mayfield, with further tour dates expected in the fall. See below for details. As a native of Missouri, Nash grew up in the heartland of America. Ever restless, Nash relocated to New York City. In 2011 he released Barn Doors and Concrete Floors, which was recorded live in an old barn in upstate New York. Extensive touring in Europe helped Nash gain greater exposure overseas and the Euro Americana Charts chose Barn Doors and Concrete Floors as the top album of 2011.
RAIN PLANS TRACKLIST 1. Woman at the Well 2. Through the Door 3. Just Like Water 4. Who In Time 5. Myer Canyon 6. Rain Plans 7. Iron of the Mountain 8. Mansions 9. Rexanimarum
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