Michael Nau at The Old Church – Tickets – The Old Church – Portland, OR – October 26th, 2017

Michael Nau at The Old Church

Mississippi Studios Presents the psychedelic & understated songwriter with great new LP, Some Twist

Michael Nau at The Old Church

Thu, October 26, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$13 ADV / $15 DOS

This event is all ages

Fully Seated 

Michael Nau
Michael Nau
Michael Nau returns with his new album, Some Twist, out June 16th on Suicide Squeeze. Some Twist is the follow up to 2016’s Mowing and its announcement comes amidst a flurry of recent activity. Two weeks ago, Nau debuted songs from Some Twist on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic and headlined two sold out shows on back-to-back nights in Los Angeles. He has received extensive BBCradio play and been selected as a “6 Music Recommends” pick. One-off single “Love Survive” cracked the top 50 on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart and Elton John has played Nau on his Beats1 show. The first single from Some Twist, “Good Thing,” debuts today via The FADER. Bright piano and fingerpicked guitar weave together throughout the song with a chorus that swells with feedback fuzz and crashing percussion. Nau’s ever-present sense of humor, one of the hallmarks of his songwriting, gives the song a wry sense of purpose amidst its reflection. This week, Nau will play an intimate show in NYC to showcase some of the new album tracks at Brooklyn’s Sunnyvale (March 11th) before heading out on a UK tour with Haley Bonar (March 27th to April 6th). He’ll then embark on a short U.S. solo tour in May.
The Glowstream is a place centered between North and South Cumberland. It's not really called the Glowstream - just a stream that rolls to a dead end by the train tracks downtown. A place to sit, undisturbed in the cool shade, and see the interstate bend around glowing steeples, as cars and trucks break their speed - it's beautiful - how the city materializes, an oasis, after driving many miles through the mountains along I-68 - to this spot, where it's possible to witness all the paces change.

"Tall Hours in the Glowstream,'" is the title of their new album. Some of the songs that made the final cut were tracked in northern States, while the majority were recorded and mixed in Winterville, Georgia, as a revolving cast of players, thinkers, and singers were invited to hang in the band's living-room studio.The resulting sounds are both rich and charmingly lo-fi, full of vivid imagery and more gorgeous vocal harmony. Hard-asking tracks like "Somehow To Keep It Going" and "More Songs For Margaret" prove the promise in this music, the feeling of something better to come if only you can hold tight a little longer..."Always the mornings keep coming..." And what a beautiful thing that is...