Michael Nau shares ‘Maralou’ from his forthcoming debut & announces more UK & European live dates

September 25, 2016
 Whitney McGraw Nau

Whitney McGraw Nau


Shares new track ‘Maralou’ – LISTEN HERE

Taken from his forthcoming debut album, ‘Mowing’ out on 18th November 2016 via Full Time Hobby

Announces further UK & European live dates for November & December 2016

Michael Nau today shares a new cut from his forthcoming debut album ‘Mowing’, which will be released on 18th November 2016 via Full Time Hobby. The hushed, shuffling‘Maralou’ is available to stream now via Loud & Quiet – HERE

Summoning the bygone sounds of AM radio – golden oldies, antiquated Nashville country, ‘70s chamber pop and dusty folk songs – ‘Mowing’ was written whilst on the road, with tracks penned from Burlington, Vermont to Connecticut, to a back porch in Nashville, and others back in the tiny Appalachian city of Cumberland, Maryland, USA, which Michael Nau currently calls home.

With little more than a delicate acoustic guitar line and a modestly hummed chorus, album opener “While You Stand” creates the inviting aura of sunlight coming through the kitchen window on an early Saturday morning. “Your Jewel”, “So, So Long”, and “Unwound” conjure the sounds that linger on lonely stretches of the radio dial, where Cat Stevens, Harry Chapin, and Randy Vanwarmer crackle on with their infinite humble appeal. Elsewhere on ‘Mowing’, you can hear Nau’s beguiling experiments—the bossa nova cadence of “Smooth Aisles”, the woozy chaise lounge instrumental “Mow”, the baroque pop of “Winter Beat.” ‘Mowing’ seems to be hanging in the clouds above time, just out of reach but ever so calmingly familiar.” (The Fader).

Watch the video for his debut single, ‘Love Survive’, directed by Robert Wallace, here which has picked up a Vimeo “Staff Pick” and amassed over 160k plays on Spotify, and even peaked at number 2 in the Spotify Viral Chart.

Michael Nau will be touring the UK for the first time this November as a special guest to Okkervil River, with a London date at Islington Assembly Hall on November 10th. Full live dates are as follows with UK shows in bold:

*with Okkervil River

10th      UK      London, Islington Assembly Hall*
11th      UK      Bristol, Thekla*
12th      UK      Manchester, Gorilla*
13th      UK      Glasgow, Stereo*

7th        FR        Bordeaux, I-Boat (Wintercamp Festvial)
8th        FR        Paris, Point Ephemere (Wintercamp Festival)
9th        FR        Tours, Temps Machine (Wintercamp Festival)
10th      NL       Tilburg, Incubate Festival
11th      BE       Brussels, Botanique (Witloof Bar)
13th      DE       Jena, Glashaus
14th      DE       Berlin, Auster Club
15th      DE       Hamburg, Aalhaus
16th      DE       Cologne, King Georg
17th      NL       Amsterdam, Paradiso (Upstairs)
19th      NL       Rotterdam, Stille Nacht Festival

Mowingwill be available on LP, CD & Digital. Pre-order the album HERE with an instant grat of ‘Love Survive’ and ‘Maralou’. The full tracklisting is as follows:

1. While You Stand
2. The Glass
3. Love Survive
4. Smooth Aisles
5. Your Jewel
6. Maralou
7. Mow
8. So, So Long
9. Winter Beat
10. Good Moon
11. Unwound
12. In There

Mowing album artwork

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