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Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Michael Nau is known for a dreamy, reflective take on indie rock tinged with country, folk, psychedelic, and vintage pop influences. He fronted the like-minded projects and from the mid-2000s to the early 2010s before beginning to record under his own name in 2016. Though his prior solo releases also featured some version of a backing band, 2018's Michael Nau & the Mighty Thread rendered his head-in-the-clouds weekender tunes with a stronger, full-band sound. The 2019 solo album Less Ready to Go incorporated classic soul and reggae influences into his increasingly stylized retro sound, while 2023's twangier Accompany weaved steel guitars, strings, and more into it's lush, echo-heavy design.A native of Maryland, Nau formed his first group in Baltimore in 2004. Calling themselves, Nau (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Whitney McGraw (keyboards, glockenspiel, vocals), Jasen Reeder (bass), and Clinton Jones (drums) released three albums of thoughtful, melodic indie rock in the vein of acts such as and, beginning with 2005's Come, I'm a Lion. The band signed with for 2006's Hello, Dear Wind and 2007's Page France and the Family Telephone before Nau and McGraw formed. Establishing a style-blending psych-folk that would become more closely associated with Nau, that project released a self-titled EP before shortening it's name to. ' full-length debut, The River Strumming, arrived via in 2008, and the duo reunited with for 2009's Paranoid Cocoon and 2010's Tall Hours in the Glowstream. A final EP, Sit Beside Your Vegetables, saw release in 2011.Nau went solo for his next record, though his debut also featured McGraw - by then Nau's wife - among it's many guests. Built from a selection of several years' worth of written material that was never fully realized, Mowing was issued by in early 2016. Gave it a European release later in the year, and his second solo album, Some Twist, followed in June 2017, also on and. The Load EP, a collection of songs that Nau didn't think belonged on Some Twist, came out three months later. In 2018, he returned with Michael Nau & the Mighty Thread. Offering more of his dreamy, reverb-sweetened indie pop/rock but with a more robust presence, it was recorded in a Burlington, Vermont apartment with more than a half-dozen contributors, including guitarist Benny Yurco, keyboardist Will Brown, and drummer Graeme Gibson. The stand-alone 7" "No Quit" arrived on in March 2019 before a rejiggered backing lineup was featured on the full-length Less Ready to Go later the same year. Issued under Nau's name alone, it received a cassette release by Press On Records. He self-released April 2020's stripped-back So On So On, an acoustic guitar-penned solo effort he recorded in his attic.His next album materialized at the prompting of producer/engineer Adrian Olsen (,), who invited Nau to record at his Richmond, Virginia studio. With sessions on the books, Nau wrote some songs and organized a band that included studio regulars such as McGraw, Brown, and multi-instrumentalist, as well as touring friends like multi-instrumentalists Mat Davidson (,) and Ken Woodward (,). Essentially recorded live in the studio as a band, the completed Accompany arrived on in December 2023.
Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Michael Nau is known for a dreamy, reflective take on indie rock tinged with country, folk, psychedelic, and vintage pop influences. He fronted the like-minded projects and from the mid-2000s to the early 2010s before beginning to record under his own name in 2016. Though his prior solo releases also featured some version of a backing band, 2018's Michael Nau & the Mighty Thread rendered his head-in-the-clouds weekender tunes with a stronger, full-band sound. The 2019 solo album Less Ready to Go incorporated classic soul and reggae influences into his increasingly stylized retro sound, while 2023's twangier Accompany weaved steel guitars, strings, and more into it's lush, echo-heavy design.A native of Maryland, Nau formed his first group in Baltimore in 2004. Calling themselves, Nau (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Whitney McGraw (keyboards, glockenspiel, vocals), Jasen Reeder (bass), and Clinton Jones (drums) released three albums of thoughtful, melodic indie rock in the vein of acts such as and, beginning with 2005's Come, I'm a Lion. The band signed with for 2006's Hello, Dear Wind and 2007's Page France and the Family Telephone before Nau and McGraw formed. Establishing a style-blending psych-folk that would become more closely associated with Nau, that project released a self-titled EP before shortening it's name to. ' full-length debut, The River Strumming, arrived via in 2008, and the duo reunited with for 2009's Paranoid Cocoon and 2010's Tall Hours in the Glowstream. A final EP, Sit Beside Your Vegetables, saw release in 2011.Nau went solo for his next record, though his debut also featured McGraw - by then Nau's wife - among it's many guests. Built from a selection of several years' worth of written material that was never fully realized, Mowing was issued by in early 2016. Gave it a European release later in the year, and his second solo album, Some Twist, followed in June 2017, also on and. The Load EP, a collection of songs that Nau didn't think belonged on Some Twist, came out three months later. In 2018, he returned with Michael Nau & the Mighty Thread. Offering more of his dreamy, reverb-sweetened indie pop/rock but with a more robust presence, it was recorded in a Burlington, Vermont apartment with more than a half-dozen contributors, including guitarist Benny Yurco, keyboardist Will Brown, and drummer Graeme Gibson. The stand-alone 7" "No Quit" arrived on in March 2019 before a rejiggered backing lineup was featured on the full-length Less Ready to Go later the same year. Issued under Nau's name alone, it received a cassette release by Press On Records. He self-released April 2020's stripped-back So On So On, an acoustic guitar-penned solo effort he recorded in his attic.His next album materialized at the prompting of producer/engineer Adrian Olsen (,), who invited Nau to record at his Richmond, Virginia studio. With sessions on the books, Nau wrote some songs and organized a band that included studio regulars such as McGraw, Brown, and multi-instrumentalist, as well as touring friends like multi-instrumentalists Mat Davidson (,) and Ken Woodward (,). Essentially recorded live in the studio as a band, the completed Accompany arrived on in December 2023.
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Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Michael Nau is known for a dreamy, reflective take on indie rock tinged with country, folk, psychedelic, and vintage pop influences. He fronted the like-minded projects and from the mid-2000s to the early 2010s before beginning to record under his own name in 2016. Though his prior solo releases also featured some version of a backing band, 2018's Michael Nau & the Mighty Thread rendered his head-in-the-clouds weekender tunes with a stronger, full-band sound. The 2019 solo album Less Ready to Go incorporated classic soul and reggae influences into his increasingly stylized retro sound, while 2023's twangier Accompany weaved steel guitars, strings, and more into it's lush, echo-heavy design.A native of Maryland, Nau formed his first group in Baltimore in 2004. Calling themselves, Nau (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Whitney McGraw (keyboards, glockenspiel, vocals), Jasen Reeder (bass), and Clinton Jones (drums) released three albums of thoughtful, melodic indie rock in the vein of acts such as and, beginning with 2005's Come, I'm a Lion. The band signed with for 2006's Hello, Dear Wind and 2007's Page France and the Family Telephone before Nau and McGraw formed. Establishing a style-blending psych-folk that would become more closely associated with Nau, that project released a self-titled EP before shortening it's name to. ' full-length debut, The River Strumming, arrived via in 2008, and the duo reunited with for 2009's Paranoid Cocoon and 2010's Tall Hours in the Glowstream. A final EP, Sit Beside Your Vegetables, saw release in 2011.Nau went solo for his next record, though his debut also featured McGraw - by then Nau's wife - among it's many guests. Built from a selection of several years' worth of written material that was never fully realized, Mowing was issued by in early 2016. Gave it a European release later in the year, and his second solo album, Some Twist, followed in June 2017, also on and. The Load EP, a collection of songs that Nau didn't think belonged on Some Twist, came out three months later. In 2018, he returned with Michael Nau & the Mighty Thread. Offering more of his dreamy, reverb-sweetened indie pop/rock but with a more robust presence, it was recorded in a Burlington, Vermont apartment with more than a half-dozen contributors, including guitarist Benny Yurco, keyboardist Will Brown, and drummer Graeme Gibson. The stand-alone 7" "No Quit" arrived on in March 2019 before a rejiggered backing lineup was featured on the full-length Less Ready to Go later the same year. Issued under Nau's name alone, it received a cassette release by Press On Records. He self-released April 2020's stripped-back So On So On, an acoustic guitar-penned solo effort he recorded in his attic.His next album materialized at the prompting of producer/engineer Adrian Olsen (,), who invited Nau to record at his Richmond, Virginia studio. With sessions on the books, Nau wrote some songs and organized a band that included studio regulars such as McGraw, Brown, and multi-instrumentalist, as well as touring friends like multi-instrumentalists Mat Davidson (,) and Ken Woodward (,). Essentially recorded live in the studio as a band, the completed Accompany arrived on in December 2023.
        
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