Michael Nau - Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread

Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread

Michael Nau

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12" Vinyl Album 11 tracks Out 3 August 2018 17.99
CD Album 11 tracks Out 3 August 2018 10.99
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Michael Nau - Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread



Michael Nau will release his new, full band album ‘Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread’ through Full Time Hobby on 3rd August. ‘Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread’ is the follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed album ‘Some Twist’ and its extension ‘The Load’ EP.

“There was a musical language that we created; something without a guiding pattern that you could really just jump into and see where things could go,” Michael Nau says of the process of recording ‘Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread’. He’s wildly poetic, especially when recounting his dedication to music, and the work that led to this particular collection of delicately passionate songs. “These things became the vehicle by which we traveled, giving us reason to spend most of our lives in a van of uncertainty.”

The sprawling new album was recorded in guitarist Benny Yurco’s one-bedroom apartment in downtown Burlington, Vermont. Nau and his collaborators had a cool little set up going in Yurco’s spot — drums and bass took over the bedroom, the guitar amp in the bathroom, Nau’s vocals and piano in the living room, and a vibraphone in the kitchen. It’s the first time one of Nau’s records happened all in one place, and “it feels most like a band record than ever before”. Nau and this particular group of musicians held it down together as a true team, which is why Nau named the record in their honour.

The songs on this layered record sound sunny and familiar, like sharing stories and worries with a close friend on a late summer day. In a gorgeous and natural way, he contemplates his own process, those feelings of uncertainty. “Making it too hard just comes easier,” Nau croons on ‘Funny In Real Life,’ an exquisite meditation on creation and self. “Truth is such a beautiful force/And every time we find the chorus/There’s no second-guessing the real/I don’t ever know how I feel.”

Nau shines when he’s nestled in that medium between melancholy and carefree. He seems to be thinking about the past, present, and future, all at the same time, and his songs move between pain and joy, fires and rivers, faraway stars, icy Saturdays, clouds of smoke, between shelter and flowers in the rain. “And it just keeps going, if it’s done it’s done/Still flow in the flowing, all around the sun,” he sings on ‘Smudge,’ the record’s finale, which is about love, and memories, and loneliness, and apprehension — “Something coming around some bend/Waiting for something to never end” — all at once. It’s all just part of the waves of life; sometimes you get stuck, or things move slower, and sometimes the pace steps up. And that seems to be the gist of Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread — that there are “different movements” in the self, that constantly figuring yourself out is all part of the journey. “As long as love is the motion,” Nau says, “it might get there.” Wherever ‘there’ is.

Michael heads on tour with The Mighty Thread in September 2018. Tickets on sale now.

September 2018
17th Amsterdam, Paradiso Noord
18th Berlin, Kantine am Berghain
19th Copenhagen, Loppen
21st Utrecht, Ekko
24th Bristol, The Louisiana
25th Manchester, Gullivers
26th London, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
27th Paris, Le Pop Up du Label
29th Maastricht, Muziekgieterij

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (FTH312LPA)
  1. Michael Nau - Less Than Positive
  2. Michael Nau - Shadow On
  3. Michael Nau - When
  4. Michael Nau - What's A Loon
  5. Michael Nau - Far The Far
  6. Michael Nau - No Faraway Star
  7. Michael Nau - Funny In Real Life
  8. Michael Nau - On Ice
  9. Michael Nau - Funny Wind
  10. Michael Nau - Can't Take One
  11. Michael Nau - Smudge
CD Album (FTH312CD)
  1. Michael Nau - Less Than Positive
  2. Michael Nau - Shadow On
  3. Michael Nau - When
  4. Michael Nau - What's A Loon
  5. Michael Nau - Far The Far
  6. Michael Nau - No Faraway Star
  7. Michael Nau - Funny In Real Life
  8. Michael Nau - On Ice
  9. Michael Nau - Funny Wind
  10. Michael Nau - Can't Take One
  11. Michael Nau - Smudge

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