Archive for the 'Michael Nau' Category

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Michael Nau opens his new album, Michael Nau & the Mighty Thread, with a Wall of Sound ode to thinking you might know, but knowing you might not. “Now in the middle summer/I’m thinking about the universe,” Nau sings, his husky baritone floating over shimmering guitars. “I think I know how it works/But I’m a […]

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

“Funny In Real Life” is the latest cut from the forthcoming self-titled Michael Nau & the Mighty Thread LP. Where lead single, “Less Than Positive,” was soaring with Spector-isms, “Funny” finds Nau and company easing off the throttle and settling into a sublime Cadillac groove that we can’t get enough of these days. The song came together in parts, he […]

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

On his new ep The Load, Michael Nau chases his latest album, Some Twist, with another shot. The songs are drawn from the same batch as that full-length, but fully worth their own attention. The title track couples JJ Cale vibes with skronking free jazz; “Sure It Can” drifts into blissful R&B; “Diamond Anyway” finds […]

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Michael Nau’s latest long player, Some Twist, finds the Maryland native following the breezy, off-kilter charm of last year’s Mowing, his solo debut. And that is to say it’s great. Album opener “Good Thing” bursts with the gleaming originality that has come to define Nau and his wife Whitney McGraw’s collective work as Cotton Jones, […]

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Last November we debuted a track off of Michael Nau’s solo debut, Mowing, out now via Suicide Squeeze Records. And though this record bears Nau’s name alone, it’s a fine addition to […]

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Cotton Jones have been relatively quiet since their last studio album, 2010’s luminous and glacial Tall Hours in the Glowstream, a master recording of Cosmic Americana that placed the group in a category all their own. In the years since, Michael Nau and Whitney McGraw have married, had a kid, have another on the way, […]