Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread
Full Time Hobby
nau weaves a gentle yet intricate tapestry of soulful Americana that demonstrates how melancholia and euphoria can live in tandem.
this sprawling album was recorded in guitarist Benny Yurco’s one-bedroom apartment in Vermont, but it sounds like it was recorded on a sprawling plain under a vast and star-studded night sky. The songs on this layered record sound sunny and familiar and Nau shines when he’s nestled in that medium between melancholy and carefree, his songs shifting between pain and joy, fires and rivers, faraway stars, icy Saturdays, clouds of smoke, between shelter and flowers in the rain. fans of jeff tweedy, Richard Hawley and kurt wagner should check this out! this seems to be the gist — that there are “different movements” in the self, that constantly figuring yourself out is all part of the journey.