Published Aug 08, 2011With a resume that includes stints as a record company employee, music journalist, concert promoter and artist manager, Montreal native Nash has seen his share of action in the music industry. Hoping to flip the script, the singer-songwriter is now moving from behind the scenes to show off some songs of his own.
Nash will be releasing his debut disc The Death of Reason on MapleMusic Recordings/Shoreline Records this fall. Though displaying a wide range of influences, from "the alterno-indie cynicism of Beck to Phoenix, the quirkiness of Cake to Spoon and the haunting vocal touches of Failure and Depeche Mode," the artists synthesizes his favs into something altogether unique, according to the press release.
Just check out first single "Sad Robot Harmonies," whose Christopher Mills-directed video you can watch below. You can also download the track here.
Nash himself explains that the electro-tinged indie pop song tips its hat to everyone that's helped him out over the years.
"The song is a large thank you to some really good people in my life which points out the contrast between good-intentioned people and people with agendas and my ability to deal with or be able to cope with the latter," he said in a statement. "The song ends with the moral of: 'No matter how shitty things get, there's always good, and love prevails despite the sadness of things around you.'"
Though neither a tracklisting nor release date has been properly announced for The Death of Reason, Nash will be hitting up a handful of Canadian cities with his quirky, baritone-vocal-heavy jams. Check the schedule below.
8/12 Montreal, QC - Divian Orange*
8/13 Ottawa, ON - Avant Garde*
8/16 Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe
8/17 Kingston, ON - The Mansion*
8/18 Hamilton, ON - The Corktown*
* with the Noble Thiefs