Israel Nash – Silver Season

Israel Nash and his band return from the Texas Hill Country with the new album Israel Nash’s Silver Season to be released October 9th, 2015 via Loose/Thirty Tigers, this is the first teaser track from the album.

Following his critically acclaimed 2013 album Rain Plans, Israel Nash’s Silver Season was written and recorded on Nash’s 15-acre ranch in Dripping Springs, near Austin TX, where he and his band built Plum Creek Sound, a 1,400 square-foot Quenset studio. Recorded to tape with Grammy-award winning engineer Ted Young (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, The Rolling Stones) back behind the boards, Israel Nash makes a bold return with Israel Nash’s Silver Season.

Influenced by the peaceful Texas hillside, the 9-song album ventures farther down the acid-soaked trail blazed by Rain Plans, arriving in lush and expansive territory. Here, Nash sounds more assured than ever, supported by his highly capable band and production inspired by psychedelic greats.

In support of the new record, Nash and his band are heading out on the road to play multiple US festivals this summer and headline dates in the autumn. News of UK and European dates to follow soon.

Previously on Beat Surrender

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Israel Nash / Facebook / Twitter

Beat Surrender : Best of 2013

It’s that time of year again to try and break down this years favourites into some kind of order, truth be told the #1 choice was the easiest I’ve had to make in recent years, separating #2 through #5 was a little more difficult – they are all great albums, stylistically very different but all have outstanding songs, from #6 onwards the degree of separation reduces and to be honest if I sat down with the final list next week the order could shift significantly, in the tradition of never doing it exactly the same way year-on-year this time around I’ve gone for a more straight forward chart and the number 33 seemed an appropriate choice given the top ten all found their way into my collection on vinyl (no doubt this influenced the final choices). Having already seen a number of fellow bloggers best of’s it evident there are some big name Americana acts missing from the Beat Surrender run down, as ever too much music and not enough time.

1. Jason Isbell – Southeastern

2. Camera Obscura – Desire Lines

3. Danny & The Champions of the World – Stay True

4. Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You

5. Caitlin Rose – The Stand In

6. Lindi Ortega – Tin Star

7. Holly Williams – The Highway

8. Sturgill Simpson = High Top Mountain

9. My Darling Clementine – The Reconciliation

10. Austin Lucas – Stay Reckless

11. Frank Turner – Tape Deck Heart

12. Chris T-T & The Hoodrats – The Bear

13. Phosphorescent – Muchacho

14. John Moreland – In the Throes

15. Frankie & The Heartstrings – The Days Run Away

16. Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo – Dear River

17. Star Anna – Go To Hell

“For Anyone” by Star Anna (official music video) from Coalter Digital on Vimeo.

18. Thee Spivs – The Crowds & The Sounds

19. Doc Feldman & the LD50 – Sundowning At The Station

20. Israel Nash Gripka – Rain Plans

21. Shona Tucker – A Tell All

22. The Lucky Strikes – The Exile & The Sea

23. Laura Cantrell – No Way Here From There

24. Possessed by Paul James -There Will Be Nights When I’m Lonely

25. Amanda Shires – Down Fell The Doves

26. Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse

27. MG Boulter – The Water Or The Wave

28 Annie Keating – For Keeps

Annie Keating – All Gone

29. The Handsome Family – Wilderness

30. Paper Aeroplanes – Little Letters

31. Wynntown Marshalls – The Long Haul

32. Slaid Cleaves – Still Fighting The War

33. Lloyd Cole – Standards

Israel Nash Gripka – Israel Nash’s Rain Plans + UK / Euro Tour

Israel Nash's Rain Plans

Four years ago I was lucky enough to pick up on a recommendation from Americana UK to Israel Nash Gripka’s debut album New York Town a fine album that’s remained on my regular playlist ever since – if you missed out first time around and would like to get your hands on a CD a copy of the album then drop us a line by clicking this link (name only required and it’s open to non UK readers too) and I’ll pick a ‘winner’ during October and send you a copy, so as a big fan of his debut it’s no surprise when the excellent follow up Barn Door and Concrete Floors hit the shelves I was eager to get my hands on a copy in the form of a limited edition personalised CD package, and better still a gift of the album on vinyl was gratefully received too.

Now I’m very eager to get a ‘hard’ copy of his latest album Israel Nash’s Rain Plans which was released on 30th September by the fine folks at Loose Music who Israel signed a deal with earlier in the year, in the mean time I’ll content myself with listening to the stream of what is undoubtedly Israel’s best album yet and a real treat for fans of Americana with a fuller soundscape created with broad strokes of guitar Israel has come up with a beautifully expansive set of tunes that have a real depth of character to them – a sound that goes hand-in-hand with the developing writing talents of the Missouri born singer-songwriter who’s recently settled in Dripping Spring in Texas hill country outside of Austin and its apparent he’s allowed the change of scenery to influence and shape the sound of the album.

Israel’s on tour in the UK during October and you can catch him at one of these fine venues.

01 Oct The Maze, NOTTINGHAM
03 Oct Errigle Inn, BELFAST
04 Oct Whelan’s, DUBLIN
05 Oct Cleere’s, KILKENNY
06 Oct Cyprus Avenue, CORK
08 Oct Le Pub, NEWPORT
11 Oct The Prince Albert, BRIGHTON
12 Oct The Pumphouse, ALDEBURGH
13 Oct The Water Rats, LONDON

For details on the rest of Euro tour dates click here.


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