Israel Nash will release his fifth studio album Lifted on 27th July 2018 via Loose.
The Texas musician, known for his genre-bending music, utilised his longtime band for the record with arrangements by Jesse Chandler (Mercury Rev, Midlake), horns by members of Austin’s cumbia/funk compadre’s Grupo Fantasma, and strings from Kelsey Wilson and Sadie Wolf (Wild Child), Nash, alongside co-producer and engineer Ted Young (Kurt Vile, The Rolling Stones).
Lifted is described as an album that ‘soars with meticulously crafted, multi-hued rock and psychedelia.’ The set’s lead single is Rolling On, which is available to download and stream now.
Recorded at Nash’s own studio in his home in Dripping Springs, Texas, Lifted features found sounds and field recordings from his Texas ranch. He wanted to represent his environment to give the listener an immersive experience.
Speaking about the record Nash says, “It’s all about finding, searching for little sparks of inspiration. It may be a sound, a groove, a colour, or even an object. Old things are inspiring. Whatever it is, when you find it, it spreads like a conflagration that is out of your control. It doesn’t matter if you’re making a record or living your life, find these inspirations with a vigil eye and watch them change both you and your world.”
Nash will perform some solo shows in June followed by a full band tour across Europe in November.
Fans can see Israel Nash performing at the following dates:
14th – The Bullingdon, Oxford**
16th – Borough of Guildford, Guildford**
2nd – Botanique Witloof Bar, Brussels
3rd – Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg
4th – La Maroquinerie, Paris
6th – Strom, Munich
7th – Legend, Milan
8th – Bogen F, Zurich
9th – Manufaktur, Schorndorf
10th – Muziekgieterij, Maastricht
11th – Poppodium Hedon, Zwolle
12th – Tivolivredenburg Pandora Hall, Utrecht
13th – Nochtspeicher, Hamburg
15th – Debaser, Stockholm
16th – John Dee, Oslo
17th – Kulturbolaget, Malmo
19th – Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin
20th – Stadtgarten, Cologne
22nd – Scala, London