30 Sep Israel Nash poised for ‘Silver Season’ release
Time has moved swiftly for Israel Nash during the past year and with a new album set for release on Oct. 9, it doesn’t look to slow down anytime soon.
Nash’s Silver Season, will be released on Loose/Thirty Tigers and the fall tour will land in Nashville, Tenn. on Oct. 15. The album follows his 2013 release Rain Plans, and was written and recorded on Nash’s 15-acre ranch and new studio in Dripping Springs, Texas.
“We had some shows and festivals this summer so it went by fast. We’ve been working in the studio and preparing for the tour,” Nash said about the recent months leading up to the album release.
“The studio has been a big deal for us and it’s great to work on songs and have something in between tours. The last tour was our first United States headlining tour and since then we’ve been headlining shows and sold out some in some really cool markets. It’s been rewarding meeting fans all over the world,” he added about the band’s time in between albums.
With the transition from Rain Plans to Silver Season, Nash has been going about the process in a seamless manner, attracting a fan base one-by-one in Europe and the States. While the music and message are spreading, Nash says that his perspective on music has evolved as well.
“Everything in the past has hinged on the the thought of ‘this record is the one’ and now it’s about the whole thing – the music, the album and the live performance,” Nash said.
By fusing these elements, it makes makes Nash a distinct and unique artist these days and will no doubt increase his musical relevancy for years to come.
Regarding Silver Season, the album was recorded at Plum Creek Sound, a 1,400 square-foot Quonset studio. The album was recorded to tape with Grammy-award winning engineer Ted Young (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, The Rolling Stones).
While writing on the road for months, the album was recorded in May during a severe Texas flood, and after recording for three weeks, Silver Season was mixed a week later.
The album features nine tracks with sweeping, emotional movements that weave in a steady flow. Songs such as “LA Lately” reflect Nash’s first headlining show in L.A. while others mirror the time at hand and real life world situations. Wanting to create a space that is more than just background music, Nash noted that during the recording process he tried to keep it natural.
“A couple of songs may be introduced to the band, but it’s all fresh,” he said. On Silver Season, Nash has crafted a sound, concrete collection of songs that act as a great companion to Rain Plans.
Israel Nash – “Strangers”