BALDWIN, NAT

IN THE HOLLOWS (WESTERN VINYL)

BALDWIN, NAT - IN THE HOLLOWS 70514
Format:
1 CD
Release:
02.05.2014
Label:
WESTERN VINYL
Kat.-Nr.:
70514
Barcode:
0656605465425
Despite his busy schedule recording and touring as the bass player for Dirty Projectors, Nat Baldwin found time to write and record his most soulful and ambitious collection of songs to date.

After recording the initial tracks at Machines With Magnets in Pawtucket, RI, Nat recruited Otto Hauser (Vetiver, Lia Ices, Espers) for drums and percussion, and Rob Moose (The National, Antony and the Johnsons, Bon Iver) to write string arrangements.

Much of the album was written while Nat was training for a marathon at his home in Maine.

Blending autobiographical details with fiction, the songs cover a wide range of topics including boxing, drowning, bodybuilding, target practice, will power, Steve Prefontaine, competition, separation, isolation, devastation, manipulation, conflagration, intoxication, and suicide.

Immersive, athletic, and often profound, In the Hollows represents his clearest and most consistent album-length statement, melodically, structurally, and lyrically.

Nat explains that "I hope it is as unsettling as it is beautiful. I want it to make people feel things they can't describe."
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. WASTED
  • 1.2. KNOCKOUT
  • 1.3. HALF MY LIFE
  • 1.4. IN THE HOLLOWS
  • 1.5. THE END OF THE NIGHT
  • 1.6. COSMOS POSE
  • 1.7. SHARPSHOOTER
  • 1.8. BORED TO DEATH
  • 1.9. A GOOD DAY TO DIE