We slow danced in the kitchento the sound of all the cricketsand the crackle of the old TVwith Sinatra singing songs aboutChicago and all of me...
So opens Goodnight California, the debut LP from Atlanta singer songwriter Nate Currin. Sometimes it's nice to listen to an album that's refreshingly new and original, and sometimes it's just as nice to find something comfortably familiar. In the case of Currin, it's the latter, as his sound very much reminds me of another artist that I came across a fair while ago (almost four years ago looking back at it now) that I thoroughly enjoy and have followed ever since: Cary Brothers. Both share an accessible pop sound that avoids too much polish and too many cliches, instead coming off as warm and sincere. While overall sporting an easy rocking acoustic+ feel to it, Currin isn't afraid to slow down and get personal, as is the case with Yellow Springs, dip into piano ballad land, such as Coming Home, or dabble with electronic touches, like in Lucid Dream. I'll share the album opener with you, Dance Away the Night, below.
Upcoming Tour Dates
3/5 - Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse
3/19 - Austin, Texas @ The Dizzy Rooster
4/2 - New York City, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
4/4 - New York, NY @ The Real Radio Show
4/16 - Durham, NC @ Broad Street Cafe
4/29 - Tampa, Fl. @ Play
5/6 - Gainesville, Ga. @ Wild Wing Cafe
5/8 - Nashville, Tenn. @ The Bluebird Cafe