NINA NASTASIA

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desperately seeking Nina Nastasia DOGS.

brian leahy, Wednesday, 22 May 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

It's due to be repressed and rereleased this summer. Its packaging is unbelievably ornate (and nice) but clearly quite expensive as well. I think only like 500 were ever made. The album itself quite good, but not nearly as good as The Blackened Air (not that you asked).

Sam, Wednesday, 22 May 2002 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

seven months pass...
I saw Nina Nastasia on Valentines Day 2001 and was blown away. I haven't been able to track down the CDversion of "Dogs" at any NYC store or on the web. I've given up trying to find the legit release. If anyone would be willing to burn me a copy, I have stuff to trade. Until then I await the reissue.

Best,
Beer Can

Beer Can (Beer Can), Tuesday, 7 January 2003 21:34 (eighteen years ago) link

four years pass...
Her collaboration with Jim White (the Dirty Three) is out on May 28th (*) and is called You Follow Me. "Our Discussion" is a remake of the track she did with Boom Bip.

In an experiment of collaboration, songstress Nina
Nastasia and the incomparable percussionist Jim
White have announced the release of their album, You
Follow Me. The album, which will be released on May
28th, 2007, is Nastasia’s second release on Fat Cat
Records.

White – who is best known for his work with the
highly regarded instrumental group Dirty Three as
well as lending his hand to the projects of Will
Oldham, The Boxhead Ensemble, Smog, Nick Cave and PJ
Harvey – thought up the idea of a collaboration
between himself and Nastasia after the recording of
her album, On Leaving, for which he played drums.

The album was recorded with the legendary Steve
Albini at his Electrical Audio studio in Chicago
after White and Nastasia worked together with
musical organizer Kennan Gudjonsson with the process
of fine tuning the album in New York.


(*) officially, that is.

StanM, Tuesday, 27 March 2007 07:35 (fourteen years ago) link

It's pretty good innit, stan?

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy, Tuesday, 27 March 2007 07:55 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh yeah. I hope they tour this.

StanM, Tuesday, 27 March 2007 08:03 (fourteen years ago) link

Doesn't look like they will, though. At least not immediately.

http://fat-cat.co.uk/fatcat/news.php?id=417&offset=0&artistList=&imprintList=

StanM, Tuesday, 27 March 2007 08:07 (fourteen years ago) link

whoa that sounds amazing.

i bet that's what she'll be playing from at ATP in April (with Jim White).

sean gramophone, Tuesday, 27 March 2007 14:47 (fourteen years ago) link

She's no longer coming to ATP according the site.

barnaby, Tuesday, 27 March 2007 15:26 (fourteen years ago) link

I can't find her tour dates for April, but The Dirty Three will be at ATP, if this is still correct.

StanM, Tuesday, 27 March 2007 16:18 (fourteen years ago) link

The Dirty Three are curating.
http://atpfestival.com/events/the-dirty-three/news.php?view=593

barnaby, Tuesday, 27 March 2007 17:27 (fourteen years ago) link

ah. me = pwnd :-)

StanM, Tuesday, 27 March 2007 17:28 (fourteen years ago) link

Wow, it's like a retro mid-late 90s ATP

Hurting 2, Tuesday, 27 March 2007 18:57 (fourteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
yeah:
NEW CONFIRMATIONS FOR D3 WEEKEND

Contrary to our previous news peice we are very pleased to let you know (again) that Nina Nastasia is now available for the Dirty Three ATP, and will be performing a set with Jim White.

In addition to this Mary Margaret O'Hara has also confirmed.

barnaby, Sunday, 15 April 2007 12:03 (fourteen years ago) link

Mary Margaret O'Hara! FUCK. now i want to go.

jed_, Sunday, 15 April 2007 12:09 (fourteen years ago) link

That "Brad Haunts a Party" song is so incredibly sad and pretty. It's the only one of hers I have heard... What are a few tracks I should check out if I like that one?

Ben Boyerrr, Sunday, 15 April 2007 14:01 (fourteen years ago) link

"Say that I will go" and "Superstar" and all of Road To Ruin is more menacing than the last record, but just as sad and pretty.

bendy, Sunday, 15 April 2007 17:20 (fourteen years ago) link

one year passes...

she was on blistering form in glasgow last night. this is the 4th time i have seen her and the first time i have seen her play solo. i was quite disappointed when i saw the setup, i thought i would miss jim white, but when she started playing... oh wow. much rawer than before. the rawness is usually lurking there under a fairly demure surface but this time it was all there for us to see. really amazingly great.

jed_, Monday, 4 August 2008 14:09 (twelve years ago) link

Looking forward to seeing her at Green Man.

Neil S, Monday, 4 August 2008 14:15 (twelve years ago) link

happy to hear that. when i saw her solo here in Mtl last, it was dull.

sean gramophone, Monday, 4 August 2008 14:37 (twelve years ago) link

she is a genius

M@tt He1ges0n, Monday, 4 August 2008 15:49 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

Nina w/ orchestra? Fuck yeah.

This could be very good.

Turangalila, Monday, 22 March 2010 06:29 (eleven years ago) link

Track off the new album available for download here:

http://www.clashmusic.com/feature/nina-nastasia-album-preview

Another track appeared on a FatCat sampler not so long back: "You Can Take Your Time" which for me was the highlight of her last Peel Acres session (6 years ago, give or take a few months!) The album version is great, but the live-at-Peel-Acres version was better, for my money at least.

Officer Pupp, Thursday, 1 April 2010 17:47 (eleven years ago) link

two years pass...

A bit of street-teaming here so forgive me. Today at 5:30 GMT, there's an interview with Nina that I engineered, three live tracks including an untitled new one, it's on Resonance FM, the show is called Arctic Circle.

Dick Move's Wardrobe (MaresNest), Thursday, 24 May 2012 09:21 (eight years ago) link

oh shit! thanks for the heads up

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 25 May 2012 22:10 (eight years ago) link

http://ec.libsyn.com/p/3/4/7/347cb6d6c36d33cb/Resonance__51_24-05-12.mp3?d13a76d516d9dec20c3d276ce028ed5089ab1ce3dae902ea1d01cb803ed9c15a528e&c_id=4560123

^^just listened! great stuff! sounds awesome btw, good job engineering.

she is a staggering talent, every performace i've seen or watched on youtube, it's just flawless playing and singing....

also she seems really cool and funny, way less serious than i thought she would be.

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 25 May 2012 23:04 (eight years ago) link

thanks, MaresNest x

jed_, Saturday, 26 May 2012 00:06 (eight years ago) link

Thanks guys!

It was a little problematic, the idea of meeting her as I'm a big fan, it could only be a letdown? In truth, NN and Kennan were incredibly gracious and nice to us, we plied them both with whisky and they hung out in the studio and chatted with us and some London friends of theirs for a good while afterwards. I really can't say enough nice things about them. And, of course the added bonus of watching/listening to her perform, well...damn.

MaresNest, Saturday, 26 May 2012 15:49 (eight years ago) link

I spoke to her twice after gigs when she was milling around. one feels like one shouldn't say hello and thanks to artists but she was lovely and, i think, even appreciated it. i have to say that the second gig was really special though, maybe my favourite gig ever, in fact.

jed_, Saturday, 26 May 2012 16:28 (eight years ago) link

I was lucky enough to see her and Jim white perform as a duo on that tour, what a show

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 26 May 2012 16:38 (eight years ago) link

her & jim white clanking along is still some sort of transcendent moment in acoustic-guitar-player-presentation, to me, like it was some amazingly novel moment, & record, that demonstrated making something that's more than the sum of its parts. so good.

blossom smulch (schlump), Sunday, 27 May 2012 09:16 (eight years ago) link

couldn't get the above link to work today, but found this one:

http://www.jointhecircle.net/radio/?p=1769

koogs, Monday, 28 May 2012 15:20 (eight years ago) link

four months pass...

the best

omar little, Monday, 22 October 2012 06:47 (eight years ago) link

truth bomb^

terrell sug (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 22 October 2012 19:49 (eight years ago) link

she really is.

jed_, Monday, 22 October 2012 20:07 (eight years ago) link

So how does Outlaster stack up?

Evan, Monday, 22 October 2012 21:41 (eight years ago) link

i think it's great....though honestly i have my personal favorites but i think all her albums are of super high quality

terrell sug (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 22 October 2012 21:45 (eight years ago) link

I have "Dogs" on socialist records and really like it. Have always been looking for the album with Jim White, and saw Outlaster on vinyl recently for pretty cheap, like $9.99. I wasn't sure about it though. Always considered her a less alienating alternative to Mirah, and not in a bad way.

Evan, Monday, 22 October 2012 21:51 (eight years ago) link

don't know mirah....outlaster on vinyl for $10 is a bargain

terrell sug (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 22 October 2012 21:58 (eight years ago) link

Oh! Give her a shot. Try the "Advisory Committee" album.

Evan, Monday, 22 October 2012 22:16 (eight years ago) link

Got Outlaster on vinyl the other week. As scott mentions in an Outlaster thread, it sounds great and the packaging is fantastic. I used to be a total stan for the simpler arrangements in Dogs, but the strings in Outlaster won me over in the end. I have to add Dogs to the vinyls wanted list, though. I first heard Dogs while visiting a friend in the Audio Recording program at IU. A professor let him borrow it as an example of a great recording.

overfaded aeropostale bootcuts I have owned (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 22 October 2012 22:27 (eight years ago) link

Dogs has been reissued at least once on vinyl, I bought it from her when she played in mpls w/Jim White

terrell sug (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 22 October 2012 22:28 (eight years ago) link

Reissued in Europe maybe? All of the copies on discogs ship from Germany/the Netherlands

overfaded aeropostale bootcuts I have owned (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 22 October 2012 22:30 (eight years ago) link

yeah no idea, but there's no way it was the orig. press...unless she had a box leftoever that she brought on tour

the jim white record is kinda hard to find i think, now...i grabbed the last copy she had from the merch table and bummed everyone behind me out

terrell sug (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 22 October 2012 22:32 (eight years ago) link

btw, evan - mirah (the name) was bugging me and i realized a friend of mine put out a bunch of her records (or at least the vinyl versions)

terrell sug (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 22 October 2012 22:32 (eight years ago) link

Jim white collab on lp recently went for 80+ on eebs.

omar little, Monday, 22 October 2012 22:33 (eight years ago) link

damn, i don't think i'd part w/it though

terrell sug (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 22 October 2012 22:34 (eight years ago) link

when amazon says it's "temporarily out of stock", does it really mean "probably out of stock forever"?

overfaded aeropostale bootcuts I have owned (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 22 October 2012 22:37 (eight years ago) link

yeah probably gone...

honestly, sometimes if you have a decent bigger indie record store in your town you could call over and see if they have one collecting dust for list price, i've found stuff like that before

terrell sug (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 22 October 2012 22:43 (eight years ago) link

hallelujah!!

omar little, Friday, 23 February 2018 18:07 (three years ago) link

Yay! And I had no idea You Follow Me is out of print, that's a crime and a shame.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Friday, 23 February 2018 18:16 (three years ago) link

She recorded with Parker and Longberg-Holm and a few other folks back in September with Steve.

chr1sb3singer, Friday, 23 February 2018 18:51 (three years ago) link

Yeah I've been looking for a copy of You Follow Me forever. Never seen one.

Evan, Friday, 23 February 2018 18:56 (three years ago) link

You can get used CDs of it p cheap on Amazon. Vinyl is pricey tho.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Friday, 23 February 2018 19:03 (three years ago) link

Best news I've heard in a while!

pomenitul, Friday, 23 February 2018 19:06 (three years ago) link

is FatCat Records still a thing? went and visited my brother last summer in Hudson, NY and walked by a spot that had a FatCat sign in the window. which was weird. i guess someone from the label moved to Hudson.

scott seward, Friday, 23 February 2018 19:08 (three years ago) link

FINALLY.

Matt DC, Friday, 23 February 2018 19:08 (three years ago) link

SO EXCITED

i saw her & jim white on the you follow me tour

i felt kinda bad cuz i bought the vinyl and there was a guy behind me that was waiting to buy the vinyl and mine ended up being the last copy they had brought on tour

She recorded with Parker and Longberg-Holm and a few other folks back in September with Steve.

― chr1sb3singer, Friday, February 23, 2018 12:51 PM (thirty-seven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

is this the same as the "Mix with the Masters" thing they did at that French chateau studio?? or at Electrical?

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 23 February 2018 19:30 (three years ago) link

This is excellent news.
Listening to Dogs a lot recently. All Your Life ruins me.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Friday, 23 February 2018 19:45 (three years ago) link

is this the same as the "Mix with the Masters" thing they did at that French chateau studio?? or at Electrical?

― It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, February 23, 2018 1:30 PM (seventeen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Different session. She's done a few different sessions that haven't seen the light of day. I'm excited but until I see a release date I'm not exactly holding my breath. I mean I saw her playing new songs in 2012.

chr1sb3singer, Friday, 23 February 2018 19:49 (three years ago) link

saw xylouris white last night and when he came in the store today i had to ask him about nina. he's really proud of the album they made together and wants to see it get out there again.

scott seward, Friday, 23 February 2018 19:50 (three years ago) link

It really is her best thing. I love all of Nina's albums, but she and Jim worked so well together.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 24 February 2018 04:57 (three years ago) link

seven months pass...

i don't know anything about Daniel Knox, but:

CHASESCENE New Album feat Jarvis Cocker & Nina Nastasia. Out Dec 7!

Pre-order: https://t.co/dKA4eyeE6z

Video for “Cut From The Belly”: https://t.co/9DURtWn199

Tour in U.K. and Europe starts January. Schedule here: https://t.co/L27ALjAV5U

More dates TBA... pic.twitter.com/80iRih2zWH

— Daniel Knox (@danielknoxmusic) September 25, 2018

omar little, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 18:36 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

yay

koogs, Saturday, 22 December 2018 20:30 (two years ago) link

https://ninanastasia1.

Someone forgot the password to their first bandcamp account

eva logorrhea (bendy), Saturday, 22 December 2018 22:23 (two years ago) link

Such a beautiful song

Ae$op Rocky (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 22 December 2018 22:24 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

https://www.electricalaudio.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=69261

Nina's longtime partner Kennan Gudjonsson killed himself, so tragic

Moving tributes from Steve Albini and Tim Midgett

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 04:35 (one year ago) link

That’s awful — I feel terrible for Nina, moreso considering Albini’s comments that she’s been dealing with her own health issues. Which I’d never heard about before but might explain her lack of releases this past decade.

It sounds like he’d been her constant companion for a couple decades, so I hope she has strong support around her.

omar little, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 04:58 (one year ago) link

that's really sad. RIP.

sean gramophone, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 14:47 (one year ago) link

Horrible news. RIP.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 14:51 (one year ago) link

I had an incredibly brief encounter with Kennan & can attest that he was very much as advertised (and more) in Steve & Tim's posts, just heart breaking

I spun Dogs & the Blackened Air & Run to Ruin last night and man those fucking records

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 16:10 (one year ago) link

Nooooooooo, this sucks, I hung with them both for an afternoon for a radio session/interview, Kennan was a lovely big bear of a dude.

Maresn3st, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 18:31 (one year ago) link

eight months pass...

A small piece of news - a (very) tiny interview on Velvet Sheep from Jun 30 - https://velvet-sheep.com/song-for-ewe/nina-nastasia-song-for-ewe/

“I have many more records in the works, so I’ll be getting back to music from this long hiatus. It’s where I’d like to stay for a long while again.”

Nina's classic song selection: "The song I love and never get sick of, isn’t obscure-ish. I don’t listen to a lot of music actually. Common People – Pulp"

Here's hoping things are going alright for Nina in New York.

JifMoose, Monday, 5 October 2020 17:05 (seven months ago) link

Glad to see this thread get bumped for good news.

pomenitul, Monday, 5 October 2020 17:08 (seven months ago) link

oh wow thanks so much
that's great to hear
hopefully it actually happens
i had recently thought that maybe she would be done forever

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 5 October 2020 17:10 (seven months ago) link

Really hope Touch & Go finally depresses her early work, too

beamish13, Monday, 5 October 2020 17:49 (seven months ago) link

it was pretty depressing to begin with!

Julius Caesar Memento Hoodie (bendy), Monday, 5 October 2020 23:27 (seven months ago) link

three months pass...

i had no idea nina nastasia was so good! i loved dogs when it came out but never stayed listening to her subsequent albums, she got better and better! you follow me and outlaster are incredible. i wish someone would encourage her to write a stage musical tho lol, like a dark gothic brecht play with a zombie apocalypse.

plax (ico), Sunday, 31 January 2021 17:39 (three months ago) link

Funny! Yes she is awesome- any reason why you stopped paying attention despite you loving the one album at the time?

Evan, Monday, 1 February 2021 04:37 (three months ago) link

They don’t call her Nina “Nasty Nas” Nastasia for nothing

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 1 February 2021 05:06 (three months ago) link

there's no singer songwriter I hold in higher regard

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 1 February 2021 05:23 (three months ago) link

Funny! Yes she is awesome- any reason why you stopped paying attention despite you loving the one album at the time?

― Evan, Monday, 1 February 2021 04:37 (eleven hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

oh probably a lot of reasons, like my focus shifting to club music (my 20s) and subsequent things i heard not having the same bright immediate ring of dogs. i think its probably a good thing as lots of the things i've been enjoying are shaped by subsequent things i've gotten interested in and i don't think i would have really appreciated this music in the same way if i'd heard it when it came out

plax (ico), Monday, 1 February 2021 16:11 (three months ago) link

Outlaster came out more than a decade ago now. :(

pomenitul, Monday, 1 February 2021 16:12 (three months ago) link

i wish someone would encourage her to write a stage musical tho lol, like a dark gothic brecht play with a zombie apocalypse.

This is a good idea. There's a big Brecht/Weill thing going on with Outlaster.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Monday, 1 February 2021 17:44 (three months ago) link

Outlaster came out more than a decade ago now. :(

― pomenitul, Monday, February 1, 2021 11:12 AM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

scary!

Evan, Monday, 1 February 2021 17:51 (three months ago) link

she was trying to warn us :(

stimmy stimmy yah (Simon H.), Monday, 1 February 2021 17:52 (three months ago) link

I miss anticipating her next record a lot, but after all these years, there's also an appeal to the tidiness of six albums so good I cant choose among them, evenly spaced over a specific decade, produced with the same raw sheen, as though there was a Felt-like manifesto she completed.

Citole Country (bendy), Monday, 1 February 2021 18:36 (three months ago) link

i think she's got a new album coming out this year?

plax (ico), Monday, 1 February 2021 19:11 (three months ago) link

She posted on her bandcamp in October that she was working on something and would try to get it out in the "next few months" but nothing has been announced yet.

Per what I said in 2018

I'm excited but until I see a release date I'm not exactly holding my breath. I mean I saw her playing new songs in 2012.

― chr1sb3singer, Friday, February 23, 2018 1:49 PM (two years ago) bookmarkflaglink

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 1 February 2021 20:00 (three months ago) link

There's a big Brecht/Weill thing going on with Outlaster.

― Heavy Messages (jed_), Monday, 1 February 2021 17:44 (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

yes and a real one, not a plinky plonky campy pastiche where everyone has smeared kohl around their eyes, big knickers and a bowler hat! there's a great sense of theatricality, dark narratives richly colorful and the songs on outlaster in particular are so integrated with the arrangements im obsessed. Outlaster and you follow me are the two i like the most i think

plax (ico), Tuesday, 2 February 2021 11:19 (three months ago) link

she's also an interesting guitar player and her playing is v important to you follow me, more than i expected as i feel like she's promoted so much as a 'songwriter'

plax (ico), Tuesday, 2 February 2021 11:24 (three months ago) link

six albums so good I cant choose among them

I definitely have favorites among them, but they are all pretty great, and I love how each album really has its own identity. She has worked within the same basic indie-folk construct but done very different things with it sonically.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 2 February 2021 15:00 (three months ago) link

We polled them a year ago and there were a handful of clear favourites but her level of consistency is indeed remarkable:

Nina Nastasia: We Never POLLed

pomenitul, Tuesday, 2 February 2021 15:02 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

I've been really loving "Outlaster" recently, which I got when it came out and liked but it never really stuck with me and it has been the NN record I reach for the least, I probably haven't spun in 5 yrs or longer.

Anyway, it sounds great to me now.

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 27 April 2021 14:34 (two weeks ago) link

i only recently got into her albums recently (having heard and liked dogs when it came out but none since) and with them all lined up to choose from outlaster and you follow me were the ones that have grabbed me most

plax (ico), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 14:48 (two weeks ago) link

she's one of the few artists where at various times every one of her records has been my favorite at one point in time

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 18:51 (two weeks ago) link

Listening to Run to Ruin right now for the first time in a bit, she's so good.

not sure if these have been posted, but they're awesome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcsVKelBOuw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgXwl2Sjqnk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6M6x_QYrPo

just sayin, Thursday, 29 April 2021 02:06 (one week ago) link


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