Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Nina Nastasia

Today I feature another great artist that I missed in my best 2006 list. It is Nina Nastasia.

New York City singer/songwriter Nina Nastasia creates intimate, spectral music that evokes some lost, skewed take on Americana and that is often laced with haunting strains of viola, cello, and bowed saw. She counts among her admirers the notoriously picky, celebrated producer Steve Albini (Nirvana, Pixies), who engineered her first two albums and who has vehemently sung her praises. Nastasia's debut, Dogs, was released in 1999 on the tiny indie Socialist Records, but was out of print by the end of 2000. For April 2002's The Blackened Air, she signed with Touch and Go, which released her follow-up recording, Run to Ruin, in 2003 (also recorded by Albini) and a reissue of Dogs in summer 2004. Though she kept the rest of her recording partners (which include Albini and drummer Jim White) the same, Nastasia moved to Fat Cat for 2006's On Leaving. Recommended!

Nina Nastasia - Treehouse Song
Nina Nastasia - Daytrotter Sessions
Nina Nastasia @ MySpace

The Shins - Vincing The Night Away (2007) !!!
Elvis Perkins In Dearland - Ash Wednesday (2007) !!!
The Long Winters - Putting The Days To Bed (2006) !!!
Malajube - Trompe-L'Oeil (2006) !!!
Voxtrot - Mothers, Sisters, Daughters And Wives (2006) !!!
Sufjan Stevens - Songs For Christmas (2006)
Under The Influence Of Giants - Under The Influence Of Giants (2006)
Snow Patrol - Eyes Open
Nelly Furtado - Loose
The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday
The Coup - Kill My Landlord
Nas - Illmatic
Cartel - Chroma
Daft Punk - Live @ Coachella + Live @ Belfort


Anonymous Suna Mutcer said...

I love Sufjan. He's my favourite Dead Jew Worshipper.

9:26 AM  
Anonymous daytrotter said...

Thanks for mentioning the Nina Nastasia Daytrotter Session. We're especially jazzed about this session because it links us with our inspiration, the Peel Sessions. Nina was the first artist to record both a Peel Session and a Daytrotter Session.

8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had the pleasure of seeing her in concert last year. It was excellent (:

10:37 PM  

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