Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Moomaw is a musical project of San Francisco-based artist Nathan Moomaw, who plays lo-fi, psychedelic, country folk in the vein of Damian Jurado, Iron & Wine, citing influences of Donovan, Leonard Cohen and The Byrds. He typically plays solo, using jangly loops to employ instruments like toy piano, hand percussion, musical saw, mountain dulcimer as well as ukuleles and guitar. Moomaw has had various folk and twee-pop collaborations including one called Meli, with acclaimed artist Miwa Gemini. He has had a diverse musical career, having played different genres including hardcore metal and drum’n’bass.

Art and music always seemed natural to this boy who grew up in the woods without neighbors, two dogs as his best friends. Sharing with people and other artists allows Moomaw to absorb even more of the art that keeps him inspired. Whether it's the harmonies on an old piece of vinyl or the sun spilling through his small window, Moomaw tries to capture these moments of beauty and play them back.

This past year, Moomaw finished a project in which he wrote and recorded one song for every month he was twenty-six. Before the end of each month he published the song on his website along with an original piece of art and a journal entry of the lyrics. What has come of his year long project is his album, 26. Moomaw spent his youth as a barefoot child listening to his father play folk music in assorted parks, barns and gazebos of Western Massachusetts. His album, entitled 26, will be self-released on May 13, 2008. Recommended!

Moomaw - March
Moomaw - October
Moomaw @ MySpace

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Blogger Ziggy said...

Headlights - Some Racing, Some Stopping (2008) !!!
Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals !!!
Bill Callahan - Woke On A Whaleheart !!!
Band Of Horses - Cease To Begin !!!
Radio Moscow - Radio Moscow
+ Amy Winehouse, Presepolis OST, etc.

Hafdis Huld - Dirty Paper Cup !!!
The Postmarks - The Postmarks !!!
The Hives - The Black And White Album
Radiohead - In Rainbows
VA - Across The Universe OST
VA - Darjeeling Limited OST

Mew - And The Glass Handed Kites !!!

Current 93 - Black Ships Ate The Sky !!!

Swans - Feel Good Now
Flex Busterman - The Horrible Plans Of Flex Busterman


VA - Ministry Of Sound Anthems (1991-2008)

Danny Wright - Black And White

Carl Craig - Landcruising

Gorillaz - D-Sides

Pearl Jam - Ten

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Saw Lady said...

Cool! Thank you for this info - I am alsways interested in musicians who use the musical saw.

All the best,

Saw Lady

4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Thanx 4 the good music! The Cinematics please! coz I lost my cd :( Thanks man

5:49 PM  

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