Alex Napping Announces ‘Mise En Place’ album

Alex Napping Announces New Album 'Mise En Place',

Austin’s Alex Napping, the guitar-pop outfit fronted by Alex Cohen, has announced their second record Mise En Place, will be released on Father/Daughter Records/Sports Day on May 5th. The band shared the album’s lead-track “Living Room,” today.

Austin-based quartet Alex Napping draws from the deeply personal and the sonically groovy to create storytelling with a beat. Founded in 2013, the group includes lead singer and guitarist Alex Cohen, guitarist Adrian Sebastian Haynes, bassist Tomas Garcia-olano, and drummer Andrew Stevens.

In 2014, the band released their debut album, This Is Not A Bedroom, on Punctum Records. With a guitar-focused sound, this first release reflects nostalgia for early romance and self-discovery, drawing from collective conversations about youth and its limitations. As an expansion of the themes found in Bedroom, Alex Napping released Trembles Part I & II in 2016, a pair of expressive singles hinging on a short story composed by Cohen.

Mise En Place, the band’s upcoming sophomore full-length, weaves together the uncertainty of adulthood with a personal desire to establish existential structure. It also marks the band’s first release with San Francisco-based Father/Daughter Records. Revolving around a formative relationship, this album tells the story of Cohen’s conflicting roles as both person and partner while highlighting a sophisticated, dimensional sound from the band at large. In Mise En Place, arrangements take center stage, overwhelming the guitar-centric sound that had dominated their early releases.

Mise En Place comes out on Father/Daughter Records on May 5th, 2017. You can find the band somewhere between Austin and New York City. Alex Napping plays Brooklyn’s Alphaville this Friday, February 10; they will also be at this year’s SXSW in Austin.

Alex Napping
Mise En Place
Father/Daughter Records/Sports Day

1. Tender
2. You’ve Got Me
3. Fault
4. Get Used To It
5. Living Room
6. Wife and Kidz
7. Pilot Episode
8. Temperamental Bed
9. Heart Swells 2.0