Michael Nau returns today with new single “I Root,” his third from the forthcoming Some Twist, outJune 16th on Suicide Squeeze (in the U.S.) and Full Time Hobby (in the U.K. & Europe).
There’s an undeniable beauty on “I Root.” Guitar, organ and bass work together in total harmony. Nau’s trademark humor is present and it’s deployed with sincerity on lines like “Everyone’s carrying something / Maybe you’re carrying me and I’m carrying you.”
“I Root” is a continuation of his recent string of stellar singles from Some Twist including “Light That Ever” and “Good Thing.” Those tracks affect a woozy but bright vibe that has recently caught the attention of radio across the globe including KCRW, BBC, Beats1, CBC and Radio France.
This week, Nau embarks on a short solo tour of intimate venues from Chicago to Nashville. He’ll then head to Europe for a longer headline run later this fall. Those tickets go on sale May 15th at 9AM British Summer Time. A full list of dates is below.
Michael Nau Tour Dates:
Thu. May 11 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas (tickets)
Fri. May 12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Square Cat Vinyl (tickets)
Sat. May 13 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement (tickets)
Thu. Sept. 21 – Brighton, UK @ The Greys
Fri. Sept. 22 – Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana
Sat. Sept. 23 – Glasgow, UK @ The Hug & Pint
Sun. Sept. 24 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club (Games Room)
Mon. Sept. 25 – Manchester, UK @ Gullivers
Tue. Sept. 26 – London, UK @ The Lexington
Wed. Sept. 27 – Paris, FR @ Espace B
Thu. Sept. 28 – Rotterdam, NL @ V11
Fri. Sept. 29 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso (Upstairs)
Sat. Sept. 30 – Gent, BE @ DOK Kantine
Mon. Oct. 2 – Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
Tue. Oct. 3 – Hamburg, DE @ Häkken
Wed. Oct. 4 – Köln, DE @ Bumann & SOHN
Thu. Oct. 5 – München, DE @ Feierwerk (Orangehouse)
Fri. Oct. 6 – Luzern, DE @ Neubad
Sat. Oct. 7 – Schorndorf, DE @ Manufaktur