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NATHAN BOWLES: NANSEMOND Now Streaming on Pitchfork Advance

Here we are, in between el Día de los Muertos and Thanksgiving, the perfect season to visit the lost county of Nansemond. Let Nathan Bowles take you on a trip deep into the Great Dismal Swamp…

Pitchfork Advance is now streaming the entirety of Nathan Bowles’ immersive new record Nansemond. The stream will be available for one week, up until the November 18 U.S. release date, which means that only a week remains for you to place your preorder (directly from PoB only) for a chance to win a free PoB t-shirt. Here’s how to order:

Preorder from PoB (LP/CD)
Preorder from iTunes U.S. (digital only)
Preorder from iTunes elsewhere (digital only)
Preorder from Amazon (all formats)
Preorder from Bandcamp (all formats)

Listen to Nansemond track “Chuckatuck” on Spotify

Nathan Bowles Documentary Short Video Premiere

We’re excited to share a new series of short Nathan Bowles videos by filmmaker Jesse Sheppard in the coming weeks, the first of which is the below mini-documentary featuring solo banjo performances and a record listening sesh in Nathan’s house. Stay tuned for more films soon (hint: Jeffrey Cain fans will want to pay special attention.)

We’re excited to share a new series of short Nathan Bowles videos by filmmaker Jesse Sheppard in the coming weeks, the first of which is the below mini-documentary featuring solo banjo performances and a record listening sesh in Nathan’s house. Stay tuned for more films soon (hint: Jeffrey Cain fans will want to pay special attention.)

Selected Acknowledgments for Nansemond

4 stars. A series of wry, sad, troubled, and mesmeric compositions imbued with a spooked and grainy Appalachian potency… Rich chaparrals of deep buzzing color you could lose yourself in forever. 
– Andrew Male, MOJO

Stunning. The album wanders from bluegrass toward a highly cinematic form of prairie psychedelia. It’s as if Bowles is directing a Terrence Malick film with just a handful of strings at his disposal. 
– Steven Hyden, Grantland

Nansemond evokes Bowles’ swampy Virginia homeland with nuanced picking, waterlogged drones, rowdy vocals (a first) and an inspired duel with the electric guitar of Tom Carter, from Charalambides. … A culmination of Bowles’ downhome and transcendent adventures that captures the same spirit as his mentor, Jack Rose.
– John Mulvey, Uncut

Bowles also carves out his own corner of this clawhammer-banjo-based music and takes a portal through time while keeping one foot in the ether.
– Lars Gotrich, NPR Music

Nathan Bowles is like my spirit animal. It’s the real shit… beautiful then, beautiful now. Timeless.
– Kurt Vile

Mesmerizing! His writing is exploratory, at times wonderfully dissonant and always soulful; his playing sure-footed and hypnotic. One of my favorite musicians playing today.
– Glenn Jones

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