Friday, December 19, 2014
I have recorded one of my favorite christmas songs "Still, Still, Still" and put it on my bandcamp for a FREE download! A christmas gift to you!
This Austrian Christmas carol reminds us to slow down, pause, and remember in the stillness that there is hope for another world after this earth. Merry Christmas, friends and travelers - warmth and joy to you this holiday season and into the new year.
So head over to my Bandcamp [ H E R E ] or click on my "Solo" tab above at the top of my website to get your free download! There are only a handful of free downloads available so snag it while you can!
Saturday, December 13, 2014
I am SO excited about these two new christmas songs we recorded this year!
We did some fresh arrangements of "Drummer Boy" and "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day".
Get them for FREE on Noisetrade [ H E R E ] or get them on Bandcamp [ H E R E ] -
Our christmas gift to you!
Merry Christmas, friends - we love you!
xx - N
Friends! I am so happy to say I once again got to reunite with my good friend Robert DeLong to film a live video for 107.7 the end (Seattle Alternative Radio) for his new single "Long Way Down" - Check it out below!
And then, I got to join even MORE of my great friends to add some fun at the end of "Auld Land Syne" to a Christmas Mashup - check it out below!
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
I am so excited to say that a song of Jacob's that I was honored to sing on has made it onto the Relevant Collection Vol. 15 mixtape among the likes of Noah Gundersen, John Mark McMillan, Sucre, and David Bazan to name a few. What an HONOR to be on the same list as these folks!
Check it out [ HERE ]
Love and warmth,
- N x
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Friends!! I've been working away on multiple little projects here and there, and I FINISH recording my solo album THIS THURSDAY! Woo!
In between Branches and my solo work, I also was so honored to sing and collaborate with my great friend (and bandmate) Jacob Montague once again for his newest album "North Winds". I am consistently amazed by the new sound Jacob creates. He continues to re-invent himself whilst still staying true to his musical identity.
Relevant Magazine also did a sweet pre-stream and write up - H E R E - so check it out!
While you are buying "North Winds" - H E R E - please stock up on all of Jacob's albums - H E R E - you will not be sorry one bit. Everything is also available on Itunes as well.
Now go buy all of Jacbo's music!
Love and peace,
- x N
Friday, July 18, 2014
So excited to announce that Branches' song "Darlin'" was placed in the movie trailer "Laggies", and it actually looks like a great film as well! We are in the opening minute or so. Check it out below!
And our other recent trailer placement was for the movie Afternoon Delight - "Helicopter" starts about halfway through until the end! - Check it out below (but heads up! Maybe not for the kiddos!)
My great friend and fellow band made Jacob Montague also is getting ready to release a new album and I was so honored to get to collaborate with him again. One of my favorites to work with. So GET EXCITED! It's honestly insanely great. I'll share it with you soon :) In the meantime check out his work on my FRIENDS tab.
Love and Peace,
Thursday, July 10, 2014
It is summertime and it is HOT! Too hot, but I have plenty of episodes of Sherlock to keep me indoors and entertained.
About a month or so ago, BRANCHES released our second "Covers" album (with artwork by our very own Mitchell Dong) through one of our licensing companies, Position Music. Great lads and ladies over there, and we love the way these recordings turned out! A favorite of ours is our "Somebody to Love" cover (The Jeffereson Airplane one, not the Beiber one, though we've unashamedly covered that one as well). With the help of our friends at The Fortress Studio in Los Angeles, and Andy Freeman (Eisley, Manchester Orchestra), we cranked these tunes out, as well as our single "Darlin'" which is mentioned in previous news posts.
We hope you enjoy this as much as we did making it! Get it [ H E R E ] or listen on Spotify - [ H E R E ]
While you are at it, check out our full discography at our Bandcamp [ H E R E] and snatch up our other Covers album, or any one of our albums that you don't have yet! Check it all out on Itunes, Bandcamp (linked above), or Spotify.
Lastly, if you don't keep up with our YouTube video yet, you should! I am not as good as I should be about posting our new cover videos (like our Beiber "Somebody to Love", but subscribe to us and keep updated far more than I can provide! Check out our YouTube page [ H E R E ]
While I am here though, I will leave you with our newest cover while I remember. It is with our BFF's The Show Ponies and you better check them out or you are missing out on so much joy and life!
Love and Warmth (or a cool breeze, if it's as hot for you as it is here)
X - N
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
So many exciting things have been happening! This year is off to a great start.
I've been hard at work finishing my album! About 70% of the tracking is done, all that is left to add is some trinkets, violin, and some final vocals. I've been sitting on some of these songs for four years so I am BEYOND ready to get these out and start making even more music.
Here's a few snapshots from recording:
We went to a cabin in Pollock Pines in January and started the demo-ing process for NEW BRANCHES MUSIC! These songs are some of my favorites so far and I'm so excited to get back in the studio.
Here's some photos from our week:
BRANCHES also got an awesome opportunity to play at the gorgeous Great American Music Hall with Mr. Kind and The Family Crest! What an amazing night singing with you all! We hope to be back soon - x
Lastly, we recently got back from the East Coast for a quick trip and few shows!
Here's a few photos from our week:
THE EL REY + OBSERVATORY!
I was so honored to join my good friend Robert Delong on a few of his West Coast dates of his headlining tour with Glassnote Records. We performed at The Observatory in Santa Ana, and the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. What a surreal couple of nights! I am proud to call Robbie my friend, and am so proud to see the passion and tireless work he puts into his incredible tunes. Congratulations on your success!
face paints, as always, by the lovely Heidi:
We will be doing a few scattered West Coast shows in the coming months, so stay tuned!
Love and warmth,
- N x
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
One of my best friends has released his project he has been putting tons of love and energy into for the past year (give or take a few months)
This is an incredible collection of songs that explore the depth of human spirituality and emotion and you NEED to have these in your musical library.
I was privileged to be a part of this and sing on a few songs, and I am very proud to say I am a part of Jacob's newest musical endeavor.
Listen and download HERE