Israel Nash’s Album "Lifted" Available Now

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Submitted by -LiveLoud Fri, 07/27/2018 - 1:27 pm

Today, Texas’ genre bending rock ‘n roller Israel Nash, releases his fifth studio album, Lifted (Desert Forklore Music/Thirty Tigers). Lifted is available now on all digital service platforms and for physical purchase at www.israelnash.com. Nash and his band kick off their extensive album release tour tonight with a hometown show at the Historic Scoot Inn in Austin, TX, before heading out to 25+ cities across the country, including a stop at the at the inaugural Holler On the Hill Festival in Indianapolis, IN and the Americana Music Festival in Nashville this September. All announced dates and tickets are available now at www.israelnash.com

Lifted is receiving early praise from critics and fans alike. Highlighted by NPR Music’s All Songs Considered as an “Album You Should Hear Now,” they describe, “these songs stretch out and really feel like a big view you can take in with your ears… the oral equivalent of an amazing view,” while Wide Open Country encourages listeners to, “…get lost within Nash’s world of multi-hued rock and vibrant sonic palette. Songs bleed into one another creating a vivid presentation. It ebbs and flows. You’re fully immersed in Lifted.”  The Boston Globe reviews, “…each track is its own unique sonic landscape, masterfully crafted.”

Lifted, a modern day hippie-spiritual, finds Nash continuing his tradition of creating a sonic landscape that is at once both vast and intimate - soaring and untamed at times, placid and sincerely personal at others. Accompanied by his longtime band, with arrangements by Jesse Chandler (Mercury Rev, Midlake), horns by members of Austin’s cumbia/funk compadre’s Grupo Fantasma, and strings from Kelsey Wilson and Sadie Wolf (Wild Child), Nash, alongside co-producer and engineer Ted Young (Kurt Vile, The Rolling Stones), presents an album that soars with meticulously crafted, multi-hued rock and psychedelia.

The album was recorded at Israel Nash’s studio, a Quonset hut structure called Plum Creek Sound at his home in Dripping Springs, Texas. During the process the studio became a sanctuary for Nash, a creative environment where he often reached a meditative state of escapism, creating a space where he could leave behind his downhearted feelings about the current political landscape and the bigger, existential questions those concerns raise.

Lifted, Israel Nash’s opus, is a fully realized, psychedelic, experimental, Americana rooted epic. By immersing oneself in Lifted, one can see Nash succeeds in a way that’s exquisite yet spiritually satisfying. Nash welcomes you to join him on his uplifting path - one he’s taken throughout his career, now continuing on a higher, imaginative plane.

Israel Nash on Tour:

7/27/18

Scoot Inn

Austin, TX+

7/31/18

Club Dada

Dallas, TX

8/1/18

South On Main

Little Rock, AR

8/2/18

Off Broadway

St. Louis, MO^

8/3/18

Crossroads

Kansas City, MO*

8/4/18

Raccoon Motel

Davenport, IA

8/5/18

Palace Theater

Minneapolis, MN*

8/7/18

Bluestem PAC

Moorhead, MN*

Fall:

9/10/18

The Earl

Atlanta, GA

9/11/18

Americana Fest

Nashville, TN

9/13/18

Americana Fest

Nashville, TN

9/14/18

Zanzabar

Louisville, KY

9/15/18

Rumba Cafe

Columbus, OH

9/16/18

Pike Room at the Crofoot

Detroit, MI

9/18/18

Schubas

Chicago, IL

9/19/18

The Back Room at Colectivo

Milwaukee, WI

9/20/18

Turf Club

Minneapolis, MN

9/22/18

Holler On the Hill

Indianpolis, IN

9/23/18

Mountain Stage

Charleston, WV

9/25/18

Rough Trade

Brooklyn, NY

9/26/18

Johnny Brenda's

Philadelphia, PA

9/27/18

Jammin Java

Vienna, VA

9/28/18

Club Cafe

Pittsburgh, PA

9/30/18

Roots N Blues BBQ Festival

Columbia, MO

10/10/18

Moroccan Lounge

Los Angeles, CA

10/11/18

Siren

San Louis Obispo, CA

10/12/18

Café Du Nord

San Francisco, CA

10/14/18

Doug Fir Lounge

Portland, OR

10/16/18

Tractor Tavern

Seattle, WA

10/18/18

State Room

Salt Lake City, UT

10/19/18

Magic Rat

Fort Collins, CO

10/20/18

Globe Hall

Denver, CO

+ with Feverbones & Curtis Roush

^ with Old 97’s

*with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

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