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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Nat Johnson and "What the Heart Pours Into"

I was tempted to include Nat Johnson and the Figureheads on the next Discoverer round of proposals, but that would have been cheating. She is not a new finding. On the contrary. She's one of my most beloved singer/songwriters since I discovered the adorable "The Bright Carvings" one of the best indiepop records I ever heard. Sadly, Monkey Swallows the Universe, her previous band, disbanded in 2008, but Nat has been active, recording solo and then assembling a new backing band, The Figureheads.

After the recommendable "Roman Radio", their 2009 debut album as her new incarnation, she's back with 'What the Heart Pours Into' EP, released on 7th March 2011. Three wonderful songs, that you can listen here, setting the bar really high for a -hopefully soon- second album. Acoustic beauty with little glimpses of electricity, haunting melodies, engaging songwriting and of course, the melancholic/sad and sweet voice of Nat directly pointing to your heart (don't care if it's sounds corny, she does that). Hearing the mesmerizing "Margot", expectations couldn't be better. Would be too much to ask for an European tour with a most-desired stop in Barcelona? Please discover her.

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2 comments:

  1. If Nat and gang play Barcelona, there is a good chance I will attend. Do it! Do it!

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  2. We should start a formal petition to bring Nat to Barcelona!!!

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