Iowa’s own Mr. Nasti, singer-songwriter Nicholas Sebastian Naioti, and the Nashville psych-pop band Chalaxy, will help you get a jump on the weekend tonight at 7 p.m. at Rozz Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Admission is $5 to $10.
Mr. Naioti (from Fairfield, Iowa) is touring in support of his sophomore full-length Truth Sound, which came out last fall on Maximum Ames Records, exploring themes of life and death. “I’ve lived in three states, opened two food service businesses, lost my home to a flood, lost 2 close family members, and traveled heavily,” he said in a recent release.
Sean Moeller of Daytrotter has recorded stripped-down acoustic versions of Mr. Naioti’s lively disco tracks, describing his songs as “are examples of the joint frustration and exaltation of living.”
Pulse Magazine cover story called “Truth Sound” “an aural kaleidoscope of synth sounds and beats mixed with a little acoustic instrumentation to add soulful dynamics. Despite danceable, hooky beats, it’s the lyrics that give this album its genuine emotional wallop.”
MR NASTI’s second full-length album, Truth Sound, features a blend of lo-fi shoegaze and synth-infused dance tracks, all layered with lyrics that raise thought-provoking questions regarding human existence and the choices we make…The album, well produced and genuine, weaves powerful messages into its catchy beats and riffs, something not easily accomplished in today’s market.
Larryville Chronicles previews MR NASTI‘s show with Seth Moore the Band in Lawrence, KS tonight at Eighth St. Taproom, recommended for those who’d like to “drink beer in a dark dive while bemoaning last night’s losses,” adding that “We need ‘a beautiful mix of love and hope’ in Brownbackistan right now.”
St. Louis Magazine previews MR NASTI & Seth Moore the Band’s tour kick-off show at Crack Fox:
Fairfield, Iowa’s MR NASTI describe themselves as “a heady blend of spirit-space sounds combined with flavorful nuggets of truth music.” With video projections, lighting, and get-your-blood-pumping dance beats, MR NASTI’s live show is a memorable experience that you will not want to miss. Also playing is Seth Moore the Band. From Murfreesboro, TN, Seth Moore the Band puts on an energetic folk rock show that has drawn comparisons to Jonathan Richman, Daniel Johnston, and The Shins.
MR NASTI and Seth Moore the Band fall tour dates:
10/30/14: St. Louis, MO – The Crack Fox
10/31/14: Murfreesboro, TN – Wall Street
11/1/14: Nashville, TN – Phat Bites
11/3/14: Springfield, MO – College St. Barcade
11/4/14: Branson, MO – Vintage Paris
11/5/14: Lawrence, KS – 8th St. Taphouse
11/7/14: Denver, CO – Deerpile
11/8/14: Colorado Springs, CO – TBA
11/10/14: Ames, IA – DG’s Taphouse
11/11/14: Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
11/12/14: Cedar Falls, IA – The Octopus
11/13/14: Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
11/14/14: Fairfield, IA – The Arbor Bar
11/15/14: Columbia, MO – Mojo’s
Pulse Magazine‘s John Molseed reviews MR NASTI’s forthcoming sophomore full-length Truth Sound, out on Maximum Ames Records on September 23rd:
MR NASTI’s “Truth Sound” is an aural kaleidoscope of synth sounds and beats mixed with a little acoustic instrumentation to add soulful dynamics. Despite danceable, hooky beats, it’s the lyrics that give this album its genuine emotional wallop.
9/13/13: Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
9/14/13: Hollister, MO – Vintage Paris
9/15/13: Columbia, MO – Mojo’s
9/16/13: Springfield, MO – Martha’s Vineyard
9/17/13: St. Louis, MO – Foam
9/18/13: Murfreesboro, TN – The Boro
9/19/13: Nashville, TN – The Springwater
9/20/13: Columbus, OH – Cafe Bourbon Street
9/21/13: Oberlin, OH – Oberlin College
9/22/13: Chicago, IL – Schubas
9/23/13: Chicago, IL – Louder House
9/24/13: Minneapolis, MN – Hexagon Bar
9/25/13: Cedar Falls, IA – The Octopus
9/26/13: Fairfield, IA – The Beauty Shop
9/28/13: Ames, IA – Maximum Ames Fest