Magik Markers’ Pete Nolan announces solo LP Easy and tour

Magik Markers' Pete Nolan announces solo LP Easy and tour

It’s not Nolan Ryan, but he’s probably heard of the game “baseball.” It’s not Christopher Nolan, but he’s probably seen the movie Memento on the shelf at Blockbuster. Nope, it’s Pete Nolan, famously famous for his work in famed bands Magik Markers and Spectre Folk. This particular Nolan is now making like a “Michelle” and “Branch”-ing out by releasing his debut solo album Easy.

On Easy, hazy, hypnotic sounds are spaced around ripe storytelling — as evident on the album’s single, “Sound of the Bees” (which you can hear below) — while other tracks experiment with instrumentation, from piano to Mellotron to orchestral synth. Nolan took production cues from his studio experiences with pros like Scott Colburn, Lee Ranaldo, and Aaron Mullan, but the album was recorded at home with assistance from his wife, Julie.

Easy is out August 15 on Arbitrary Signs. Check out the video for “Sound of the Bees” here:

Easy tracklisting:
01. Marshmallow Moon
02. Sound of the Bees
03. Teen Vision/Blank Shipwreck
04. Sunshine Ocean Disguise
05. Dream, Dream, Dream, Dream
06. Driftin Wayvz
07. Backwater Blues
08. The Mirrored Hallway

08.27.15 - Easthampton, MA - Flywheel
08.28.15 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right
08.29.15 - Philadelphia, PA - Ortlieb’s
09.02.15 - Nashville, TN - Stone Fox
09.04.15 - Lafayette, IN - The Spot
09.05.15 - Chicago, IL - Observatory Studios
09.06.15 - Detroit, MI - Trinosophies
09.07.15 - Toronto, ON - Handlebar

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