Michael Nau

Michael Nau

COTE

Wed, July 19, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Rough Trade NYC

Brooklyn, NY

$12 advance / $15 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Michael Nau
Michael Nau
Michael Nau returns with his new album, Some Twist, out June 16th on Suicide Squeeze. Some Twist is the follow up to 2016’s Mowing and its announcement comes amidst a flurry of recent activity. Two weeks ago, Nau debuted songs from Some Twist on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic and headlined two sold out shows on back-to-back nights in Los Angeles. He has received extensive BBCradio play and been selected as a “6 Music Recommends” pick. One-off single “Love Survive” cracked the top 50 on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart and Elton John has played Nau on his Beats1 show.

The first single from Some Twist, “Good Thing,” debuts today via The FADER. Bright piano and fingerpicked guitar weave together throughout the song with a chorus that swells with feedback fuzz and crashing percussion. Nau’s ever-present sense of humor, one of the hallmarks of his songwriting, gives the song a wry sense of purpose amidst its reflection.

This week, Nau will play an intimate show in NYC to showcase some of the new album tracks at Brooklyn’s Sunnyvale (March 11th) before heading out on a UK tour with Haley Bonar (March 27th to April 6th). He’ll then embark on a short U.S. solo tour in May.
COTE
COTE
COTE, the project of Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Taryn Randall, descends from a timeless, song-driven rock tradition. Sparked by unsparing ruminations on heartbreak and accountability, Randall’s keenly observed songs map the peaks and valleys, twists and dead-ends that mark any trip worth taking — be it physical, emotional, spiritual, or somewhere in between.

Guided by producer/bassist Jeremy McDonald (Beyoncé’s “Pray You Catch Me”), COTE collapses the distance between modern and classical, mounting a compelling argument for rock-and-roll in the 21st Century. Randall’s arresting voice, meanwhile, may belong to a category of its own. It’s a kind of velvet lure — by turns pliant and penetrating — wielded with a primal confidence. Impose magazine deemed it “healing,” while Noisey once remarked “her voice is so warm and welcoming you wish it was a cloud you could recline on.”

An emigrant from the perma-gloss of Orange County, CA, Randall’s enchanting deconstructions of romantic mythologies (“Golden Hour”) and the mechanics of self-doubt (“Green Light”) linger long after the music stops. “A lot of my songs are about facing the fears and insecurities I have about being honest with myself, or with the world,” she says. “They’re a way to crack myself open and see what’s really there.”

COTE’s debut album is scheduled to be released next year.
Venue Information:
Rough Trade NYC
64 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249