PREMIERE: Nassau Salute the “Risin’ Sun” on New Single

Justin Wilcox and Jeffrey Silverstein's guitars gently weep.

Last spring, Brooklyn duo Nassau released Hoss, a quiet, complex EP of folk-adjacent tunes that won them eventual spots playing with compatriotic acts like Woods and John Andrews and the Yawns. Now, Justin Wilcox and Jeffrey Silverstein are preparing to release Heron, their debut full-length, via Fire Talk, and we’re pleased to be premiering the single “Risin’ Sun.”

It’s a song that builds upon the promise of Hoss. On that EP, heavy textures—cottony and mucoid, nostalgic harmony—formed a pervasive atmosphere, but here the Wilcox and Silverstein puff reverb and drone into the room sparingly, perfuming the song only where it needs it. They shift easily from a dewy vocal line and shuffle rhythm into a porch-ready rag that seems like it could’ve developed into a raga were it not for the humidity. Think Steve Gunn and Chuck Johnson playing together softly, so as to avoid waking the neighbors, and give “Risin’ Sun” a listen below, and should you find yourself in the Acela corridor, Nassaur are coming your way; those dates are below, too.

Nassau tour dates

7/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Throne Watches
7/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Masthead Print Studio
7/14 – Baltimore, MD @ EMP Collective
7/15 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd

Heron is out September 8 via Fire Talk.


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