From Neil Nathan
UK's No Ripcord Magazine calls Neil Nathan "the bastard step-child of Jackson Browne and David Bowie." And Canada's Snob's Music says "the tunes are so sugary, they'd give Matthew Sweet a toothache."
Huffington Post calls his new Jumpstart claymation music video, "a bizarre good time." Neil's debut LP, The Distance Calls, was produced by Detroit Garage Rock Hero Bobby Harlow (King Tuff, The Go) and featured musicians from Queens of The Stone Age, The Dead Weather, The Go, King Tuff, and Detroit Cobras. That record featured Neil's cover of ELO's "Do Ya," which so impressed rock n roll hall of famer, Jeff Lynne, that he gave his blessing for it to appear on Showtime's Californication Soundtrack. The song is in regular rotation on Sirius/XM's The Coffeehouse. The Distance Calls also included "California Run," which has been featured on ESPN and NHL Network, and is spun live at San Francisco Giants home games. Neil's friend and former roommate, actress Rosario Dawson, guest starred in the music video.
Neil's sophomore record, Sweep The Nation, a power to the people concept album, was debuted on Seattle's KEXP. It's been called a "scintillating master work" and a "crunchy hard rocking masterpiece." It's garnered features in Magnet Magazine and The Vinyl District, who both called the record "Impressive."
Neil's third LP, Flowers on the Moon, is a return to the ethereal Americana sound featured on "Do Ya," and explores the timeless themes of mortality, love, and loss. Co-produced with Riley McMahon (Spottiswoode & His Enemies) and Deke Spears (Quiet Hounds), it's filled with songs inspired by Neil Young, Cat Stevens, and Robert Plant. During the making of Flowers on the Moon, Neil lost his father, and penned Diamond in the Sky, an ode to baseball and fathers and sons, in his honor. The record also features Neil's hypnotic cover of Rodriguez's classic drug song, "Sugar Man," which DJ Holger Brockman, the man who broke Rodriguez in Australia, called "Great." Stephen "Sugar" Segerman, author of The Birth, Death, and Resurrection of Sixto Rodriguez, who is featured in the Oscar Winning documentary "Searching for Sugarman," said "Love your version Neil."