New Page France: “Everybody Knows”

Is Michael Nau a music fan’s dream? The Page France songwriter has been posting unreleased songs on his myspace, complete with back stories for each one. His latest batch consists of one Page France tune and three solo efforts (that might eventually be released on a limited pressing 12″).

MP3: Page France – Everybody Knows (live on WLUR)
This is a different take on a song that will be on the band’s new EP, Pear. I’m hoping the studio track includes a little bit more of the rhodes. It’s a decent enough song, but I think that the studio version might blow this one out of the water. Michael stated that it was a “stripped down” performance, so I’m hoping the EP version will include all their usual tricks.

BONUS MP3: Michael Nau – Heart and Brain
In my opinion, this is the best of all the songs Michael posted today. He hinted at the possibility of a future 12″ of solo songs; and if “Heart and Brain” is any indication, it’ll be everything you could hope for.

BONUS MP3: Michael Nau – As Long
A bit slower than I expected, but still worth having. Again, the piano could stand to be a bit louder in the mix, but it’s not a major problem. Nau’s vocals and lyrics are still enough to drive this crooning love song.

Before I get flood of emails, I’d like to say that I plan on posting most of the “Apple Shaped Songs” on my website very soon. Some will wind up on various releases, so I won’t be uploading them.

Don’t forget to try and catch Page France while they’re on tour. If you live in Lexington, be sure to come out to their 18+ show at The Dame.

13 thoughts on “New Page France: “Everybody Knows””

  1. holaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  2. i’m conflicted if i want to go to the page france show at the temple club on saturday. (this is what happens when friends of mine playing in bands that are playing lansing on the same night are making going to shows difficult.) i’m really not keen on going to the temple club two weeks in a row (it’s far far away from me on the north end of town) but we’ll see what goes. i might end up going to mac’s since it’s cheaper. who knows?

    the songs are great. and even if i don’t go, i know page france is coming back to lansing. (they’ve been here in december. hopefully they’ll come on back sometime in the spring or summer.)

  3. bethanne-I was planning on going to the Lansing show but am completely confused because Page France isn’t listed on the Temple’s site.
    Anyhoo, Matt, the As Long link isn’t working … and have you chosen your alliteration winner for the Life Pursuit contest?

  4. Where have you been all my life?
    I finally decided to click that “next blog” link at the top of my screen; when I found your site, I concluded that I spend entirely too little time on the Internet.
    Thank you for wading through the swamp of unknown bands to pull the good ones into the light of day.

  5. page france will be opening up the show at the temple club. it’s anathallo’s cd release show. good time.

  6. As I stated over at Baseball Primer…I’d give anything to hear Al Green (or at least Darando) cover a few of Nau’s number.

    Jesus, “Jesus” (and now “Heart and Brain) would be torched wonderfully by Green.

    and even if i don’t go, i know page france is coming back to lansing.

    I said the same thing about CCR back in ’70 at the Fillmore…then they broke up. So go!

  7. Everything that Nau touches turns to gold in my ear….thanks for posting these songs, and thanks for running the blog that got me into Page France in the first place.

    I missed selections 5-8 on the apple shaped songs MySpace, so I am eagerly anticipating the day that one or two of those will turn up on your blog again.

    As a fan of Page France who lives in Montana, I would echo the advice that repoz offered to bethanne….go to the show! I would give my left one to hit a PF show and not have to drive close to a thousand miles to do it!

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