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.