Neil beautifully describes the overall vibe that evolved as the project took shape. “Life is short. Art is long. That about sums up the theme of my new record ‘Flowers on the Moon.’ The quote is attributed to Hippocrates, the father of medicine, and this record has been a kind of medicine for me, a healing meditation on the fleeting nature of life. While recording it, I lost my father, and it features a tune I wrote for him and his love of baseball and the Detroit Tigers, ‘Diamond in the Sky.’ The theme of impermanence flows through each song: relationships, seasons, life, death.”
Neil continues his fascination with the Motor City, and includes his trippy cover of Detroit Singer Songwriter Rodriguez’s Sugar Man on the album. Stephen "Sugar" Segerman, author of Sugar Man: The Birth, Death, and Resurrection of Sixto Rodriguez, and subject of the Oscar Winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man, says, "Love your version Neil!"
Neil also recorded his debut LP, The Distance Calls in Detroit Rock City. Produced by Garage Rock Hero Bobby Harlow (King Tuff, The Go), it featured musicians from Queens of the Stone Age, The Dead Weather, The Go, King Tuff, and Detroit Cobras. The album’s track “California Run” was featured on ESPN and NHL Network, and was spun live at San Francisco Giants games. Neil’s former roommate, actress Rosario Dawson, guest starred in the music video.
Neil’s fiery follow-up, the power to the people concept LP, ‘Sweep The Nation,’ earned critical praise as a “scintillating master work” and a “crunchy hard rocking masterpiece,” and was called “Impressive” by both Magnet Magazine and Vinyl District. And Huffington Post called his claymation “Jumpstart” music video from the record, “a bizarre good time.”
Early Praise for 'FLOWERS ON THE MOON'...
A Bowie-esque sci-fi trip with touches of Cat Stevens - Dusted Magazine
Gets under your skin and haunts you down. Some great nods here to Nathan’s biggest influences, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Leonard Cohen. - Skope Magazine
Sure footed grace. Nathan’s voice is seemingly capable of adapting to any approach. - Vents Magazine