Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Peel Session: Nina Nastasia (2002)



Nina Nastasia hails from New York, and has released four studio albums since 2000. The first, Dogs, was limited to 1000 copies, and so although it sold out quickly, these copies obviously got into the right hands. She was soon signed to Touch & Go for 2001's stunning Blackened Air (my favourite of her records) and 2003's Run To Ruin. Touch & Go re-released Dogs in 2004, after which Nina left the label to sign up with Fat Cat and release last year's excellent On Leaving. So far all of Nina's records have been recorded by Steve Albini, and his influence is telling in the stark, honest arrangements and production.

Nina recorded six sessions for Peel, starting with this one in June 2002. I've got three more of the sessions, all of which i'll be putting online in the near future. Tomorrow: The next part of my Neil Young discography. Until then, enjoy.

Nina Nastasia - 01 Beautiful Day (Peel session)
Nina Nastasia - 02 Albert's Song (Peel session)
Nina Nastasia - 03 Every Time (Peel session)
Nina Nastasia - 04 Untitled (Peel session)

Sorry folks, had to take the files down after a request from Nina's partner/bandmember Kennan Gudjonsson, as it seems like they are going to be released some time in the future (Good news!)

Check out Nina's Myspace for some more songs.


2 Comments:

Anonymous popgun said...

Thank you so much for this , Beautiful day is such a great song i can't believe its not on any of her albums (unless its a cover version ???), i went to see her in concert recently and was blown away by how great she was, looking forward to more of her sessions.

8:28 pm, January 30, 2007  
Blogger Robert said...

I've been listening to the new album a lot recently. It's a bit more sophisticated musically than Dogs (which I loved) and the air of melancholy is more refined. I'm disappointed to have missed the Peel Sessions, hope we don't have to wait too long for the release.

9:18 pm, January 30, 2007  

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