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.
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.