Monday, October 24, 2011
[press release] NORDIC NOMADIC is the solo project of Chad Ross, singer and guitarist for Toronto, Canada's most beloved psych rockers, QUEST FOR FIRE. On October 25, Tee Pee Records will release NORDIC NOMADIC's new album Worldwide Skyline, a nine song strong pean to darkened psychedelic music, mystical lyrical themes and mood-driven atmospheres. The follow up to the band's self-titled 2009 debut, Worldwide Skyline was written, performed, recorded and mixed by Ross at Toronto's Hallamusic (F*ucked Up, The Deadly Snakes). Alternative Press premieres the roll out track "Summer Friends" in advance of the LP's release. Check out NORDIC NOMADIC's new jam today at this location!
Delivering honest, introspective songs layered with beautiful finger picked acoustic riffs, effect dowsed electric guitar and instantly memorable vocal melodies sung in an almost soothing whisper, Ross' NORDIC NOMADIC falls in line somewhere between The Verve's "Storm In Heaven" and Earth's cosmic country drone. Whereas QUEST FOR FIRE's sound - once called "strobe-lit psych-punk stomp"- is marked by a foggy-headed, acid-rock lean, NORDIC NOMADIC's stoner-folk emits the kind of cannabis-clouded cool that fellow Canadians Black Mountain deal in (Ross was also a member of the touring band for Steve McBean's Pink Mountaintops). A sly grin versus bright smile; if you will.
When asked for comment on the LP, Ross coyly (and somewhat cryptically) said, "Worldwide Skyline lets its evil shine."
The track listing for NORDIC NOMADIC's Worldwide Skyline is:
1.) Worldwide Skyline
2.) The Future's Fear
3.) Growin' Horns
4.) Bite to Chew
5.) Summer Friends
6.) The Soft Way
7.) Take Your Heart to the End
8.) Listen to the Leaves
9.) The Things You've Lost
"excellent...a breath of fresh air in the cluttered music scene of the post-2000s. Whether you enjoy folk, psych, or just laid back music, Nordic Nomadic is worth a listen." - SPUTNIK MUSIC
"Ross combines the svelteness of Sam Beam with the ear of Ben Chasny... the Toronto-based songwriter makes great use of mood and groove" - DUSTED
Posted by Dan Goldin at 11:30 PM