Nathan Spenser
Songs For a Summertime Afternoon
Street: 02.07
Nathan Spenser = Team Mom + Michael Gross and the Statuettes
Nathan Spenser has put together a nice little collection of folk/rock songs, and for the majority, it’s an acoustic album. While most albums like this tend to reek of the “it’s been done before and done better” curse, Spenser seems to understand he’s not here to reinvent the genre. He’s just here to play some good songs. His voice is soft and mellow, almost blending into the backdrop of acoustic guitar like another instrument. This doesn’t make the songs bland though––it just makes them more cozy. Toss in the occasional hint of steel guitar and subdued percussion, and this album is a damn good first release.