Mark Nelsen releases new music video for “Tennessee Valley”

Singer-songwriter Mark Nelsen has a new music video to share for his song "Tennessee Valley." Consisting entirely of stock footage from the mid-20th century (practically ancient history), the splice job fits the track's old-school sonic vibe. It's got a country-tinged melody, a hint of gospel soul, and a folky rhythmic bounce — like a car rolling down the highway, surrounded by nothing but the great wide open expanding outward to infinity on all sides. This is definitely an "on the road" song, a tour through overlooked or outright forgotten America, one best enjoyed with the windows down and the breeze [...]

By |February 10, 2016|Tags: |

Live This Month: September 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: September 2015 (Podcast #370) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. How has it taken this long to include Chelsea Wolfe in one of our podcasts? Wolfe started out in Sacramento before relocating to LA, and over the course of four albums has defined a unique mix of heavy doom and gothic folk. "Iron Moon" comes from her new album, Abyss, and it highlights both sides of her sound very well. Speaking of Sacramento, our state capital [...]

Video / Interview: Mark Nelsen, “Homeward”

Earlier this summer, San Francisco's own Mark Nelsen dropped his first solo effort, a woozy, five-track EP called Homeward. Apart from being Nelsen's strongest offering as a songwriter (his previous work can be heard under Electric Shepherd and his own eponymous band), the record spawned the stand-out title track and an accompanying music video that acts as a short film, documenting one man's voyage into the unknown. "Homeward" opens the EP with sleepy, shuddering guitars and repeated proclamations of farewell in Nelsen's dazed but not confused vocals, as if the listener snuck into the final minutes of a movie, just in time to catch the epic closer [...]

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