02/05/2018

"S&W" - PRESENTS: NICO RIVERS (USA) - album "TINY DEATH" in stores on Friday 25.05.2018




Album "TINY DEATH" ("SONGS & WHISPERS" / Broken Silence) will be in stores on 25.05.2017!
Please preorder the album on bandcamp, iTunes or Google Play now! 
Or stream on Spotify.
www.nicorivers.com

"Blurring the lines between indie rock and folk, Boston singer/songwriter Nico Rivers exudes a raw
passion through his music." - Rob Duguay - Vanyaland (2017)
"Nico and crew manage to span a host of landscapes through their exploration of differing sounds and
emotions."- Brian Carroll - Red Line Roots (2017)
“Nico's performance is electrifying - with songs & lyrics that are so honest that every performance
feels intimate.” Conor Loughman -The Brain Trust (2015)
"Truly addictive and artistic." - Bryon William - Indie Spoonful (2017)
“With a touch of the new Americana, Nico's music is fueled with volatile emotions. Elements of indie,
rock and blues decorate his canvas, but he still wanders the woods like a journeyman trying to hitch a
ride home.” - Indie Mag - Bands to Watch (Feb 01, 2013)

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Nico's on tour across Germany in 06/2018 and 07/2018. Check out tour dates on: www.nicorivers.com
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"One of the only known constants in the universe is transformation. All that is was and will some day again be something else.” Nico Rivers is a Boston-based singer/songwriter with a knack for transformation. He cut his teeth performing throughout Massachusetts as a teenager. After cutting a few basement records, Rivers quickly developed a love for the production process. This led to a degree in audio production from Emerson College and a move to Los Angeles. It was here that the songwriter really began to hone his craft.
While in LA, Rivers worked at Eastwest Studios and TTG Studios. Throughout this time he was writing and performing with the rock group, Pine Mountain Casket. In 2011, he decided it was time to hit the road as a solo artist and since then he has released 3 EPs and toured throughout the US & Europe including stops at many festivals and events including SXSW, SS Cape May, Club Passim’s Campfire. Festival and many more.Whether he is performing with a guitar, his one-man band setup or with a full band, Rivers puts his all into his stagework. “Nico's performance is electrifying - with songs & lyrics that are so honest that every performance feels intimate,” say Connor Loughman. Nico is currently based out of Boston, MA and can be found throughout the Northeast performing solo or backed by a revolving cast of musicians known as The Black Grass.Now the first collaboration Album “Tiny Death” will be released worldwide on 25th May 2018 over “SONGS & WHISPERS”.

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„Die einzige Konstante des Universums ist der Wandel. Alles was war und alles was ist, wird eines Tages etwas anderes sein.“ Nico Rivers ist Singer-Songwriter aus Boston (USA) mit einem Faible für Astronomie und Astrophysik.

Auf „Tiny Death“ spiegelt sich Nico Rivers Faszination für das große Ganze wieder. Der Albumtitel beschreibt die eigene Unbedeutsamkeit und Vergänglichkeit in Relation zum gesamtem Universum. Auch Songs wie Ghosts oder The Wheel sind inspiriert von der unendlichen Weite des Universums und dem Transformationsprozess, der sich durch das gesamte Album, aber auch durch die gesamte Karriere von Nico Rivers zieht.

Bereits als Teenager begann Rivers seine musikalische Karriere und tourte unermüdlich durch Massachusetts. Schließlich zog er nach Los Angeles und arbeitete in den Eastwest Studios und TTG Studios, veröffentlichte drei EPs, tourte durch die USA und Europa und spielte dabei auch Festivals wie das South by Southwest, SS Cape May und das Club Passim’s Campfire..

Egal, ob er solo mit Gitarre oder gemeinsam mit einer ganzen Band auftritt, Nico Rivers legt sein ganzes Herzblut in seine Bühnenshows. “Nicos Auftritte sind elektrisierend. Mit Songs und Texten, die so ehrlich sind, dass sich jeder Auftritt intim anfühlt.“, sagt Connor Loughman, Gründer von The Brain Trust production & marketing.

Seit 2016 lebt Nico Rivers wieder in Boston und arbeitet seither eng mit der Band The Black Grass zusammen. Gemeinsam entwickelten sie ein Sound aus traditionellem Folk und modernem Indie Rock. Nun veröffentlichen Nico Rivers & The Black Grass ihr erstes gemeinsames Album „Tiny Death“.

Tiny Death“ erscheint weltweit am Freitag, den 25.05.2018 über „SONGS & WHISPERS“.
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"SONGS & WHISPERS" - CIRCUIT 05/2018 (01.05.2018 - 31.05.2018)



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In life and in art, Carrington MacDuffie is an adventurer.  A New York native who now splits her time between Austin and Seattle – after a decade beachside in Los Angeles – she travels the globe and joyfully explores diverse universes of thought and practice.  Whether making music, writing poetry, voicing works of literature, piloting a fixed-wing airplane, or savoring the zen-like concentration of target shooting, she is led by her passion for creativity, and her endless fascination with exploring both the world outside and her inner muses.

“Carrington is an iconoclastic songwriter who gives a beguiling live performance.” - Mike Beck, Access Film Music
 
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The upcoming release from Son of the Velvet Rat, Dorado, rides through the dusty California desert with haunting folk noir melodies. [11/28/2016]- Paste Magazine, US

"They pull together spots of light and hope in the midst of a great ragged emptiness and allow these bright moments to shape the rhythmic momentum that propels the song forward." [11/25/2016]—Joshua Pickard , Nooga, US

"Dorado is truly the first great album of 2017." [2/2/2017]Eleni P. Austin, Coachella Valley Weekly
There is a deep and soulful purity to their music. Georg is not just a lyricist. He is a songwriter’s songwriter. There is a haunting beauty in each and every song that stimulates intrigue." (Coachella Valley Weekly, CA)

„Velvet Rat’s sound is where punk rock, folk tunes, and French chansons intersect.” (Maggie Downs, Palm Springs Life, CA/US)

“SotVR's songs are thoughtful with deep rootsy arragements that allow for flexible flourishes from the players." (FolkWorld #47, UK/Germany)

„Das ist hier alles so innig und berührend und von einer solch unantastbaren Würde, dass man weinen möchte vor lauter Zustimmung und Bewegtheit." (Fritz Ostermayer, Fm4)
 
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