NAD NAVILLUS  |  Show Your Face

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  1. Before the Axe Falls
  2. Hey Lover
  3. Your Good Side
  4. Interlude
  5. Reflect/Retreat
  6. Show Your Face
  7. Just this Once
  8. The Longest Straw
  9. Trouble will Follow you Home
  10. Processional

Show Your Face is Nad Navillus' second album, its first for Jagjaguwar. The record combines Chicago-native Dan Sullivan's John Fahey-esque guitar playing with his beautiful voice and timeless lyricism, which brings to mind classic early-period Jackson Browne. Throughout much of the full-length, the songs demonstrate the happy marriage of a minimalist approach to songcraft with traditional fingerstyle guitar. The result is a meditative and layered work built on simple melodies and rhythms. While it is the guitar that drives these songs--something that won't surprise those who know Sullivan primarily as the guitarist for Songs:Ohia prior to this album--it is the vocals that anchor them. Lyrics focus on paradoxes: earnestness and cynicism, sensitivity and callousness, innocence and wisdom. The songs on Show Your Face occupy the unresolved conflicts of our conscience. Drawing equally on Sullivan's experiences performing classical choral works, bluegrass, barbershop, and Metallica covers in a Japanese metal band, Nad Navillus will appeal to fans of Gastr Del Sol, Archer Prewitt and Low.

(JAG037 released: 11/19/01)

How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey

Higher by Lia Ices

Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves

City Wrecker by Moonface

How Can You Really by Foxygen

Lightning Dust
Victoria, BC - Rifflandia

Pink Mountaintops
Helsink, FI - Kuudes Linja

S. Carey
Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall  w/ Califone

Small Black
Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor  w/ Washed Out

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