Release Date: Jul 27, 2018
Record label: Desert Folklore Music
An Americana artist adept at psychedelic layering, Israel Nash expands into kaleidoscopic sonic textures on fifth studio album Lifted. Bass and drums rumble under Nash's starry, Dripping Springs sky alongside streaming guitars and synthesizer. One of two whirring instrumental intros on the LP precedes "Rolling On," a triumphant tribute to personal persistence.
Israel Nash takes his retro references seriously. While his vocals bring frequent comparisons to Neil Young in full helpless mode, his new album, the suitably titled Lifted, occasionally echoes the Beach Boys with a symphonic sound. It's hardly surprising considering the fact that Nash has continued to expand on his folkadelic sound since starting his career a decade or so ago.
The Summer of Love is alive and well on Israel Nash's "Lifted," the Texas-based folk rocker's fifth album in his nearly decadelong career. Full of feel-good, sonically textured Americana jams about peace and love, Nash's latest batch of songs make for a satisfying, if somewhat one-note, late addition to your summer vibes playlist. A longtime disciple of late-'60s folk, Nash is definitely the kind of artist who wears his influences on his sleeve.