The singer and songwriter known as Justin Nathanielson has released two new EP albums, “Archive Box EP” and “Jus’ Brown Songs.” The two records have been proudly published as independent releases. Each EP sports six original tracks and approximately 25 minutes’ worth of alternative rock. Three singles from the records are also being released. Inventive, well-written, and based on some of the most heartfelt vocal tones to appear in 2016, “Archive Box EP” and “Jus’ Brown Songs” from Justin Nathanielson are notable alt-rock additions from the indie world to kick off the fall season.
Originally from Freeport on Long Island, New York, Justin Nathanielson cites as main artistic influences such disparate legends as Portishead, David Bowie, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Sade, Alice in Chains, Led Zeppelin, Muddy Waters, U2, the Doors, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, John Lee Hooker, the Police, Earth, Wind & Fire, Santana, the Black Crowes, Stone Temple Pilots, Johnny Cash, and Genesis.
His own music borrows mostly from the alternative rock movement of the early-mid nineties. The singing of AIC’s Jerry Cantrell and late front man Layne Staley can be heard in Nathanielson’s eerie, sharp harmonies, and his careful attention to song structure and lyric poignancy also recall songwriting like that of Scott Weiland’s (Stone Temple Pilots) and Chris Robinson’s (the Black Crowes).
Asked to expound on the themes of his new albums, Justin Nathanielson writes, “The message is about everyday livelihood occurrences, getting to know someone and/or experiences whether it’s relationships, good, mediocre, personal or bad.”
Currently residing in Georgia’s Milledgeville/Sparta area, vocalist Justin Nathanielson is also multi-instrumentalist and professional musician playing rhythm and lead guitar, auto-harp, keyboards, piano, bass guitar, drum programming and percussion. A veteran of the armed forces, he is also a veteran of many bands over the years. While he mainly operates now as a solo act, he has said of himself that he has “always been committed to maintain optimism and a collaborative chemistry, just as other musicians should.”
He has written and recorded music in many genres, often blending two or more, including grunge rock, blues rock, spirituals, alternative, trip hop, electronica, Latin, reggae, East Indian, Native American, and country.
“Archive Box EP” and “Jus’ Brown Songs” by Justin Nathanielson are available online at over 700 digital music stores worldwide beginning 23 September 2016.
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