Nephew in the Wild

by Advance Base

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Nephew in the Wild is PopMatters' #1 Indie Pop album of 2015!

It’s been three years since Advance Base’s debut album, A Shut-In’s Prayer, made #19 on MOJO Magazine's Best Albums of 2012 list. Since then, singer, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Owen Ashworth has published a book of drawings, made beats for Chicago rapper Serengeti, recorded the debut single by psych-folk troubadour Julie Byrne, paid tribute to gospel & outsider music legend Washington Phillips (see 2013’s The World Is In A Bad Fix Everywhere EP), contributed electric piano & co-writing credits to Sun Kil Moon’s critically acclaimed 2014 album, Benji, & produced more than a dozen other releases for his own label, Orindal Records. Ashworth has finally turned his focus back on his own music & given us Nephew in the Wild, the second official album by Advance Base.

Nephew in the Wild is a nostalgic, melancholic & occasionally harrowing collection of lo-fi indie rock & electronic pop. Electric pianos, drum kits, drum machines, autoharps, Omnichords, Optigans, Mellotrons & the occasional guitar lay the foundation for sweetly sad stories about lonely Midwesterners trying to make sense of their troubled pasts. In the world of Nephew in the Wild, the internet hasn’t been invented yet, & a change of address is the only thing a person needs to exit their old life completely. Disappearance, displacement, hell-raising, child-raising, Christmas, Michigan, arson, aging & animals are recurring themes throughout the album. Nephew in the Wild was recorded by Ashworth in his basement in Oak Park, IL.

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released August 21, 2016

All songs by Owen Ashworth (BMI), except “My Love for You is Like a Puppy Underfoot,” music by Owen Ashworth (BMI), lyrics by Jody Weinmann (BMI)

Owen Ashworth: autoharp, bass, drums, drum machine, Omnichord,
piano, Rhodes, sampler & vocals
with
Mike Adams: melody synthesizer (4), drums (9)
Nick Ammerman: autoharp (7)
Edward Crouse: bass (7)
Howard Draper: lap steel guitar (3)
Emma Hospelhorn: bass (2)
Nicholas Krgovich: backing vocals (6), synthesizer (10)
Mat Sweet: guitar (9)
Jody Weinmann: Omnichord & vocals (7)

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Orindal Records Chicago, Illinois

Records by Karima Walker, Julie Byrne, Lisa/Liza, Hello Shark, Dear Nora, Gordon Ashworth, Concern, Robert Stillman, Nicholas Krgovich, Advance Base & Casiotone for the Painfully Alone

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