Micah P. Hinson and the Nothing, is his first release on French label, Talitres and comprises a collection of songs written before his car accident, whilst touring Spain during the summer of 2011. The songs took on a new light during his recuperation and he began sending them off to people around the world including The Twilight Sad and his Texan side-kick, T. Nicholas Phelps. With their help Micah began to create a record.
Micah was subsequently invited to record in Santander, Spain, at Moon River Studio. For two weeks and two days, with the assistance of engineer by Fernanda ‘Mac’ Macava, Micah realised what was to become ‘Micah P. Hinson and The Nothing’, working with local musicians - The Aquattro String Quartet.
According to Micah, “A grand amount of time and a grand amount of love was put into every song.”
April 2014 Tour dates
Tue 22: Norwich - Norwich Arts Centre
Wed 23: Brighton - Komedia
Thu 24: Leeds - Brudenell Social Club
Fri 25: Nottingham - Bodega
Sat 26: Gateshead The Sage
Sun 27: Glasgow - Broadcast
Mon 28: Manchester - Ruby Lounge
Tue 29: London - Union Chapel
Wed 30: Bristol – Thekla
The group has shared the track ‘Disremember/Dismemberment’ from the album for your listening pleasure above.
Drawing in guitar, flute, percussion and synth, the Montreal and Toronto-based siblings Allie, Jaclyn and Trevor Blumas really have an expansive approach to their music that can leave the listener enthralled.
Photo by Laura-Lynn Petrick
The website Echoes and Dust recently started a series called Musical Therapy, where they are exploring the relationship between music and mental health with the aim of raising awareness and confronting the stigma that surrounds mental health issues. You can read the articles and contribute your own experiences if you want to HERE
If you do wish to contribute, Dan from Echoes & Dust says;
> “There's no word limit, minimum or maximum. Articles submitted so far have ranged from 200 - 1500 words
> We won't edit the piece before publication, except for spelling and grammar. The content will remain the same, and we'll ask you for a preferred title
> We're happy to publish pieces anonymously or under a pseudonym, alternatively, we can publish it under your name and link to you; whichever you'd prefer
> We're interested in publishing whatever people want to write about, and aren't being at all prescriptive in terms of content. However, if there is graphic content in the piece we would consider putting a content warning on it, which we'd discuss with you before publication.
> We're not just after contributions from musicians; a lot of current contributions are from the point of view of the listener”
Have a read, they also have some decent Top Tens from 2013!