Local songwriter Nate Nelson has never been one to stay still for too long. Since the release late last summer of the aching, earnest Hiding, Mingling (Flagpole‘s sixth favorite album of 2012), Nelson’s newish roots-pop band White Violet has been busy touring, recording and contemplating its future, among other endeavors. Nelson tells Flagpole to expect an Andy LeMaster-recorded 7-inch featuring the new, solidified White Violet lineup at the beginning of March, after which the group will hit the road to SXSW, where it is an official performer. Then, a new full-length. Before all that, though, the band will share the stage with local songstress Thayer Sarrano and her new band, as well as Brothers’ Ryan Gray Moore, whose sun-dappled solo music evokes a warped haze similar to that of Canadian indie fixture Chad VanGaalen.
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