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Michael Nau follows up 2016's Mowing with the new Suicide Squeeze release Some Twist. The 12-track collection represents some of his most sharp and moving work to date, and finds the Maryland-born songwriter looking to move quickly enough to avoid some of the stop/start nature that had previously left large gaps of time falling between his output. Bright piano and fingerpicked guitar weave together throughout lead single "Good Thing" with a chorus that swells with feedback fuzz and crashing percussion. Nau's ever-present sense of humor, one of the hallmarks of his songwriting, gives the song a wry sense of purpose amidst its reflection. Overall, the album splits its time between feeling both energized and unhurried, while featuring the same penetrating songwriting that has led fans to latch onto Nau since he arrived.
"His masterful instinct for arrangement, along with his reedy voice, earns Nau a place in the rock'n'roll underdogs' Hall of Fame." - Pitchfork
"Recalls cadences of 1970s Ned Doheny and solo David Byrne, with a hint of Brian Wilson." - The Fader
"The sounds conjure a cozy and fuzzy flurry of psych-pop warmth." - Aquarium Drunkard