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On his second album as The Natvral - a spirited, beautifully observed collection of rough and ready songcraft - the former Pains of Being Pure at Heart frontperson was eyeing the past while dealing with an inescapable present. "The record's title, Summer of No Light, is taken from the climate crisis of 1816," he says. Often referred to as The Year Without a Summer, that year a massive volcanic eruption in Indonesia darkened much of the world's sky. The resulting ash brought dramatic global cooling and widespread famine, hitting Western Europe especially hard. While he initially sought escape from the isolation in which he found himself, soon the solace of home and family life began to seep it's way into the music "The routines of domesticity were often unwelcome, and always exhausting - but probably mentally helpful. I was isolated, but not alone." Despite the many graveyard romps that populate the record, it's the moments that celebrate home that gives this album it's heart. Summer of No Light is an album that's born of a precise moment, yet revels in anachronism.
On his second album as The Natvral - a spirited, beautifully observed collection of rough and ready songcraft - the former Pains of Being Pure at Heart frontperson was eyeing the past while dealing with an inescapable present. "The record's title, Summer of No Light, is taken from the climate crisis of 1816," he says. Often referred to as The Year Without a Summer, that year a massive volcanic eruption in Indonesia darkened much of the world's sky. The resulting ash brought dramatic global cooling and widespread famine, hitting Western Europe especially hard. While he initially sought escape from the isolation in which he found himself, soon the solace of home and family life began to seep it's way into the music "The routines of domesticity were often unwelcome, and always exhausting - but probably mentally helpful. I was isolated, but not alone." Despite the many graveyard romps that populate the record, it's the moments that celebrate home that gives this album it's heart. Summer of No Light is an album that's born of a precise moment, yet revels in anachronism.
658556126370

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Format: Vinyl
Label: IMPORTS
Rel. Date: 09/15/2023
UPC: 658556126370

Summer Of No Light [Colored Vinyl] (Tan) (Uk)
Artist: Natvral
Format: Vinyl
New: Available $26.99
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DISC: 1

1. Lucifer's Glory
2. Carolina
3. Summer of Hell
4. The Stillness
5. A Glass of Laughter
6. Stephanie Don't Live Here Anymore
7. Your Temperate Ways
8. Wait for Me
9. Wintergreen

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On his second album as The Natvral - a spirited, beautifully observed collection of rough and ready songcraft - the former Pains of Being Pure at Heart frontperson was eyeing the past while dealing with an inescapable present. "The record's title, Summer of No Light, is taken from the climate crisis of 1816," he says. Often referred to as The Year Without a Summer, that year a massive volcanic eruption in Indonesia darkened much of the world's sky. The resulting ash brought dramatic global cooling and widespread famine, hitting Western Europe especially hard. While he initially sought escape from the isolation in which he found himself, soon the solace of home and family life began to seep it's way into the music "The routines of domesticity were often unwelcome, and always exhausting - but probably mentally helpful. I was isolated, but not alone." Despite the many graveyard romps that populate the record, it's the moments that celebrate home that gives this album it's heart. Summer of No Light is an album that's born of a precise moment, yet revels in anachronism.
        
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