This heartbreaking sonic document chronicles the life of Denver- by-way-of-Missouri songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff. Both fresh and classic, it is imbued with a melancholy and rough candour. No wonder Time Out New York says Rateliff conjures "the ghosts of Nick Drake and Gram Parsons."
Beginning his professional journey just 16 months ago, Nathaniel Rateliff has already headlined shows across the United States and has supported superstars like The Fray and indie phenomenons like Bon Iver, Tallest Man on Earth and The Low Anthem. In 2010 Nathaniel performed across Europe and the UK with Mumford & Sons and Delta Spirit and has supported and played in Laura Marling's band during her North American tour.
The first things you notice about In Memory of Loss are the voice and the space. That voice belongs to Nathaniel Rateliff, a man who's earned the twang and hard-knock weariness that shines through on the album. The space comes courtesy of producer Brian Deck (Califone, Iron & Wine, Modest Mouse), who helped transform 8-track bedroom demos into miniature epics of contrast, beauty, and yearning.
In Memory Of Loss is out 7th March