“Birds of North America”
“pure orchestral indie rock with heart”– Entertainment Weekly
“Bragg’s songwriting has grown more acute since his debut, but more impressive is the development of
his sound.” – Pitchfork
In Nest, Meredith pulls from a stream of inspirations including John James Audubon (“Birds of North America”) and Renaissance architecture (“The Last Hours of Brunelleschi“), but his biggest influence was the recent birth of his daughter, and the themes of parenthood (although initially unintended) are ever present throughout the album. Teaming up with long time collaborator and producer Chad Clark(Dismemberment Plan, Georgie James, Beauty Pill), Nest also finds Meredith extending his sonic palette from the self-restrained single guitar of his sophomore record Silver Sonya to a larger handful of musicians, instruments and digital experimentation. The result is his most engaging and expansive record to date.
Nest Track Listing