Meredith Bragg Takes A Cue From John James Audobon for Fourth Album Nest with The Kora Records

By on April 29, 2011
 Meredith Bragg Takes A Cue From John James Audobon for Fourth Album Nest with The Kora Records

“instantly accessible” – SPIN
“It’s pure orchestral indie rock with heart”– Entertainment Weekly

“delicate, haunted music…Bragg is someone worth getting close to”– Magnet
“Bragg’s songwriting has grown more acute since his debut, but more impressive is the development of
his sound.”
 – Pitchfork

Download First Single”Birds of North America” (Available to Post)


Virginia-based songwriter Meredith Bragg has announced the release of his forthcoming full-length album entitled, NestOut on July 19, this will be Meredith’s fourth release with The Kora Records. Previously supported by longtime backing band the Terminals the chamber-pop artist has been compared to the likes of Ben Gibbard, and Elliott Smith.

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

1. Second Golden Age
2. Barking Dogs
3. Arrowstork
4. Civilians
5. Birds of North America
6. Point, Line and Plane
7. Lightning Tree
8. Next Time
9. The Last Hours of Brunneleschi
10. One True Love
11. Waltz No. 3



Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.