Earlier in the spring as I was gearing up for the summer, I received 50 or so unsolicited artist requests to do a session. I read all the emails and try to respond to most if not all of them. For some reason, Thieving Irons was piled in the middle of a bunch of requests. It wasn’t until May or June that I actually took a listen and they blew me away.
The band is the main project of Nate Martinez who was part of the now defunct Pela (who now goes under We Are Augustines) and was also a touring member of The National. Their new album, Behold, This Dreamer! had me hooked from start to finish. The music has a huge moving sound to it similar to Other Lives and War on Drugs, yet manages to come off oddly simplistic at the same time.
Check out the video below and make the decision for yourself on how awesome they are. Very happy to have them on board and curious to see what they come up with stripped down.