by Bill Pearis


Dublin's Cian Nugent made a name for himself as a skilled musician via his first two albums which were both mostly instrumental. For his new album, he's doing something different: singing. Night Fiction, which is out next week (1/29) via Woodsist, finds him to be a talented lyricist and capable singer as well. Fans of Kevin Morby, Kurt Vile and other noodle-friendly post-VU guitar pop, take note. You can stream the whole album below..

Cian will be on tour with Halifax, Nova Scotia's Nap Eyes and dates include Brooklyn's Union Pool on March 9. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Dates also include a stop in Hudson, NY and they'll be at SXSW as well. All are listed below.

Nap Eyes, meanwhile, will release Thought Rock Fish Scale on February 5 via Paradise of Bachelors. The spectre of Lou Reed and all that followed hangs over this record, too, which chugs along in a pleasing, gentle way. Like '80s Flying Nun, King Creosote and Galaxie 500? Check out "Roll It" below. Needless to say, this is a well matched tour.

Dates and song streams below...


(via Stereogum)

Nap Eyes / Cian Nugent - 2016 Tour Dates
03/07/2016: Allston, MA / Great Scott
03/08/2016: Hudson, NY / The Half Moon
03/09/2016: Brooklyn, NY / Union Pool
03/10/2016: Philadelphia, PA / Boot & Saddle
03/11/2016: Washington, DC / DC9
03/12/2016: Durham, NC / The Pinhook
03/13/2016: Atlanta, GA / The Earl
03/15 - 0319/2016: Austin, TX / SXSW
03/20/2016: Phoenix, AZ / Valley Bar w/ Bear State
03/21/2016: Los Angeles, CA / The Echo
03/22/2016: San Francisco, CA / Bottom Of The Hill
03/24/2016: Portland, OR / Mississippi Studios
03/25/2016: Seattle, WA / Barboza
03/26/2016: Vancouver, BC / Media Club
03/28/2016: Calgary, AB / The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
03/29/2016: Edmonton, AB / Brixx Bar & Grill
03/30/2016: Saskatoon, SK / Amigo's Cantina
04/01/2016: Winnipeg, MB / The Good Will Social Club
04/02/2016: Minneapolis, MN / 7th St. Entry
04/03/2016: Chicago, IL / The Empty Bottle
04/04/2016: Bloomington, IN / The Bishop
04/05/2016: Lakewood, OH / Mahall's
04/07/2016: Toronto, ON / The Garrison
04/08/2016: Montreal, QC / Casa Del Popolo

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