"Open To Everything" - Nate Allen & The Pac-Away Dots [Zumic Premiere]

Evan Petersen

by Evan Petersen

Published October 30, 2014

Although best known for the manic folk punk performances of Destroy Nate Allen, the titular singer also has a serious side. Nate Allen is releasing Take Out The Trash, his first album under the name Nate Allen & The Pac-Away Dots, and he's premiered a track from the album right here at Zumic. Stream "Open To Everything" above.

The tune is a jangly, upbeat number, but the lyrics show a sense of wistful introspection. The singalong chorus is counterbalanced by the deeply personal opening lines, "Hating myself for what I have done / Kicking myself to the curb / Honestly failing to realize / I am no man of my word." The duality of the song is what you can expect from the record -- serious songs you want to sing along to. Allen spoke to Zumic about the project:

Since 2006, I’ve toured the US as the fun and silly band Destroy Nate Allen. Take Out The Trash marks a new season and direction for my music. This record is hard-hitting and addresses everything from tough racial discussions to losing friends, unemployment, and burnout. In short, it's a step in a new direction. But never fear, there are some silly moments on this album too.

Take Out The Trash is recorded, mixed, and mastered, but they've launched a Kickstarter to finance the production of CDs and vinyl records. At the time of publishing, Take Out The Trash has raised over $2,500 of its $3,300 goal. Head over to the official Kickstarter to pledge.

For more from Nate Allen, check out his official website.


Source: I Am Nate Allen SoundCloud

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