Nomadic Firs

by Nomadic Firs

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"Off-kilter DIY happy rural summer grooves with a knitted cassette sock from Tennessee’s Nomadic Firs." ~ Bandcamp Staff Picks

"About a minute into the fire, we find our psychedelic trip taking a sudden turn for the sing-along. On the other end is rustic Tennessee pop experimentalist Ryan Boos, and he sounds like the friendliest, most optimistic dude ever. Which makes sense, being part of the Crash Symbols family." ~ Bullett Magazine

"The self-titled cassette release leaves a feeling of nerdy joy. Taking crafty melodies and creativity, Ryan Boos, helps to bring about a sound that is definitely unique, but also easily enjoyable." ~ The Music Ninja

"This is the scenic route and by taking it, Boos uncovers a wealth of new sounds and catchy melodies. Few have ventured down this road so unfettered (save, perhaps, Remote Island’s Days of Heaven on the deceased Stunned, or the early sketches of Australia’s Bumblebeez). Owing to late-20th Century R&B, rock, and collage, Boos leaves no marker untouched. Everything is neatly drawn and expertly chronicled with the enthusiasm of an explorer excited by his findings. Sacajawea knew what the Louisiana Purchase and the Northwest Territory had to offer, but that didn’t make it any less worth the trip. Boos has an understanding of what came before him but it’s always the journey that trumps the destination." ~ Ad Hoc

"One of my favorite cassette releases of the year is easily Nomadic Firs‘ self-titled release on Crash Symbols." ~ PORTALS

"...folky and weird while thankfully avoiding all the clichés that usually follow such a description. Instead, simply fine, elaborate pop music for the coming summer." ~ No Fear of Pop

"He’s rehashed rock and roll and freewheeled it into cut up/sampled/delayed synth wonders." ~ Pasta Primavera

"Boos' folk-pop patchwork is a lot like an Indian headress on a anglo-model in a bikini. There's the modernity of electronic music in his vocal loopings pit against the organic sound of an acoustic strum on "Forever" that prevents Boos from having neither foot planted in a folk festival nor an EDM gathering." ~ Impose Magazine

"I am always a little taken back by just how happy I get when I listen to Nomadic Firs amazing self titled album. It makes me giddy and goofy in way that I would normally find embarrassing but these adorable sons of bitches make me feel so comfortable embracing that side of myself. It is like being invited to prom by the high school quarterback only to find out his name is Deepak Chopra and not only did he help you win state, get a sixer with his older brother's I.D and take your cherry, but he gave you enlightenment and helped you embrace your chakras" ~ Syffal

" a bag of Sour Patch kids, no matter how burnt the rough of your mouth is from all that sour powder you just keep going back for more...every kid with a faux flannel shirt and fixed gear bicycle will be all over this band like free samples." ~ Cassette Gods

"’ll very likely feel an increase in your personal jubilance while listening to this album. ~ Decoder Magazine

"...a master arranger, crafting beats, guitar melodies, and synthetic accoutrements into pop nuggets that hit all the sweet spots...a variety of different approaches within the indie pop spectrum that they’re consistently engaging..." ~ Critical Masses

"...a welcomed change, and reprieve, from all the depressing things we hear about in the world these days." ~ Mixtape Muse

"The solo warped outpourings of Tennessee's Ryan Boos, Nomadic Firs' self-titled record is something of a anomaly in that it had been gestating for six years, is a pastiche of colours and ideas that have coalesced into finite songs, and yet is cohesive much farther beyond what is thought possible from such an amalgam of sounds and grooves. Reminiscent of the breakout hazy debut album by Unknown Mortal Orchestra (especially on 'Vines'). There is a rustic underbelly to these jams that echoes from Boos' rustic life (he owns a petite farm with his wife), and it is these pastoral colourings that infuse Nomadic Firs with a sense of elegiac beauty." ~ Sonic Masala

"...idealistic lifestyle mixed with his darker past as a DJ has unquestionably influenced the assembly of sound on the Nomadic Firs self titled debut album. His blissed out folksy pop melodies are the perfect collage of chilled out vibes and upbeat layered loops, culminating in what can only be described as a floaty and tender dream like paradise." ~ The Blue Walrus

"The sun set an hour ago but the tank is still half full. The clouds act as lawn chairs and jokes are told and tents are made. Life is lucid. The sun told us so when morning came. When the morning came the boat was gone. Never turn your back to a flock of shifty-eyed seagulls. The only way home was down so we dove. Terminal velocity meant nothing and the view was great ..." ~ Too Many Carpets


released May 8, 2012

All Songs Ryan Boos
Released by Crash Symbols on Cassette (SOLD OUT)
Cover Art by Liz Pavlovic




Nomadic Firs

Upcoming Shows:
July 13th: Chicago @ Arbella (DJ Set)

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