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Local Nomad ‘Summertime’ : Summer and long lost memories is where Local Nomad’s currency is delivered. Let’s get lost in the folds.

Local Nomad

Local Nomad’s sound is marked by soulful vocals, ethereal synths, and lustrous drum beats where the project draws influences from bands like Tears for Fears, Elvis Costello, and Phil Collins, to curtail the auspicious wrangling of a soul searching for meaning and the angst of not getting there fast enough.

Dreamy synths and enthusiastic mellotron accompany Michael Desmond’s reinvention on Local Nomad, which is also the pseudonym he creates under. Throughout the EP’s five tracks weave illustrious drum beats and vintage synths, melding together Paul Simon’s ‘70s aesthetic and the pop sensibility of Gnarls Barkley for an irresistibly catchy soundtrack to rapid change.

“The idea for this collection of songs was born out of a turbulent time in my life,” Michael said. “I had gotten out of a six-year relationship, my artist name was stolen by someone I knew, my uncle passed away in a tragic accident, and I was gigging full-time while simultaneously working a day job to afford to finish up my college degree. I lost my balance, felt the weight of the world and I couldn’t find the comforts that come with a sense of home. I was at a crossroads and, I don’t want to say I was having a mid-life crisis, but I felt the need to get a lot of things off my chest.”

A native of Long Island, NY, Michael and his orchestral indie-rock band, Gabriel the Marine, garnered regional attention and later performed nationwide with bands like Taking Back Sunday, Glassjaw, Mew, Jacks Mannequin, and The Dear Hunter.

Summer and long lost memories is where Local Nomad’s currency is delivered. Let’s get lost in the folds.

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