by Nature Thief

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Moon is Nature Thief's debut album, released on November 19th, 2014. The four song EP is home to ethereal, dramatic soundscapes, as well as hard-hitting indie rock.

"Moon is like laying down on a warm, fuzzy rug next to a fire. It’s also like wandering through a forest under the influence of mescaline." -Gelatinous Blog

"Moon integrates... floating, somewhat eerie vocals with simple, fingerpicked acoustic melodies and heavier bouts of hazy, surf-influenced psychedelic guitar, all creating a lulling ebb and flow reminiscent of the steady sway of a train." - Kaitie Todd, Willamette Week

"... a plentiful amount of soulful musicianship that sails along the lines of acoustical psych rock. It is derived in Pacific NW indie-pop but holds a vintage tone in the wallowing melodies and their greatest weapon is something you don’t see too often in these categories, strong lead vocals." -Colin Hudson, The Deli Portland

Digital release available November 21st.

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released November 19, 2014

Moon Was Played By:
Nature Thief
Emma Browne : Guitar & Vocals
Carl LaRue : Bass & Vocals
Charlie Bow : Sampler & Synthesizer
Justin Chase : Percussion, Organ, Vocals

And Friends:
Cheryl Chase : Viola
Laurel Thurman : Violin
Tracey Lasseter : Flute

Written by Emma Browne & Nature Thief
Produced by Justin Chase
String & Flute Arrangements Composed by Justin Chase
Recorded by Jared Brannan and Justin Chase
Mastered by Gus Elg
Artwork and Photography by Emma Browne
Moon Surface Photo by Ian Doktor
Milky Way Photo by John Fowler



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Nature Thief Portland, Oregon

Emma Browne, Charlie Bow, Carl LaRue, Justin Chase

Nature Thief is four young humans' inquiry into the values of the natural and manmade world. Their sound embodies "a flowing, chimerical embrace of harmony-laden dream-pop and the proggier elements of British-Isles-informed folk." (Ned Lannamann, Portland Mercury) ... more

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Track Name: Thieve Of The Night
Haven't you a conscience?
Fighting over blocks of wood
Hardly showing your face
Covering your phantom blood

Haven't you compunction?
Trees with ears have vilified
Empathetic turnstiles
See into each others' souls

Thieve of the night

Drawing parallel lines
Straightened on a crooked page
Testing others' senses
Will they hear of what you beg

Thieve of the night
Track Name: Pacha Daddy
Peaceful, I recline
Andean wildflower bed
He nears my willing side
I search for you instead

Surrounded on all sides
But eyes blind to your face
A whisper hot or cold
Every time I catch a trace

Bliss shows on my lips
Once darkness I have chose
You start to show yourself
Your faithful message blows

Neck craned to the sky
Caressed delicately
Greedy, craving more
Stealing pleasure from the breeze

Fly me to the moon
Drop me off gaze fixed on you
Float back through seas of time
Meet you at your birth and mine

You give me what I need
But I'm always wanting more (from you)

Fly me to the moon
Drop me off 'cause I love you
Track Name: Cigarette
Looking deep into her eyes
You see yourself reflected, and you know
While you are making love
You're also making stronger...

Hatred hangs above her head
Alone in paranoia, and the rain
Her waking nightmares plague her
Two other lovers in her bed

She smokes...
Cigarette, after
Cigarette, after
Cigarette, after

Demons of the flesh prevail
Wandering hands controlled by dark temptations
Drowning in impurity
Your guilty lungs will not provide

What's in her mind?
Is it falsified?
What's in her mind?
Can she prove it?
Puffs of smoke
They turn to clouds
Cloud of smoke
They fog the mind
Track Name: Ocean Sounds
Engine sounds
Louder than your voice
Who will hear you now?

Clouds move fast
Covering the sun
How will you see now?

So they'll tell you
Join our forces
We will show you how to live

You're a fool
All their wisemen say
Drop your shield and fight our war

So they'll tell you
Join our forces
We will show you how to live

Something's happened here
Who are you?
Safe inside a box

Paint your prison walls
With ideas
One room at a time
They'll crash down

So they'll tell you
Join our forces
We will show you how to live