"Nasimiyu’s latest single, ‘Raise Your Arrow (The Hunt)’ comes out swinging at the fences with a tireless groove pointed sharply at its kill. Taken from her upcoming EP ‘dirt’ to be released on January 24th, the track shows off the singer’s huge range and bottomless well of whoops and hollers to keep you on your toes.
You may be afraid to find yourself in Nasimiyu’s huntman-like sights, but being in the direction of her voice is electrifying. Listen to ‘Raise Your Arrow’ to find out why.”
Thank you, NYLON, for the beautiful words! "A gorgeous a capella bit and an aching piano riff fold and melt into slick dream pop in this new track by Nasimiyu Murumba, a Brooklyn-based artist who cut her teeth for four years under the tutelage of street performers, voodoo practitioners, and marching band musicians in New Orleans. Needless to say, we’re intrigued, and counting the days until her EP Dirt comes out January 24.”
WE JUST FINISHED RECORDING THE NEW ALBUM! And even before being mixed, it's already got an insanely beautiful and unique sound. This production team and I are thrilled and excited beyond words to release this thing in the fall, and will definitely be sharing tastes of it in the meantime.
Much love and appreciation to Noah Young, Nick Ellman, Ian Bowman, and John Culford of Naughty Professor as well as Kalmia Traver from Rubblebucket for lending their beautiful horn sounds to the cause.
The process was incredible and I've been documenting as much as we could on the blog.
Stay tuned for the first single announcement from the "Dig Deep" LP.
We are nearing the end of our 2-week production phase for the new music video. Folks will be able to see a sneak preview screening of the finished product at our show on June 2nd, followed by its wide release online the following week. Many thanks to our very passionate and talented director, Alex Glustrom, for doing such an amazing job on the piece.
Check out some behind the scenes snapshots from the shoot here, and be sure to join us for the screening and performance at Cafe Istanbul this Saturday, June 2nd.
"Spooks," the second single off the new album, has been featured as a favorite track on Afro-Punk's website! Nasimiyu is also on the front page as this week's featured band.
"Maybe you've seen her causing a commotion in her hometown New Orleans, or opening for badass hard rock band The Memorials. AP member Nasimiyu is sharing her "fresh, dancey, gender-bending, flirtatious, and deliciously Afro-Punk track" 'Spooks' with us as a free download. Ain't that nice? Get your free mp3 below!"
In other news, we are getting ready to drop the second single from the new album. This one's called, "Spooks," and it's a dancey and delectable jam that will be released on our Bandcamp this coming Thursday, APRIL 12th!
"Here's 'Rules Aren't Real,' the latest single from New Orleans singer-songwriter Nasimiyu Murumba, whose vintage soul-inspired, jazz-bending vocal acrobatics lead a small, ferocious ensemble. A full-length release is expected in March." Listen: Gambit's Free Music Friday
"Tonight, Tipitina’s hosts a NOLA Brewing-sponsored show with Nasimiyu & the Many Moons, a young, raw funk and soul band who released a promising EP, It Ain’t Pretty But It’s Beautiful, earlier in the year. The concert is free, and starts with United Seas and Gris Gris at 9 p.m.
In this video, shot at a concert at the Hi-Ho Lounge on October 7, the band performs a new song, “War Paint”. The song begins with a dedication to #OccupyNOLA—incidentally, Occupy Wall Street declared today “International Action Day”. If nothing else, take some action and #occupyTipitinas tonight."
Click here to see the write-up and video on offbeat.com: http://offbeat.com/2011/11/17/youtube-du-jour-nasimiyu/
"Vocalist Nasimiyu Murumba came to New Orleans from the Twin Cities in 2009, and it’s clear from the title to the lyrical content of her EP that she’s set on making a new home, and making her music about it. It Ain’t Pretty but It’s Beautiful collects six of her original songs, and it’s obvious from song titles such as “Bayou Black” and “Swamp Foot” that she’s taken New Orleans as a point of departure. “Bourbon Street Blues” is a nice surprise; it replaces the frat-funk the title suggests with a noir-ish look at “wading through this garbage lagoon in your high-heeled shoes.” It ain’t pretty or beautiful, this time.
The music fits, for the most part, with the jazz-inflected neo-soul that artists such as Angie Stone and Alicia Keys made popular. Nasimiyu and her five-piece band bring music school precision and afterschool whimsy to those slow, breathy vocals and repetitive piano parts. They show a different musical side on “Fortune Teller,” which picks up the tempo, turns down the slickness, and lets the band cut loose a bit over a sixteen-bar blues form.
It Ain’t Pretty but It’s Beautiful is, truthfully, plenty pretty. There’s a lot of sonic space around and even inside the band throughout the songs. That gives it a live feel, and the EP begins and ends with street noise to give us a sense of the music’s place and ours with respect to it."
Nasimiyu's debut release, "It Ain't Pretty, But it's Beautiful," a collection of songs about/inspired by the city of New Orleans, is currently in production, with help from talented musician and engineer, Ryan Brown.
The album is expected to drop in February. Stay tuned for news on the CD release party!