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Ponyboy 04:04
Jeffrey 03:44
x528x 03:28
PBI 04:14
King Shit 05:25
Old Timer 02:45
Nanchang 02:41


released January 1, 2018

"A beautiful Lo-Fi, acoustic, adventure."

- The Deli Magazine


Recorded by Mike Walker

Performed by Mike Walker, Terrill Mast & Daniel Lee


Mike Walker - guitar, zhong ruan, melodica, vocals

Daniel Lee - cello, guitar, vocals

Terrill Mast - piano


Artwork - Mike Walker

Mixed & Mastered by Seth Engel


Recorded in Lakeview, Edgewater, Humboldt Park, McCormick Place and Oak Park, Chicago

Terrill's piano parts recorded in Herndon Virginia

PBI & Old Timer co-written with Daniel Lee in 2014

Dedicated to Ann Lester and Yuzhong


After making 3 or 4 very maximalist and multilayered albums I wanted to make a very simple acoustic album and set myself a few rules. No click track, no MIDI instruments and most importantly of all, no drums or percussion of any kind. It was a very comfortable recording experience using just one USB mic and my laptop to record all of these songs.

I sent three of them off to Terrill and I think the piano layers he sent back are some of the most beautiful performances he's ever done on a Nature's Neighbor album.

I reconnected with Daniel Lee in a big way on this album as well. Visiting his home in Oak Park we sat down and played acoustic guitars just as we had back when we lived together in 2010 and 2011.

At the end of it I came out with 9 acoustic tracks. Simple songs for a very complex time.


Here's a link to a solo acoustic set that I played in the fall of 2017 to promote the songs off 'Jade' other bands on the set were Options & About A Million who are both dear friends of mine. The set was recorded live at The VCR by the wonderful Chris Lee.



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