Neil Nathan Releases Earth Day A/B Side
Featuring "What A Wonderful World"
To Raise Funds for Reverb & Earth Day NY
NEW YORK (April 22, 2011) — "Indie pop rocker Neil Nathan can always be counted on to provide a song for a holiday," says Snob's Music. Whether it's his April Fool's Day release of his "original version" of "Honkytonk Woman," or his darkly comic "Santa Claus is Coming To Town" charity video, or his Valentine's Day Video for his ode to undying love, "You're Mine," Nathan is always looking for an excuse to celebrate.
This time he sets his sights on Earth Day with an A/B side entitled EARTH A.B. It features his breezy power popping cover of the Louis Armstrong and Ramones Classic "What a Wonderful World." Nathan enlisted the help of fellow Pirate Vinyl labelmates, Pete Sinjin and SusannaH Conn to create a Fleetwood Mac/Traveling Wilbury's influenced hippie gang vocal that riffs once more on this timeless classic. Riley McMahon co produced and Adrian Harpham played drums.
By contrast, the B side is a somber ethereal ballad entitled "What We Do." Nathan was inspired to write it during a trip to Jamaica and St.Croix. "All they played was Bob Marley on a loop, it was killing me. There's obviously nothing wrong with Bob, but there are other Reggae artists. It got me thinking about how much I love Jimmy Cliff and the melody just popped into my head. It took a lot of self control to not blatantly mimic him when I was recording the vocal."
Nathan is using the tunes to help raise funds for two green organizations. In the spirit of thinking globally and acting locally, there's Earth Day NY. And the other is Reverb, the org that greens rock tours for artists like Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, and Ben Harper. Click on the album cover below to stream and download the songs and on the links above to make a donation. You can also download the record at neilnathan.com/free.