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by Miles Nielsen

Beatlesque Cosmic Americana
Genre: Pop: Pop
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1. A Festival
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2. Gravity Girl
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3. Lost My Mind
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4. 1938
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5. Don't You
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6. Martha
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7. Good Heart Sway
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8. Hey Hey Hey
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9. Sugaree
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10. Wine
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11. Lucy
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12. The Crown
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Album Notes
Let it snap, let it roll, hand claps, drums crash,, tele-tones and solos.
Somewhere between a bar and the recording studio, Miles Nielsen's stirs up his own pop rock brand
of Beatles-eque Cosmic Americana. Pop rock arrangements and sunny melodies tucked between a long lost country folk steel guitar floating through speakers around crashing drums, bouncing bass lines and smooth as butter keys. Born in Rockford, IL, home of Cheap Trick and 'Symbol', power pop DNA runs through the veins of his songs and performances. 13 years spent playing bars, clubs and theaters, Miles has played and performed as vocalist / lead guitarist in many midwestern bands from past to present, "Harmony Riley", "HMS", and most recently, as a member in the Appleton, WI via Rockford ensemble, "Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons" – as well as his own band when time permits as "Miles Nielsen & Friends.". Aside from opening for acts such as Medeski, Martin & Wood
, to Cake, to Moe, he also co-owns a recording studio in Rockford, IL, FUSE, that has served as the recording home to Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons. He has worked with many artists such as Augie Meyers, Lonnie Brooks, Gabriel Reed, Cheap Trick, and The Good Year Pimps. From writing and performing his own tunes to recording and performing on other artists songs, Miles Nielsen continues to help carry out that very rare rock n' roll torch that only few can claim out loud, "that sound?... it came from the midwest."


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Ryan Crooks

Amazingly Different
The thing that makes this album so special is that you can't place it in a genre. Whenever you're in the mood for something different you put this on because there's nothing like it. Amazing!

Chrisr at CD Baby

“Beatlesque Cosmic Americana.” That is how Miles Nielsen describes his music and he is right on the money. He has a gruff and ragged voice that still manages to come across as warm and inviting. Musically, Miles uses Beatles bounce, barroom twang, and bells-n-whistles production techniques to create lush pop and folk that plays nicely against the melancholy his songs convey. It is as if Josh Rouse sang for Jellyfish in some alternate universe of goodness.

Tammy Grossmann

Great Artist
I actually bought this CD for my mom, I already bought one from Miles @ a show. Both my mom & I love this CD & miles! He has an awesome voice & should get a major label. My mom said she listens to this all the time in her car & so do I. Cant wait for him to come out with another one!!