Ears Wide Open: NONA



As he displayed last year in some intimate performances, Michael Goldman practices songcraft that belies his 22 years. Goldman has been the bassist for local favorites Chasing Kings – who are going on hiatus because frontman Matt Schwartz has joined up with Cold War Kids as a touring member. Now Goldman, debuting his own work under the moniker NONA, has an album’s worth of songs on the way. First up, the mellow and appropriately titled “22,” which is more stripped-down than anything we heard from Chasing Kings. He’s joined in his new venture by Chasing Kings bandmate and drummer Nick Sandler, while ex-Chasing Kings guitarist Drew Beck also lends a hand as engineer.

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