I wanted to take a moment to thank Nate for his patience; the whole month of June (not just the end) meant a move into a house for the very first time for me and my family. I also reviewed his last EP, We Were Wolves , and found him to be quite personable and laid-back. I live in the Pacific Northwest, yet not in Portland, where he resides; but there was absolutely no hipster pretense when I told him where I live. "You're in the northwest and that's all that matters." Thanks again, Nate; I'm sorry this didn't come sooner.
The Troubles In Our Eyes continues with the electronic, dream-like quality established in We Were Wolves and Someday we will all be the same, but with greater rock and dubstep influences. Listening to the EP, I could imagine dancing to the music a bit more, and I'll say it might be the perfect background music for a small party or gathering. As Nate has composed incidental music for MTV in the past, I wouldn't be too surprised if the tracks were used for just that-- accompanying music for another television show.
The EP is available on iTunes and Amazon. If you can't make it out to Portland or even the sleepy southeast corner of Washington state (just up the border 3 hours east) where I live, pick up a copy and partake of some of that laid-back, easier pace we enjoy here.