Pan•American

Pan American "A Son"

Mark Nelson (aka Pan•American) is preparing to release a new album called “A Son” on November 7th via Kranky.

The album’s first single and closing track is beautiful acoustic take on a classic track called “Shenandoah”. Nelson begin playing this song in the days following the death of Heather Heyer, and including the track on this album as a tribute and to draw attention to her foundation.

This album finds Nelson putting aside the electronics in favor of the hammered dulcimer, but holding true to the ambient and atmospheric he has become known for over the last decade.

   

Pan•American "Kidnap!"

Mark Nelson (aka Pan•American) has begun to release old recordings on his bandcamp. The first was made available a couple of weeks ago and is the first ever Pan•American release, “Kidnap!”, which was previously a cassette only release from the Mid-90’s on an obscure Richmond label called Tenderette.

“Kidnap!” is a beautifully lo-fi single with the sounds of a typewriter through out and is backed by the ambient b-side “Casino”.