Nathan Reich is a filmmaker and musician from San Francisco, California currently living and working in New York City. He is most known for his songwriting which has been featured and licensed worldwide, including on MTV, NPR, NBC and Spotify's Official Playlists. His song "Somewhere In Colorado" was in Daytrotter's top 300 songs of 2012.
In 2015 Nathan completed a one year graduate program at The New School for Documentary Media Studies. Heavy Fog Tonight, which was selected for screening at DOC NYC, Slamdance Film Festival and Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, is his first short documentary and his debut as a filmmaker.
A trained guitarist and graduate of The Berklee College of Music, Nathan has travelled internationally performing his music throughout the US, Europe and Japan. He currently plays acoustic guitar in the new musical project of David Duchovny, and teaches film production at The New School as a part of their graduate level Documentary Media Studies program.
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"The beautiful misery that he creates on his excellent new album, All Night Pharmacy, is a collection of drops in the bucket, all of which will eventually tip him over and bury him."
"He has his deep voice and somber lyrical material on his side. With a handle on the seriocomic that allows him to dig into the heavy stuff without being insufferable."
Ryans Smashing Life
"It would be both unkind and untrue to dismiss his performances as anything other than quietly transformative and inspired"
"In addition to being a technically brilliant guitarist, Nathan's lyrics put you in a specific place and mindset — it usually has a something to do with hearbreak, late nights, and waking up the next day in some new city."
"The lyrics were introspective and engaging -- 'what used to be your pain has now become mine...' -- and the accompanying guitar was soft but mesmerizing"
The Steam Engine
"This album, as much as any I've heard in a long time, is completely transformative. You know what he's singing, you know the subject matter. You've been there and somehow, he, as a songwriter, manages to capture that idea, that feeling in your stomach, of uncertainty or loss."
"His songs- stories of lovers, yearning, and learning are sweet and immediate like any true master of words. And he picked at the guitar so seamlessly it felt fake. His music achieves in the way Nick Drake’s songs cut so soberly straight and in the way Leonard Cohen’s tunes feel so drunkenly honest: they are brilliant in their simplicity."
"Pastoral indie-folk with subdued vocals and glittering acoustic guitar."
"The initial undeniable impression: this is some serious songwriting. While some tunes are sung over solo acoustic guitar, others feature Alexandra Spalding’s graceful cello and vocal harmonies, and a handful have rolling tom drums, electric guitar murmurs, and textures you can’t quite place your finger on...the lyricism follows suit: literary but straightforward, playful but honest. Themes of alcoholism, loneliness, and the daunting ambition of exploring the world, without and within, pump the majority of the blood through Arms Around a Ghost."