July 07, 2023

Najas: Gift Horse

photo: Myco Stassens

Somewhere in rural Oregon is a source for creating soft spoken folk rock. Singer and guitarist Myco Stassens (vocals, guitar) and niece Meadow Stassens (banjo, vocals) tpped into that when they started Najas. Their debut single Gift Horse is a tale about a hand-me-down, old mare, trying to run away from death, a textbook example of story telling without a gratuitous Hollywood ending. They name Elliott Smith and Nick Drake as their influences, which is quite accurate. Their voices blend together in a way that will strike a chord with fans of The Saxophones.

Gift Horse is a self-released single. Buy it from their website.

» najasband.com

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