Nire To Release Debut Album

posted August 10, 2007

Nire To Release Debut AlbumNire releases their debut full length CD, Vespers, on October 9, 2007, through Abandoned Love Records. Erin Morgan and Josh Hinton are the duo behind Nire and are currently based in Portland, OR. North American tour dates are scheduled for this fall after embarking on a European tour in August; playing shows in London, Dublin, Galway, Vienna and Berlin.

Erin Morgan and Josh Hinton met while both were living in Philadelphia and quickly developed a sparse, intimate songwriting style - crafting songs that were both melodically airy and harmonically droney. They began recording and played a few shows as Nire on the East Coast before moving to Portland in 2005. That year, Nire self-released We All Shine On EP quickly followed by the extremely limited edition yet well-received My Father’s Record Player EP on Ought Implies Can Records. Since moving to the Pacific Northwest, Nire has performed with a host of shows with artists like Richard Swift, Karl Blau, Sexton Blake and Crystal Skulls.

Vespers was self-recorded and mixed in their Portland home using primarily acoustic guitar and a collection of old Casio keyboards. Tone, more than any particular fidelity or quest for clever arrangements, serves as the focal point of Nire’s music.

08/21/07 Galway, Ireland @ Bell, Book, and Candle Bookshop
08/21/07 Galway, Ireland @ Sheridan’s Wine Bar
08/22/07 Galway, Ireland @ Stress!! w/ Anacrusis, Paul O'Reilly
08/23/07 Dublin, Ireland @ Boom Boom Room w/ The Hollows, Northstation
08/24/07 London, UK @ Red Gate Gallery (private show)
08/27/07 Vienna, Austria @ Chelsea w/ Marilies Jagsch
08/30/07 Berlin, Germany @ Schakoladin w/ Squares On Both Sides, the Tellers
09/08/07 Vancouver, British Columbia @ Beanstalk Festival
09/10/07 Portland, Oregon - live on Sound Judgement (
09/13/07 Portland, Oregon @ Doug Fir - album release w/ A Weather, Starfucker
09/28/07 Seattle, Washington @ Sunset Tavern
10/06/07 Portland, Oregon - 25 (a three day music festival) @ the Green House
10/25/07 Cambridge, Massachusetts - live on Phoning It In on WMBR