Photo Credit: Anne Gustafson

“‘Tumbleweed’ lives up to its name as a cowboy lament as hollowed-out as the place Nance and his crew want to so badly get away from.” — Paste

“[David Nance & Mowed Sound] evokes late nights spent smoking cigarettes and spinning vinyl.” — UPROXX

Today, the Omaha-based musician David Nance & Mowed Sound releases their debut, self-titled record on Third Man Records, and shares a new video for the track “Credit Line.” The song according to Nance has existed in some form for almost a decade and has appeared on several different albums, but never felt complete until now. “I guess I was waiting on the riff to show up,” says Nance. The video, directed by Nik Fackler & filmed in an Amish furniture store, was an attempt at making a legitimate television commercial reminiscent of the local furniture store advertisements found everywhere, but shot as if an existential crisis happened right before filming.


Led by Nance on vocals and guitar alongside Kevin Donahue on drums, James Schroeder on guitar, Derrick Higgins and Sam Lipsett on bass, alongside guest appearances from Megan Siebe, Skye Junginger, and Pearl LoveJoy Boyd, Nance brings together a crew of veteran Omaha musicians for a record that showcases Nance’s voracious appetite for anything that rocks, anything that soothes, and all the glorious static and disturbed transmissions in between.

Nance grew up in Grand Island, Nebraska, played in the marching band and discovered punk and garage rock before moving to Omaha and joining the mid-2000 garage punk scene happening there with the band the Forbidden Tigers. Several years spent in Los Angeles with his wife Anna led to a period of songwriting and home recording before they decided to move back to Omaha where he began finding his musical identity and started recording his songs with like-minded friends. What developed was a heavy burned-out rock vibe that still somehow fits in the punk universe.

Not content to mine one musical formula, Nance and company continue to explore new sounds and spaces. From the blistered punk blasts of More Than Enough to the introspective stance on Staunch Honey, Nance and his friends find inspiration from the friends and fellow musicians that have accompanied them on their journey. A fruitful one indeed.



Fri. Feb. 16 - Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge (Record Release Show)


“[‘Mock the Hours’], a scraggly country-rocker of the highest order, isn’t some lost ’70s radio-rock classic, but it sounds as if it could be, and that’s a great thing.” — Stereogum

“[‘Mock the Hours’] has Nance’s signature swagger, augmented with some nicely ragged fiddle.” — Brooklyn Vegan

“‘Mock the Hours’ is a pedal-to-the-metal, country-infused garage rock stunner that lights a fire underneath you and never lets up.” — Paste

“a throwback rock number that buzzes with the immediacy of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Damn the Torpedoes era.” — Glide

“You could say the sounds made by David Nance over the past six years have continued the legacy laid down by Peter Laughner, Electric Eels, Royal Trux, and Sic Alps—jaw-snapping riff-rock and narcotic blurts of noise with a heavy love of The Stones, blemished punk, and the guitar solo on The Velvet Underground’s ‘Heard Her Call My Name.’” — FLOOD

David Nance & Mowed Sound Album Artwork