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Pacific Nomadic / Bio

Pacific Nomadic is indie rock with its heart on its sleeve. Influenced by bands such as Death Cab for Cutie, Radiohead, Jimmy Eat World, Sunny Day Real Estate, and Appleseed Cast, Pacific Nomadic differs from other indie-rock hopefuls due to their creative passion, honest directive, and inspired ability to turn simple melodies into tunes that stick with listeners for days.

It is the summer of 2005. Joe and Nate play music together in a Boise, Idaho basement. No worries; a rent-free practice facility, ample air conditioning, and complimentary pizza. The spawn of an incredible music relationship culminates in the creation of a poorly-named 4 piece rock quartet, McVarsity. However, Nate’s solid sticks and beefy bass drum are not enough to keep the college bound Joe from moving north, dismantling the short-lived foursome in the process. While attending the University of Idaho, Joe meets Eric Maloney, a quiet, yet sincere, music enthusiast.

After graduating, Joe moves to Seattle in efforts to establish himself as a viable solo songwriter. The unaccompanied act proves to be a fruitless path of loneliness and awkward stage presence…Meanwhile in Boise, Nate lustily beds other bands in attempts to reach musical euphoria.

Years pass.

Nate finally agrees to follow through with Joe’s advice in an effort to ignite the rock and roll magic once again. Leaving his beloved Boise State Broncos behind, Nate journeys forth to Seattle with drumsticks in hand and corn dog in mouth, eager to experience the glorious McLove affair that had yet to exist since the primordial summer of ‘05.

Months pass.

Joe and Nate happily create music together once again, but a void remains. The bass guitar seems to whisper, “I can’t play me myself.” Nate and Joe nod in agreement. Eric, the basement-dwelling music enthusiast, fulfills his destiny and becomes Lord of the Bass. His child-like enthusiasm for music and experience in live sound production prove to be irreplaceable.

General Info

Band Members
Joseph Morgan, Nate Ihli, Eric Maloney
Artist Name
Pacific Nomadic
Home Page
Rock / Indie Rock / Post Punk

Contact Info

Seattle, WA

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