Ashes
To All My Demons

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Nowhere Train

In 2009 five musicians from five different bands went on a 11-day train journey through Austria. Without money they played improvised shows wherever they were invited: In a treehouse, in a prison, in trains and rural taverns. What remains of this remarkable tour – apart from the memories of the participants and audiences – is a web diary, a movie, and now – finally! – a record. The Austro-American supergroup Nowhere Train consists of Ian Fisher, Jakob M. Kubizek (Love & Fist), Stephan Stanzel (A Life, A Song, A Cigarette), Frank Lebel (Play The Tracks Of), Stefan Deisenberger (Naked Lunch) and the new members Ryan Carpenter and Martin Mittlerstieler. Together they just released their debut album “Station”. And where else to shoot a session with Nowhere Train than in … a station! We meet the seven guys at 6 a.m. on a chilly November morning at the construction site of the new main railway station in Vienna. Before construction work starts and while the sun slowly appears on the horizon we get our safety vests and boots, walk through what is to become the main hall and set up on one of the platforms. Nowhere Train head into an energetic version of “Ashes”, the opener of their album, which certainly gets everybody in the right spirit for this early morning adventure. We record a second song a bit further back on the platform: The quiet and beautifully fragile “To All My Demons”. Slowly, the construction workers take over the station, some of them curiously peeking at the unexpected musical guests. They certainly have the right soundtrack for the working day in their ears now!

Nowhere Train @ inkmusic.at

  • Posted: December 2, 2012
  • Camera: Sarah Brugner, Simon Brugner, Michael Luger
  • Sound Recording: Sarah Brugner
  • Post-Production: Simon Brugner
  • Photography: Andreas Jakwerth
  • Thanks To: Ink Music & ÖBB