Nat Lyon has a checkered CV, that includes a Ph.D. in anthropology, careers in historic preservation, higher education, freelance writing, and the visual arts. And a fondness for gin and very large dogs.
Drawing heavily on themes from the shrinking rural landscape of southern New England and Swamp Yankee culture, Lyon constructs characters at odds with a constantly changing world. They don't win or lose. They just exist.
The latest full-length release, random walk theory (2016), provides a new notebook of rough sketches, illegible field notes, and lo-fi soundscapes from a place that is both magical and miserable.
Lyon is also a founding member of the alt-collaborative The Landseers with Ashley Cooke (Pulco/Chow Mwng) and Stefan James (Sweet Benfica). Most recently Lyon has partnered with multi-instrumentalist Aimee Kanzler on a post-punk chamber music collaboration called rift|fault.