And The Sky (Debut Full Length Album) Out 10/25/19


Bon Iver / Grizzly Bear / SZA / Dirty Projectors / Moses Sumney / Sufjan Stevens


Best Mann (the alter-ego of Massachusett-based producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and Prince-devotee Nate Mondschein) is an obsessive over small moments. Merging Art-Rock aesthetics, Hip-Hop-adjacent pocket, and Folk-style storytelling, Nate brings his diverse influences to bear in the form of lush, groove-heavy arrangements encircling observational, evocative lyrics. He likes telling stories about family, and anxiety, and love, and ghosts, and things he can’t remember as well as he wishes he could. He does a lot of this on his self-produced debut album under the Best Mann moniker, …And the Sky

Written almost entirely in the wake of his friend and former bandmate’s death, Nate spends much of …And the Sky balancing the twin purposes of attempting to honor her memory and impact, while contending with his grief and guilt over his longstanding anxieties. The album was entirely self-produced and performed.

Beyond Best Mann, Nate’s work as a songwriter, producer, and performer has been featured in a variety of publications, including The New Yorker, Afropunk, NEPR, Okayplayer, The Deli Magazine, and many more. 


Composed, Performed, and Produced by Nate Mondschein (Best Mann, Old Flame, Echo Base Production)

Recorded by Nate Mondschein @ Echo Base Production (Amherst, MA) and Andrew Oedel @ Ghost Hit Recording (Holyoke, MA)

Mixed by Andrew Oedel (Anderson .Paak, WATSKY, Rachael Price)

Mastered by Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, Shania Twain, The Shins, Houndmouth, The Kills, King Tuff)

Lead Single  “MCO”  out 8/30/19. For some more background on the single, head  here

Lead Single “MCO” out 8/30/19. For some more background on the single, head here

For all press / booking / general inquiries, give Nate a shout @ BESTMANNMUSIC@GMAIL.COM

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