Best // Mann

Indie-Folk/Art-Rock by Nate Mondschein


Debut Album …And the Sky Out Friday, Oct. 25!

For some artists, it takes years to find their honest voice while others never find it at all. Then some seem to be born with their heart on their sleeve and their life on their lips. ‘Best Mann’ (aka Nate Mondschein) is one of these artists.
— For the Love of Bands
His musings, decorated through grainy filters, are best served scalding hot, and as such, his performance is undeniable.
— B-Sides and Badlands

( For some more background on the single, head here )


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

Second single   “ MST ” is now streaming wherever you get your music

Second single MST” is now streaming wherever you get your music


Best Mann (the alter-ego of Massachusetts-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. The first two singles, “MCO” (August 30th) and “MST (September 27th), have since been featured on a variety of playlists and publications, including For the Love of Bands, B-Sides and Badlands, Modern Trax: Indie & Alternative, Pretty in Noise, Inside Alt Vibes (Deep In Tune), and Flannel & PBR (High Road Publicity).

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. 

ABOUT …And the Sky

Composed, Performed, and Produced by Nate Mondschein (Best Mann, Sodada, 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)

Best Mann’s Self-Produced Debut LP, …And the Sky, will be released October 25, 2019

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

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