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New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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"Interview: Thieving Irons"

"a literal soundscape of instruments and emotions floating through his debut album This Midnight Hum" - Heave Media

"Song Of The Day"

KEXP Song Of The Day feature and Interview - KEXP

"Thieving Irons, This Midnight Hum"

“This Midnight Hum is a calm, pensive yet upbeat foray into folk-rock; the album shines due to the well orchestrated and ethereal music.” - Blurt Magazine

"Top albums, Quarter #3, 2010"

“This Midnight Hum: A great mix Americana, lo-fi, and noise” - Ignatius Record Review

"Discovery:Thieving Irons"

“charmed and swayed by the low key blissfulness, the vaguely Scottish accents (those aren’t bagpipes in the background), and the Lanois-esque groove” - KDHX Blog

"Thieving Irons at Matchless"

“These are songs for staring at hotel parking lots at 3 a.m.; for long, lonely drives; for sitting alone in the desert. Occasionally, there are touches of joy.” - NY Press

"Thieving Irons, This Midnight Hum"

“Midnight is strongest when Thieving Irons go fully for the alt-country sound, matching the likes of genre icon Wilco” - QRO Magazine

"Thieving Irons"

“This Midnight Hum, a lovely debut full of well-appointed art-folk ditties that somewhat recall Iron and Wine’s more fleshed-out moments (minus the West African blues)” - The Village Voice

"Thieving Irons | This Midnight Hum"

3.5/4 stars, “This Midnight Hum’s multi-textured, starry-eyed approach and Americana tendencies could be Brooklyn’s ice-cool answer to the dirty West Coast hippiedom of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros” - Boston Phoenix

"Nate Martinez, Pela/Thieving Irons"

“The blissed-out alt-country epic is driving but despondent, sweetly raw, and soars in all the right places.”- Gothamist - Gothamiist


“This Midnight Hum is a raw exploration of emotion that offers up powerful melodies and profound lyrics in the name of healing.” - Wild Honey Pie

"The Meantime Of The Lovely Shivers"

“Nate Martinez, the man behind the lush and beautiful Thieving Irons, has made a record of rustic gorgeousness that makes one feel as if they were stooping down with those hands cupped, reaching for that fresh body of mountain water – not tainted or tampered with – and drawing it up to the mouth, feeling quenched as you’ve never been quenched before.” - Daytrotter


This Midnight Hum, Seabird Recording Company (2010)
8/3- Tied for #13 on CMJ top 200 adds



This is Nate Martinez’s first solo project. After spending years recording and touring with the band Pela, he now records under the moniker Thieving Irons. He recently completed his first album entitled ‘This Midnight Hum‘ which was released August 24, 2010 through his label Seabird Recording Co.

The album is a collection of songs written and produced by Martinez with Mike Brown co-producing. The album features Bryan Devendorf on drums, Dan Brantigan on trumpet, Mike Brown on a variety of instruments and a few other good friends including Josh Kaufman, Zak Ward, Eric Sanderson and Soda Gardocki lending their talents.

“This Midnight Hum” was recorded at Saltlands Studio, Temperamental Recordings, and Nate’s apartment and mixed by Nate Martinez and Jim Smith at Saltlands.

Thieving Irons will be supporting Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band on upcoming dates in November.