Neu Blume is a twang-tinged indie folk group from Detroit led by Colson Miller and Mo Neuharth. As original members of Nanami Ozone, the duo’s musical bond is characterized by Miller’s inventive guitar voice and Neuharth’s moody vocal sentiment. With lyrically-driven songwriting as their diving board into a broad soundscape, they nod to shoegaze, west coast surf, and the 90's alternative of their youth, but mainly lies under an umbrella of sweetness, nostalgia, and artful song-craft. 

They released their debut record, Softer Vessel, in 2022 and are currently recording an LP at Oracle Recording Studio to be released next year. The group formed in 2020 and performs with a rotating group of talented musical friends from Detroit and Phoenix, recently playing alongside acts like Rose City Band, Bonny Doon, Shana Cleveland, and Squirrel Flower.

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The duo met in 2011 in Tempe, Arizona where they both lived, attended college, and had projects in the local music scene.
Neuharth played alongside Michelle Blades and formed the minimalist punk band North Dakota,  then moved on to start the surf/proto-punk group Numb Bats as Blades moved overseas to pursue a solo career. During this time, Miller was leading the fuzzy rock group The Thin Bloods, the two bands often ending up on the same bill in the Tempe & Phoenix music scene.
In 2015, Neuharth and Miller formed Nanami Ozone with Sophie Opich (Numb Bats) and Chris Gerber (Petty Things) while living together in downtown Phoenix. Their debut album Desire (2016), a sweet medley of genre-overlapping jangly pop songs, was extremely well-received despite being written and recorded in a very short period of time. Mo left the band to relocate to Detroit just a year later. Nanami then signed with Tiny Engines to release their next full-length, NO (2019), now with a more intentional, lush-toned, shoe-gaze sound. The band completed several US tours, the last one alongside Chastity Belt.

In 2019, Colson brought an 8-track recorder and a couple microphones to Detroit to visit Mo, who had been renovating a historic house (a large source of inspiration in the album) and they decided to start a new project. Throughout 2020 and 2021, they wrote and self-recorded Softer Vessel, the debut album, in various locations. 

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