Born in Japan and raised in Seattle, Washington, Tomo Nakayama is an artist whose melodic, complex and emotionally compelling music has been praised by NPR, New York Times, and The Stranger. After two critically acclaimed indie-folk albums Fog on the Lens and Pieces of Sky (named “Best Folk Act” by Seattle Weekly), he surprised his fans by releasing the synthpop album Melonday. Co-produced by Yuuki Matthews (The Shins, Teardrops, Sufjan Stevens) and mastered by Dave Cooley (M83, Paramore, Tame Impala), Melonday was named one of the “Top 15 Albums of 2020” by Seattle Times and debuted at #1 on KEXP’s NW Charts. He has toured across the US and Japan and played with Jeremy Enigk (Sunny Day Real Estate), Ben Gibbard, Tom Brosseau, Cornelius, Shugo Tokumaru, and Sera Cahoone. He also composed music and appeared as an actor in the Lynn Shelton film Touchy Feely.