nic danielson

composer for media

"Alleyways & Animals" pre-order + new video premiere!

Excited to announce that the pre-order for the Alleyways & Animals EP has officially begun! In addition to the 7-inch and digital EP, you’ll receive 2 bonus tracks and an instant download of the single “Alleyways.” Check it out over at Rocket Heart Records

Also, Seattle Weekly has just premiered our new video for the song "Good Friend"!

"Horror is a short step for the Seattle five-piece, which within its rumbling and frenetic pop songs has long entertained humanity’s darker side, with Chris Cunningham’s Costello-esque croon leading the way."

An Old Find on a Saturday

I recently stumbled across an old snippet from when I was tracking keys during the recording of Kate Tucker & the Sons of Sweden's album The Shape, The Color, The Feel. Such killer memories of making music with these lovelies down in here's that little vid from the control room of The Brown Owl - the song is called Give Up the Ghost. The official video follows so you can hear the final track. Just a little trip down memory lane - off soon to make some new ones in Switzerland at Zurich Film Festival!

Here's the official video - the section above is during the bridge at'll know you're there when you see a ninja swinging some nunchuckas around.



Ravenna Woods - New Video for 'Alleyways'

The video for Alleyways is officially out, and premiered on City Arts. "The band's music has always lurked in shadowy corners, a dark mystery just out of reach from the flickering campfire...a more cosmic kind of haunting." I can dig it.

Also test pressings for the 7" have come in, and they sound killer. YES. More news coming soon.

Finalist in the 5th International Film Music Competition!

I'm incredibly stoked to say that I'm one of 5 finalists in the 5th International Film Music Competition, as part of the Zurich Film Festival!

202 participants were invited to score a really beautiful 6-minute animation by Seth Boyden, called An Object at Rest. The finals take place at a live film concert in Zurich, where the nominees will have their scores performed by the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich.

Very excited to meet everybody there, and to hear what my fellow nominees came up with! And a huge thank you to the above and to Forum Filmmusik for organizing such an awesome opportunity for composers.

On to Switzerland in September!!!



Ravenna Woods...with Taiko

Check out this sneak peek of what we've been up to! Jamming out with Seattle Kokon Taiko has been an incredible experience, and VERY excited to share it with everybody at Timber! Outdoor Music Festival.

June 16th, 2016 5:55pm - Main Stage

We Have a Ghost - The Covers Project

We Have a Ghost invited me to play piano on a few of the tracks for an album of covers he's doing. At some point I sent him a quick iPhone video of some piano ideas I had for one of the covers (Hans Zimmer's "Time")...which he then worked into a promo vid. Check it out for fun, and also because the project has morphed into something for a great cause!

New Tracks for DC Comics

Welcome to the new DC Universe! Collaborated with Chris Cunningham recently to crank out a couple of custom songs for new DC Comics releases. Having grown up reading many a DC comic, I'm so stoked to play a role. Check out Deathstroke. YES.

Spring Update

Been a great few months of music making - Ravenna Woods did a show in February where we played our album "The Jackals" in its entirety, in a live collaboration with a modern dance group. Choreography was by Joel Myers. To say it was one of the most memorable musical experiences to date for me is a massive understatement. Excited that Night of the Jackals will be having another run in Seattle in the near future!

In other news, Chris Cunningham (vocals/guitar in Ravenna Woods) and I also have a new duo called Night Flights. We recently mixed our first release with the amazing Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Isis, Botch, Blood Brothers among others), and also have a new music video hot of the press. All should be out in a few short months.


Recently completed a song for Coca-Cola Life, currently airing in Mexico. "We Could go Anywhere" features the always fantastic Tamara Power-Drutis on vocals.

*2016 Note - the original video was removed from YouTube as the license expired (yeah I know, I forgot to download it first....). However some sweet soul out there has made it a hobby to record commercials and post them to YouTube! Sadly the audio is pretty blown out, but hey there it is.