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Icky Blossoms - hauntingly chill.

November 5, 2012
Imagine the music in your head if you were relaxing on a haunted hammock. That's right, a haunted hammock. You imagining? Good. Now play that Icky Blossoms track below. Am I right or am I right? Icky Blossoms sound like that.

Icky Blossoms are a new electronic band from Omaha and before you ask, yes they are on Saddle Creek. The trio, made up of guitarist/vocalist Derek Pressnall + vocalist Sarah Bohling + guitarist Nik Fackler, play dark and richly textured (whatever that means, Rockness) synth/guitar pop that easily swirls around and stuff under a heavy layer of noir. It's haunting. But it's chill too. You know? Yeah. You know.

My Bloody Valentine and Jesus and Mary Chain comparisons need to end in 2012, but I'm not going to be the one to end it. So if you like MBV or JAMC, you should give these guys a "spin" (that's an insider DJ term... you see, kids, before these cassette tapes you all go crazy for there were these circle things called..... yeah, ending that now).

Oh yeah, Icky Blossoms full-length debut was produced by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek. I just thought you should know.

Icky Blossoms open for Tilly & The Wall, at the Troubadour, on Friday, November 9th.


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