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Icky Blossoms — Mask

Icky Blossoms — Mask (May 12, 2015)

United States                                         Icky Blossoms — Mask 
•♦•   Icky Blossoms' brooding synthesizers, danceable drums, and self–assured melodies are ready for the club or the gym.
•♦•   The album cover is 3D, so physical copies will include 3D glasses.


Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Album release: May 12, 2015 / May 26, White Vinyl
Record Label: Saddle Creek
Duration:     35:09
Tracks:
01. In Folds     3:15 
02. Phantasmagoria     3:39 
03. Living in Fiction     4:06 
04. Away from You     3:51 
05. Want You so Bad     4:42 
06. The Spiral     3:14 
07. Wait     3:05 
08. Silver Tongue     4:38 
09. Terror Nothing     4:39 
Members:
♦   Sarah Bohling
♦   Derek Pressnal
♦   Nik Fackler
♦   Ryan Menchaca
Editorial Reviews
•♦•    Three years on from their Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio) produced debut, Icky Blossoms’ singular brand of mesmerizingly contradictory dance music has evolved. •♦•    Blending avant–garde elements with catchy and danceable pop, threaded within dark, bass–heavy atmospheres, their songs nod to great music of the past, whilst firmly propelling them into the future. For the new album Icky Blossoms continue with their study of synthesizers and drum machines, finding new focus by exploring the space between their background in basement rock shows and their new–found fluency in electronic music. They spent a year crafting the next evolution of their sound, maintaining their core of throbbing electronic grooves, but working to blend it with the drums, bass, and screaming guitars of their chaotic live show. Hailing from Omaha, Nebraska, The three members of Icky Blossoms — Sarah Bohling (vocals/synth), Nik Fackler (lead guitar/vocals) and Derek Pressnall (guitar/vocals — also of Tilly and the Wall) — wrote independently and then filtered songs back and forth through each other, creating a collage of tastes, genres and energies within each track. The band experimented with making electronics sound organic and organic instruments feel electronic. Song skeletons were embellished with tuned 808’s, hyper–effected mouth noises, screams as instruments, and guitars run through synthesizers. Soon the demos had mutated to a point of being studio–ready. With the talent of longtime friend and collaborator Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Julian Casablancas, Man Man, First Aid Kit) at ARC Studios in Omaha, Nebraska, these songs became fully realized. Along with Mogis, the contributions of assistant engineer Ben Brodin (Conor Oberst band), bassist Graham Ulicny (Reptar), drummer Daniel Ocanto (Big Harp) and Todd Fink (The Faint) helped the vision come into focus.   Mask finds the band capitalizing on the spontaneity of their live experience and the ambitions of their writing and recording process, while not losing their sense of self. Their influences range from Fad Gadget to Beyonce and the subject matter varies from wrestling with the isolation of existence to the emotional spectrum of love. The album pulses with a vibrant sound that’s electric, confident, and new.
•♦•    Lastly: Anything ordered with Mask vinyl will be held until MAY 12. We cannot split up orders.
•♦•    Packaging includes 3D glasses to view the cover!
•♦•    For Mask, Icky Blossoms continue with their study of synthesizers and drum machines, finding new focus by exploring the space between their background in basement rock shows and their new–found fluency in electronic music. They spent a year crafting the next evolution of their sound, maintaining their core of throbbing electronic grooves, but working to blend it with the drums, bass, and screaming guitars of their chaotic live show.
•♦•    The band experimented with making electronics sound organic and organic instruments feel electronic. Song skeletons were embellished with tuned 808’s, hyper–effected mouth noises, screams as instruments, and guitars run through synthesizers. •♦•    Soon the demos had mutated to a point of being studio–ready.
•♦•    With the talent of longtime friend and collaborator Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Julian Casablancas, Man Man, First Aid Kit) at ARC Studios in Omaha, Nebraska, these songs became fully realized. Along with Mogis, the contributions of assistant engineer Ben Brodin (Conor Oberst band), bassist Graham Ulicny (Reptar), drummer Daniel Ocanto (Big Harp) and Todd Fink (The Faint) helped the vision come into focus. 
•♦•    Mask finds the band capitalizing on the spontaneity of their live experience and the ambitions of their writing and recording process, while not losing their sense of self. Their influences range from Fad Gadget to Beyonce and the subject matter varies from wrestling with the isolation of existence to the emotional spectrum of love. The album pulses with a vibrant sound that’s electric, confident, and new.
Label: http://saddle-creek.com/store/662
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ickyblossoms
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KpkXG8AXJ0
Bandcamp: http://ickyblossoms.bandcamp.com/album/mask
Website: http://ickyblossoms.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ickyblossoms
Press: Dana Erickson / Grand Stand, danae@grandstandhq.com
Agent: Jesse Rosoff, jesserosoff@theagencygroup.com
Artist Biography by Chrysta Cherrie
•♦•    Icky Blossoms' combination of brooding synthesizers, danceable drums, and self–assured melodies are as welcome on the dancefloor as they are at the gym. The band formed in Omaha, Nebraska in 2011, bringing together singer/synth player Sarah Bohling and singer/multi–instrumentalists Derek Pressnall and Nik Fackler (who indie film fans may recognize as director of the Independent Spirit nominated Lovely, Still), who became acquainted through the Omaha arts scene and Pressnall's side band from Tilly and the Wall, Flowers Forever. By early 2012, Icky Blossoms signed to Saddle Creek, who released the band's self titled, full–length debut that July. Produced by TV on the Radio multi–instrumentalist Dave Sitek, the album featured "Babes," which Rolling Stone described as a "girl–power dance anthem." :: http://www.allmusic.com/
Review
•♦•    They spent a year crafting the next evolution of their sound, maintaining their core of throbbing electronic grooves, but working to blend it with the drums, bass, and screaming guitars of their chaotic live show. Hailing from Omaha, Nebraska, The three members of Icky Blossoms — Sarah Bohling (vocals/synth), Nik Fackler (lead guitar/vocals) and Derek Pressnall (guitar/vocals — also of Tilly and the Wall) — wrote independently and then filtered songs back and forth through each other, creating a collage of tastes, genres and energies within each track. The band experimented with making electronics sound organic and organic instruments feel electronic. Song skeletons were embellished with tuned 808’s, hyper–effected mouth noises, screams as instruments, and guitars run through synthesizers. Soon the demos had mutated to a point of being studio–ready. With the talent of longtime friend and collaborator Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Julian Casablancas, Man Man, First Aid Kit) at ARC Studios in Omaha, Nebraska, these songs became fully realized. Along with Mogis, the contributions of assistant engineer Ben Brodin (Conor Oberst band), bassist Graham Ulicny (Reptar), drummer Daniel Ocanto (Big Harp) and Todd Fink (The Faint) helped the vision come into focus.   Mask finds the band capitalizing on the spontaneity of their live experience and the ambitions of their writing and recording process, while not losing their sense of self. Their influences range from Fad Gadget to Beyonce and the subject matter varies from wrestling with the isolation of existence to the emotional spectrum of love. The album pulses with a vibrant sound that’s electric, confident, and new. :: http://www.schoolkidsrecords.com/
Lyrics Heat Lightning
How strange to feel this way
Play it cool, the fever
Everything that I have been dreaming of
So real, a woven tent appears before me
Heat lightning struck the sky, could only think of you as it was flashing by
And I don't want to be afraid, I want to take you home
Where in the morning I can see your eyes
And I don't want to be afraid, I want to take you home
Where in the morning I can see your eyes
Half–asleep, in my bedroom
Thinking of you
Everything, anything would be cool with me
And I've been told where there is love there is danger
And giving you my heart would be painless
I know nothing will last forever, I still like the thought of being together
And I don't want to be afraid, I want to take you home
Where in the morning I can see your eyes
And I don't want to be afraid, I want to take you home
Where in the morning I can see your eyes
Keep on dancing if the lights keep flashing (x10)
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Icky Blossoms — Mask

 

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