Monday, November 1, 2010

Caught My Ear: The Nico Blues

I was going through my email recently as I'm apt to do on a somewhat reasonably r
egular basis. A lot of cool and kind people send me info and music which I eventually get around to listening to. I just don't get to listen as quickly as I'd like to ... not enough hours in the day with real life, work, etc.

All of that being said, I opened an email with info on a band called The Nico Blues. They're an indie band from the NY/NJ area. Hey, cool, local music! They released an album, Blame the Boredom, Blame the Basements, this past July. So, I listened. It turns out The Nico Blues are an alternative indie band. They're really fuzzy ... their music that is ... they themselves might be too but I've not encountered them personally to know that tidbit. There's a 90's alt appeal to them. I'd say think Smashing Pumpkins but minus the whininess and the annoyance factor. Ooo, did I offend some Billy C. fans? At any rate, I've been digging what I've heard so far. They're going to be playing a show in Brooklyn at Glasslands Gallery on November 23. Check them out. You might find you've come across a new band to show some love to.