By Chris Rotolo, The Creator
Holy City Zoo and The Nico Blues are bands of a common musical feather, not in style, but in company, as the Indie-Rock outfits fly under the Tiny Giant Artist Collective flag, a musical faction that includes such well known area acts as Brick + Mortar, Green Paper, Those Mockingbirds, and more, and when the clock struck midnight officially marking Valentines 2012 the pair dropped a new single apiece from their forthcoming EPs.
“I Could Be Your Pet,” is the first song to be dropped by The Nico Blues off the Wayne, NJ collective’s February 29th release Die Happy, a six song collection and follow up to the band’s lauded 2010 full-length Blame The Boredom, Blame The Basements.
The Nico Blues latest piece of Indie-Pop rock candy is a love song of the metaphorical sorts…or maybe its strange. “Put a collar around my neck,” croons front-man Eric Goldberg. “It might not be ideal but it could work/I could learn new tricks if we get bored/Getting back to you is my only chore.” Is this the personification of one’s immense love for another through animal ownership symbolism, or the call for a Wilfred-type relationship through a hook-laden tune caked in fuzz? I suppose, that question is best left for the listener to decide…grab the tune below:
“WW5” is the opening salvo to Holy City Zoo’s forthcoming collection of cauterized Post-Punk dubbed Nobody Sells For Less, for which a release date has yet to be announced. The three-minute scorched earth composition is a landslide of hellish imagery infused with the fluffiest of floating sheep presented at a feverish pitch and played out over a barage of sizzling six-string manipulation. Grab it below:
Holy City Zoo has no new shows announced as of yet, however, you can check out The Nico Blues at March 23rd at Asbury Lanes.