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The Echo Presents: Icky Blossoms

09/27/2013 | The Echo | www.theecho.com | Album Review
Some bands make lasting impacts by refusing to be subservient to a singular genre, fusing styles and creating music that spans a wide gamut of audible possibility. Hailing from the heartland of America, Omaha-based trio Icky Blossoms unabashedly combine bass-heavy electro, hazy indie pop and indie rock on their upcoming debut, out July 17th on the revered indie label, Saddle Creek.

Comprised of vocalist/keys Sarah Bohling, Tilly and the Wall guitarist and vocalist, Derek Pressnall, and lead guitar/vocalist and acclaimed multimedia artist, Nik Fackler, Icky Blossoms formed through personal friendship and a mutual desire to make a socially conscious, multifaceted art experience. Aurally, the trio creates music that spans from the anthemic to the introverted, chronicling a great variety of the twists and turns of the human condition. Combining dystopian yet warm vocals with rock orchestration and pulsating electronic lines and sampling, Icky Blossoms nod to great subgenres of the past, namely electroclash and dancepunk, while creating songs that are boldly fresh and on the audio vanguard. Icky Blossoms’ unique posturing sparked the interest of esteemed artist and producer Dave Sitek from TV on the Radio, who produced the self-titled debut. With a love for fashion, background in visual arts and an Independent Spirit Award amongst them, the trio strives to integrate short films, avant-garde soundtracking projects, graphic art and collaborations with couturiers into their formula.