Omaha’s Icky Blossoms have announced they will release a Record Store Day split 7″ with The Black Lips. They have had a go at covering Siouxie & the Banshees classic, Arabian Knights while The Black Lips cover Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings’, Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys.
The limited 7″ edition will be available on April 20 for Record Store Day 2013. You can listen to Icky Blossoms’ cover of Arabian Knights here.
Icky Blossoms formed in the blizzard of 2011 through friendship, trials and a mutual desire to make art and new music. It was a brainchild born from the boredom of sitting still. Guitarist and vocalist Derek Pressnall met Icky Blossoms vocalist Sarah Bohling and lead guitarist Nik Fackler in the vibrant Omaha art scene and invited them to play in his band Flowers Forever. Enchanted by endless nights in clubs and inspired with a desire to program dance music with instantaneous grooves and depth, Pressnall (an acclaimed visual artist) and Fackler (a spirit- award nominated filmmaker) combined with Bohling’s mesmerizing voice to form Icky Blossoms.
Icky Blossoms combine bass-heavy electronic grooves, pop structure and a rock & roll swagger to pioneer a sound on the audio vanguard: music that is simultaneously avant garde, catchy and danceable. Their music spans from the anthemic to the introverted. Each band member arrives at the group from distinct musical backgrounds and collectively cite varied influences including contemporary pop, electronic, hip hop, experimental, no wave and world music. When Derek, Sarah and Nik each input their particular inspirations they create a final product that is not only wholly unexpected but greater than the sum of its parts.
With a strong emphasis on DIY, the trio plans to integrate all their artistic abilities into the band, able then to better connect with those who choose to follow their creations or attend their live shows. Imbued with a celebratory atmosphere, their concerts have grown to be conduits for personal expression and individual creativity for everyone in the room.