GENRE | MAKE-OUT MUSIC FOR THE MASSES
VERDICT | FRENCH KISSING IN YOUR DORMROOM
LABEL | SADDLE CREEK
RELEASE | 07.17.12
In their self-titled debut, this Omaha trio—aided by producer Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio—have created an album of sharp mechanical grooves while still maintaining a romantic vibe. The band wears their influences on their sleeves, as is apparent in new tracks like the sinister “Sex to the Devil” and the throbbing “Heat Lightning,” which are reminiscent of the catchy, downcast grandeur of Depeche Mode and New Order.
In short, it’s the perfect make-out music that you wouldn’t feel embarrassed to enjoy in public either. Icky Blossoms is always moody, often sexy, and constantly thumping. It’s the kind of album that makes you wanna drive around downtown dressed all in black just for the fuck of it. When you dance to Icky Blossoms (at their upcoming show, for example)—and rest assured you will dance—it will be with total strangers in a dark club. You will dance close.
There’ll be a smoke machine probably, and this album will be sure to set the mood.