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Icky Blossoms – “Living In Fiction”

Omaha electo-pop trio Icky Blossoms previously announced their second album Mask will be out in May, and we premiered the bubbling lead single “In Folds.” The follow-up, “Living In Fiction,” is a huge, slippery anthem that feels infused with the drama of the ’80s. Mike Mogis produced Mask, and you can hear his signature tiny… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 8, 2015 - 4:50 pm

Icky Blossoms – “In Folds” (Stereogum Premiere)

Omaha trio Icky Blossoms are back this spring with Mask, their second album of inventive electro-pop. Whereas their 2012 self-titled debut was produced by TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, for Mask they turned to hometown hero Mike Mogis. Lead single “In Folds” starts out with ominous new wave synth riff, but pretty soon it… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 24, 2015 - 10:47 am

The Black Lips – “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” (Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson Cover)

Outlaw-country gods and longtime buddies Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson recorded a veritable shit-ton of songs together, but their most famous is probably the lightweight 1975 shuffle “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys.” Lately, Willie Nelson has been flipping the chorus around in concert, changing it to “Mammas Don’t Let Your… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 1, 2013 - 12:54 pm

Icky Blossoms – “Village” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Omaha trio Icky Blossoms have a real wild one on their hands with the video for their track “Village.” Band member Nik Fackler wrote the song after hearing an old Native American proverb while filming his documentary Sick Birds Die Easy in Africa that goes, “We are at our best, in the village, when we… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 4, 2013 - 11:53 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

We didn’t get to see too many mind-boggling short-form videos this week, but we did get one long one in which one of our greatest, most ambitious indie bands takes its packed-to-bursting, unapologetically pretentious musical maximalism to the screen, staying bizarre and compelling throughout. That alone makes it a pretty good week. Check for our… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 14, 2012 - 3:46 pm

Icky Blossoms – “Cycle” Video (NSFW)

The video for “Cycle,” a track from the Omaha electro-pop trio Icky Blossoms, is an NSFW affair, cobbled together from clips of ancient porn, all cut quickly together. So yeah, pretty much a rapid-fire humpfest. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 13, 2012 - 10:29 am

Icky Blossoms – “Perfect Vision” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Icky Blossoms, the Omaha electro-pop trio of Derek Pressnall (Tilly And The Wall), Nik Fackler, and Sarah Bohling, release their Dave Sitek-produced debut LP next week. Today we’ve got the passionate, destructive visual treatment for slow-burning album standout “Perfect Vision.” Check out some words from the band about the film, then watch it and download… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 11, 2012 - 11:24 am