Last September, we had the privilege of premiering “Eat This Heart,” a preview of what was to come from the Brooklyn-based “pop rock cinema verite” group NO ICE. Since then, the newly minted, at the time, rockers have gone on to blow out rooms in their home borough with their nothing-if-not-earnest, emotionally raw stylings. That and frontman Jamie Frey turned in the best god damn cover of Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” I’ve ever seen, but that is a different story for another time (late June).
It’s my pleasure now to share NO ICE’s debut LP, Come On Feel The NO ICE, in full debuting exclusively on Speak Into My Good Eye below.
With Mama Coco head honcho Oliver Ignatius sprinkled into the sonic stew as producer, engineer and mixer, Come On Feel The NO ICE delivers on a wide array of heart-on-the-sleeve stylings from the straight rock bangers to slower, waltzier ballads. Herein lies thirteen prime cuts from a collection of very talented and no bullshit suffering musicians who chase a romantic, nostalgic burning desire from the studio to the back room of Freddy’s in South Slope. I could go on and critique every song on Come On Feel The NO ICE, but there’s no replacing that discovery point in just letting an album ride.
Be sure to stream to Come On Feel The NO ICE and catch NO ICE tonight at Shea Stadium w/ Lee Bains & the Glory Fires, Such Hounds and Pink Mexico.
This album is dedicated to the memory of Katy Stossel and Dan McLane.