With their other band, The Brooklyn What, going on indefinite hiatus earlier this summer, songwriter Jamie Frey and drummer Jesse Katz looked towards their hearts and influencers when plotting their next move. What flowed out naturally was NO ICE, which channels lovelorn, and occasionally booze-soaked, tunesmiths such as Paul Westerberg, Alex Chilton, Joni Mitchell and Robert Pollard through a modernized prism.
After some jamming and experimenting, NO ICE added the talents of Katz’s brother Jacob on the bass, vocalist Gwynn Galitzer, The Brooklyn What electric and slide guitarist John-Severin Napoillo and keyboardist Sean Spada to their soulful sonic stew. Then it was on to Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen where they worked with the venerable producer Oliver Ignatius on their debut album, Come On Feel The NO ICE.
Speak Into My Good Eye has the exclusive premiere of the Saskia Kahn directed, Godard inspired video for non-album single “Eat This Heart (Summer Version)” below. The short and sweet romantic stomp of a track is trumped up courtesy of the horn section of Jake Warren, Madeline Giola and Marco Sanchez of The Harmonica Lewinskies.
On the inspiration behind the video, Frey shares:
“I am way into film, and always want to imagine the most cinematic qualities when I’m writing or recording a song. We decided to make an homage to one of the best films ever, Breathless by Jean Luc Godard, which Saskia Kahn (Director) is also a huge fan of.
The scenes between Jean Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, under Godard’s cool black and white gaze conjure a portrait of falling love which is equally joyous and heart wrenching, not unlike what we were going for with the tune itself.
I’m not an actor, and it was a truly bizarre experience to write myself into one of the more iconic scenes in the history of film with our very own Seberg. In fact, it made me nervous.”
Watch the video for NO ICE’s “Eat This Heart (Summer Version)” and look for the band’s debut LP, Come On Feel The NO ICE, out early next year. “Eat This Heart (Summer Version)” is out now with a b-side cover of Liz Phair’s “Fuck and Run” via the NO ICE’s Bandcamp.
NO ICE Upcoming Live Dates:
Sept 25 @ Aviv – El Goodo #12 w/ Bodega Bay, MPHO (members of The Men and Juniper Rising), Holy Tunics, Doctor Barber
Oct 13 @ Muchmore’s – CMJ El Goodo showcase w/ My Teenage Stride, Left & Right, Milk Dick, Parlor Walls, Junk Boys, The Meaning Of Life, Oxen Free, Slang King
Oct 17 @ The Gutter – Sugar Mama BK / Little Dickman CMJ Showcase