With only a handful of New Brunswick gigs under the belts since July, the genre-blending sextet johnnycola wasted little time in getting us their, very promising, debut. Consisting of, in their own words, leader John Colaiacovo III (keyz), Matt Gordeuk (gitar), James Nascimento (basso), Evan Tsioni (droomz), Tommy Allen (gitar/bari sex) and Connor Egan (bone), johnnycola brings together a collection of brilliantly talented musicians that blend elements of psych, jazz and pop across the four songs of the unbind EP.
As all good EPs should do, unbind takes you someplace new on each entry with the title track immediately sweeping you away on a kaleidoscopic wave where every player gets a chance to shine. “Where Have We Gone?” follows with some blues-jazz balladry leading to the more experimental, 8 minute plus “Vicious, she is.” The whole thing ratchets back up with the driving rhythms and breezy sound of “Why Can’t I Talk To You?”
johnnycola’s unbind is today’s SIMGE Stream and I encourage you to so below. Look for more from the band, hopefully, soon.