Wednesday, March 22, 2023

OK Cool - "nissanweekends"

Photo by Kennedy Cottrell

Chicago's OK Cool have tapped into a very specific time for their latest single. "nissanweekends" sounds like that very brief time in the 90's as grunge started to fade and just before the mid 90's/late 90's alt-rock power pop took over. It still has that sludge and noise of grunge, but a slightly more pop version. It's more of a slacker style power ballad, and it has some odd little noise rock flourishes. If we need to compare it to other artists, I'm going to go with a mix of that dog, Liz Phair, and Veruca Salt. But a more modern version of those.

Haley Blomquist of OK Cool says of the new single:

“‘nissanweekends’ was written about the monotony of work and the stress that comes with balancing your time around itIt can feel like a waste of time to not be productive when there’s so many plates I’m trying to balance at once, ultimately making it hard to ever relax without feeling like ‘if I lay down, the earth will open up and leave me.’”

You can watch the video for "nissanweekends" below. fawn is due out April 28 on Take a Hike Records, and can be pre-ordered through Bandcamp. For more on OK Cool, check out the band on Instagram and Facebook.

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