NICKEL EYE
Nickel Eye, www.rykodisc.com

RELEASES

Brandy Of The Damned [Mark Ronson Remix] The Time Of The Assassins [Deluxe Version]

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Nickel Eye is the solo project of The Strokes' bassist Nikolai Fraiture. When The Strokes' hiatus began taking longer than expected, Nikolai reached into an old shoebox of poems and rants written years ago. With his free time, he began adapting them to music. Enlisting the help of South, a UK band introduced to him by a friend, Nickel Eye recorded some demos at South Studios in Hackney, London. With guest appearances by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Regina Spektor, The Time of The Assassins was completed a few months later in New York City. The album was written and produced by Nickel Eye. It is musically influenced by some of his favorite artists, such as Neil Young, Frank Black, Leonard Cohen and The Kinks and will be released January 27th, 2009 on Rykodisc. The artwork is reminiscent of Lynd Ward's Gods' Man, a collection of woodcuts considered to be one of the first graphic novels. The lyrics and theme for The Time of The Assassins found their impetus during a road trip across the United States of America when Nikolai was nineteen.

 

TRACK LISTING
I. Intro (Every Time)
II. You And Everyone Else
III. Back From Exile
IV. Fountain Avenue
V. This Is The End
VI. Dying Star
VII. Brandy Of The Damned
VIII. Providence, RI
IX. Where The Cold Wind Blows
X. Another Sunny Afternoon
XI. Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye