“Moody, soulful electronica.” - Complex
"Escape into intergalactic nostalgia." - FLAUNT
"A devout offering." - The Line of Best Fit

"A vocal force." - Billboard
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On June 12, Arizona singer-songwriter Nic Pool released “Punk Rock & Ice Cream," the title track from his upcoming self-titled debut EP, Nic Pool, which is due in August. The four-track set was co-written and produced by his partner Emmy Wildwood while the pair were quarantined at their home studio in Tucson during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Complex UK premiered the track, calling it a "moody, soulful piece of electronica" that tells the tale of "those days spent trying to impress your crush with sweet treats and music you hope they'll think is cool." Writer James Keith added: "A recurring theme with Nic Pool's music is nostalgia, often looking back wistfully at youthful romance and coming-of-age stories. Punk Rock & Ice Cream is no different. Highly relatable to anyone who's ever felt the pang of unrequited love, this one should send you rushing back to those bittersweet days."

Listen to "Punk Rock & Ice Cream" here

All proceeds of "PR&IC" on Bandcamp will benefit the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the top legal organization fighting for racial justice in the U.S.. Through litigation, advocacy and public education, LDF seeks to protect voting rights, reform our criminal justice system, and achieve education equity and economic justice for all. 

 

More info about the NAACP LDF here

"PR&IC" follows Nic’s previous singles “The Falls” and “Rockets,” both released in 2018 and which earned playlist support from Spotify (Fresh Finds: Index; In Electric Dreams) and Amazon Music (Fresh Indie, Introducing Indie); plus features in i-D, Culture Collide, self-titled magazine, EARMILK, Kick Kick Snare, Disco Naivété, All Things Go, The Wild Honey Pie, PopMatters, Popdust and others. “The Falls” was also remixed by Daniel D’artiste (of Jaden and Willow Smith’s MSFTSRep collective) and JD Samson (Le Tigre, MEN).

“'Punk Rock & Ice Cream' is about the feeling of first falling for someone you didn’t quite expect, and maybe feeling like you have to be on your best behavior to try to hide your vulnerable or darker side," says Pool. "It's an oxymoron, and speaks to how I always felt about myself and the people I connected with most, that we all had hard outer shells with soft and gooey centers."

 

 


 

“Punk Rock & Ice Cream"

Credits:

Written by: Nic Pool & Emmy Wildwood

Produced by: Emmy Wildwood

Mixed by: Steven Lee Tracy at Saint Cecilia Studios in Tucson AZ

Mastered by: Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio in Cleveland, Ohio
 

Lyrics:


Ten licks away from center
Flavor at a time they enter
I'm a Jelly Belly psycho
Hershey kisses infantigo

Punk rock & ice cream
Echo Park, I think she likes me
Bikini Kill her nicely
Sugarcoat what's frightening
Bikini Kill her nicely
Sugarcoat what's frightening
With punk rock & ice cream
Punk rock & ice cream

Bump a little pixie sticker
Gobstopper deluxe for dinner
Grenadine at first then liquor
"Rebel Girl" on vinyl's quicker

Punk rock & ice cream
Echo Park, I think she likes me
Bikini Kill her nicely
Sugarcoat what's frightening
Bikini Kill her nicely
Sugarcoat what's frightening
Punk rock & ice cream
Punk rock & ice cream

Pop rock pesticide
Beanie Baby valentine
Maraschino make you mine (make you mine)
Lo-fi for a lifetime

Pop rock pesticide
Beanie Baby valentine
Maraschino make you mine (make you mine)
Lo-fi for a lifetime

Punk rock & ice cream
Echo Park, I think she likes me
Bikini Kill her nicely
Sugarcoat what's frightening
Bikini Kill her nicely
Sugarcoat what's frightening
With punk rock & ice cream
Punk rock & ice cream
Punk rock & ice cream
Punk rock & ice cream
Punk rock & ice cream

xx