“Let’s just say that NO ICE are a rock and roll band. That means they make music that sounds like the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, and 10s. That means they write songs about finding love, losing love, drinking, and getting high. That means they’re standing on the shoulders of those who came before.” — CoolDad Music
(Brooklyn, NY) Purely Brooklyn-born and raised blending sounds and styles from classic songwriters from power pop to soul, NO ICE wears its heart on its sleeve with a street-smart sensibility. Formed by Edward R. Murrow High School grads Jamie Frey (lead vox, guitar) and Jesse Katz (drums), the band came about during their days playing in the native NYC rock n’ roll, anti-gentrification punk rock flag bearing group The Brooklyn What. Frey began to write and play guitar more and after some time spent in the Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen studio, the spark for what would eventually become the Come On Feel The NO ICE LP was ignited.
Now, NO ICE are getting ready to release the third single off the album, “We Get High Together,” with a multi-tiered music video shot in four parts and fused together to make one. Not unlike Michel Gondry’s Be Kind Rewind, the video details a particular sort of intimacy as our protagonists watch TV with three unique short films shortened and spliced in. Those three short films were also fully realized and will be available separately from the music video release.
Joining Frey and Katz in NO ICE are Gwynn Galitzer (vox), Sean Spada (keys, vox), Jordan Smith (bass), Sam Braverman (guitar) and John-Severin Napolillo (guitar). Since forming, the band has gone on to become a favorite in the NYC scene sharing stages with Richard Lloyd (Television), Paul Collins Beat (The Nerves), The Men, Shilpa Ray, Jeffrey Lewis, Ian Saint Pe (The Black Lips), Mighty Fine (The Afghan Whigs) and many more.
Look for “We Get High Together” out soon via self-release and be sure to follow NO ICE on any of their social channels detailed below.
NO ICE tour dates: