By Matt Wickstrom
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Experimental indie rockers Wicked Peace joined me this week during Wick’s Picks on RadioLex on the heels of releasing their debut full-length album Rock N Roll Racecar on Nov. 22.
The band squeezed into the studio at the top of the show to discuss their new album at length – from switching things up after dishing out a handful of EP’s and singles prior to recording everything in-house at Butchwood Studios to how each members’ personality comes through in the band’s music, whether it be Amanda Turner’s commanding pop-rock anthems to Patrick Brumback’s easygoing, melodic compositions.
We also took a look at the band’s quirky online presence that includes a series of themed photoshoots and innovative music videos shot by Brumback himself – one of the latest incorporating green-screen technology and (wo)man’s best friend – at locations such as the London, Ky. Dragway, a roller skating rink, a beach, a fair and in front of many of Lexington’s outdoor murals.
Following Wicked Peace’s appearance we went through a mash-up of new local music from Don Rogers & The Apostlebillies, Logan Carver, Whalerus and The Wayward Dolls – a collaboration between Ray and Whitney Adams and Reed Fields and Jill Hamlin of A Little Bit More – mixed in with tunes from artists performing in town this week like Nicholas Jamerson, Bedford Band and Otto Helmuth, among others.
View a detailed playlist from this week’s show here. Listen to an archive of the show below.
Wick’s Picks on RadioLex will reconvene on Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 5-7 p.m. on WLXU 93.9 LPFM and RadioLex.us featuring music from Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound, Rumpke Mountain Boys and Aaron Boyd, among others.