Three years after The Nixons first reassembled for an Oklahoma Metropolis present, the rock band’s reunion continues to reverberate.
Not solely have the 1990s hitmakers continued to play reveals collectively — when there is not a worldwide pandemic, that’s — however on Friday additionally they are dropping “Sonic Growth,” a five-song EP that is The Nixons’ first new launch in 20 years.
“It is a unhappy time for the nation and the world with the whole lot happening, however we’re simply making an attempt to offer just a little little bit of distraction in some methods,” frontman Zac Maloy mentioned.
“In a bizarre manner, we’re extra collectively than we have been. … This EP, it was already set for launch, and we determined to simply maintain the discharge date as a result of we’re simply dying to get music in our followers’ fingers. … I am unable to even consider I am saying it, however we’re even taking part in a rock present.”
The Nixons will play an EP launch celebration at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Lava Cantina The Colony in Dallas. The present can be live-streamed, however the venue is also promoting a restricted variety of patio, balcony and yard tables, in addition to drive-in stalls, so folks can catch the live performance in particular person however preserve social distancing.
Hailing from Oklahoma, The Nixons — Maloy, guitarist Jesse Davis, bassist Ricky Brooks and drummer John Humphrey, who can also be the drummer for Seether — signed a major-label deal in 1995 with MCA. Their debut album, “Foma,” included three hits: “Joyful Tune,” “Wire” and the smash “Sister.” The band toured relentlessly, amassed a loyal fan base and launched two extra albums earlier than disbanding in 2000.
“In case you would’ve requested me 10 years in the past, ‘Nixons ever gonna get again collectively?’ I will be sincere, I might have simply mentioned, ‘No,” mentioned Maloy, who’s now a Nashville-based songwriter.