Vancouver singer-songwriter Nicholas Krgovich has been releasing records for several years now, both under his own steam and as a member of No Kids, P:ANO and Gigi. Moone Records are following up the release of his most recent LP with Joseph Shabason (Destroyer, War On Drugs) by releasing a limited cassette of latest effort Pasadena Afternoon. Recorded in a day in Los Angeles last February, it’s compiled solely of covers of his friends and collaborators – Dear Nora, Little Wings, Chris Cohen and more. From it we’re delighted to premiere first single ‘Giving & Receiving’.
Of the project as a whole, Nicholas says ‘“Pasadena Afternoon” was recorded this past February, in a day, for fun. The previous summer there was a NK show booked at Zebulon opening for Chris Cohen and after doing multiple solo tours I was excited by the idea of throwing together a pick-up band for this one. So I roped in my Dear Nora bandmates Zach Burba and Greg Campanile to play bass and drums and Aaron Olson from LA Takedown to play guitar and we learned a bunch of songs written by our friends. We learned two by Lake, a Chris Cohen one, two by Dear Nora, one by Little Wings, one by Ruth Garbus and a couple Canadian ones from Veda Hille and Marker Starling. The show felt so good and our interpretations of the songs were so fun to play that we ended up reconvening half a year later and recorded everything. The next day we went to Disneyland.
I’m so glad we made this thing! It feels good to celebrate the work of your friends, and to make something so easy breezy. Hope you like it!’
It’s smooth, engaging (indie) pop music, taking it’s lead from Prefab Sprout and the likes, all washed through some L.A. sun and dripping with wiry guitar lines, gentle organ and a smattering of percussion. Krgovich’s vocal sidles up beside you and seduces you in such a way as to make you fall hopelessly for it.
Check it out, here
Get your paws on one of the Cassettes here, on pre-order https://moonerecords.com/product/pasadena-afternoon-by-nicholas-krgovich-and-friends/