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First Listen: thenewno2, 'thefearofmissingout'

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First Listen: thenewno2, 'thefearofmissingout'

thenewno2's new record, thefearofmissingout, comes out July 31.
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thenewno2's new record, thefearofmissingout, comes out July 31.
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July 22, 2012
A sort of supergroup, thenewno2 (pronounced "the new number two") features Grammy-winning sound engineer Paul Hicks and Dhani Harrison, son of George and founding member of Fistful of Mercy — yet another supergroup, which Harrison shares with Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur. Together, thenewno2 is about to release its second album, thefearofmissingout; out July 31, it's a concept record about, well, the fear of missing out. As such, it packs together a dizzying array of ideas, sounds, samples, guests and all things buzzy and busy.
Hicks clearly contributes much of the clatter, chopping up odds and ends in a way that renders the guitars, pianos and drums slightly askew — it's a fizzy, whiz-bang concoction that also functions as sleek, stylish rock 'n' roll. In spite of Harrison's lineage, his father's influence rarely seems to extend beyond the occasional vocal similarity; if anything, thenewno2 feels more inspired by Radiohead than any given Beatle.
The album also, for fear of missing out, rarely misses a chance to experiment and surprise, from an excursion into hip-hop (complete with a guest rap from RZA in "The Wait Around") to the wall of churning fuzz which dominates "I Won't Go." The whole affair radiates urgency, givingfearofmissingout a sense of restless energy that helps it sound both independent-minded and eager to please.

FIRST LISTEN: THENEWNO2, 'THEFEAROFMISSINGOUT'

Cover for Thefearofmissingout

Station (feat. Holly Marilyn)

  • Artist: Thenewno2
  • Album: Thefearofmissingout
 

Wide Awake

  • Artist: Thenewno2
  • Album: Thefearofmissingout
 

Timezone

  • Artist: Thenewno2
  • Album: Thefearofmissingout
 

I Won't Go

  • Artist: Thenewno2
  • Album: Thefearofmissingout
 

Hanging On (feat. Thorunn Antonia)

  • Artist: Thenewno2
  • Album: Thefearofmissingout
 

Looking Beyond

  • Artist: Thenewno2
  • Album: Thefearofmissingout
 

Make It Home

  • Artist: Thenewno2
  • Album: Thefearofmissingout
 

The Number (feat. Thorunn Antonia)

  • Artist: Thenewno2
  • Album: Thefearofmissingout
 

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