Lick Neon has been gathering quite the following from playing basements and bars around their home city (and Love is Pop’s nearest big city) of Boston, but since their adorable folk-pop song “Slip” went live on Spotify about a month ago, they’ve already racked up over 30,000 streams. Considering what a touching song it is, it’s sure to double that during the next few weeks. This grade A video, which shows a wide variety of folks around the city with lots of smiles, is sure to garner as many soon as well. So, why not check it out now and be the cool one in your circle of friends to spread the word about it before someone beats you to it? If you like The Shins or Bon Iver, or even Simon and Garfunkel, you’re sure to love it.
From the press release:
Recorded partially on 35mm film, the “Slip” video takes the viewer through a day in the life of band leader Nick Leon, strolling through Boston, experiencing encounters and emotions. The viewer feels the intimate moments between friends and strangers that is reflective and poignant, yet incredibly simple. As if a part of the basement jam sessions, house parties, or moments alone, there is truth transcended through the video’s documentation of individuals and their moments shared. Authentically captured, the band emphasizes the virtues of home that can only be noticed once the moment has passed.
An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.