CAICOS – “BRUISE OR BLUSH”
A SPILL EXCLUSIVE MUSIC PREMIERE
This summer, New York-based indie-pop maestro Caicos (Alex Frenkel’s moniker for his solo project apart from the indie band Gospels) announced their forthcoming album Ascension Intention (out September 15 via #veryjazzed Records), and shared the record’s first cut, “A Spade A Spade,” which demonstrates the depths of their sonic and lyrical world, discussing finding tranquility in accepting today’s reality, even if it’s not what you expected.
Now, Caicos shares a brand new track off the record entitled “Bruise Or Blush.”
“‘Bruise Or Blush’ off my new record Ascension Intention is inspired by the impossibility of living up to the greatness of your predecessors,” said Alex Frenkel, frontman of Caicos. “The sacrifices made, milestones reached, and alchemy performed by your ancestors are pretty hard to fathom when compared against the context of your own life in the modern world. In most scenarios, you would be lucky to accomplish only half as much. I wrote and recorded most of the song at my home studio during the pandemic, and then sent it to my friends, Zach Koeber and Mike Gordon, to write and record saxophone and drums, respectively. It was mixed by Phil Joly and mastered by Steve Fallone, long-time collaborators of mine.”
Frenkel wrote, played, and recorded Caicos’ forthcoming album Ascension Intention in his home studio during the pandemic, supported by a virtual network of friends, musicians, and artists who helped along the way.
Stay tuned for more new music from Caicos, coming soon.
Release Date: September 15, 2023