Kyle Nix & the 38’s dropped their first two singles this week, and if you haven’t heard ‘em yet, then you’re already missing out..
Just a day after plans were announced for the July 28th release of their forthcoming record After the Flood, Vol. 1, Kyle Nix & the 38’s provided the first look into the project with brand new singles “Play Nice” and “Another Bad Dream.”
With Nix on vocals, “Play Nice” is a hard driving rock song with a rowdy guitar solo and an ominous bassline that perfectly accents Nix’s lyrics describing the dynamic in a rocky relationship.
“Another Bad Dream,” on the other hand, with 38’s member Ken Pomeroy on vocals, is a much slower, quieter tune with powerful harmonies and a more prominent fiddle.
“Another Bad Dream”
Pomeroy, who also provides vocals for another awesome Oklahoma band called The Flycatchers, is just one of several other incredible musicians joining Kyle Nix in his band. The full lineup of Kyle Nix & the 38’s features Nix on vocals and fiddle, Pomeroy on guitar and vocals, former American Aquarium member Bill Corbin on bass, jack of all trades Kevin “Haystack” Foster, Turnpike Troubadours percussionist Gabe Foster, and Adam Duran on guitar.
If you are not familiar with Kyle Nix, you may know him better as a member of the greatest band of all time, the Turnpike Troubadours.
One of the most talented fiddle players in the entire world, Nix released his spectacular solo album Lightning on the Mountain & Other Short Stories in 2020, during the height of the Covid pandemic and in the midst of Turnpike’s looming hiatus. Proving to the masses that he is much more than just one of the best fiddle players out there, Nix showcased his elite songwriting and storytelling prowess throughout the 17-track debut.
Shortly thereafter, Nix formally formed his band the 38’s, and began playing select shows and working on the next project, which we now know as After the Flood, Vol. 1, set to hit streaming platforms on July 28.
While the first two singles may not help us zero in on the sound we can expect from this one, they serve as plenty of proof that this album and Kyle Nix and the 38’s should be on everyone’s radar heading into the summer.