Hailing from L.A., the eight-member musical project The Nick Valentini Collective has been earning international raves as an experimental band that fuses indie rock,…Read More
Hailing from L.A., the eight-member musical project The Nick Valentini Collective has been earning international raves as an experimental band that fuses indie rock, jazz, and soul with a psychedelic spin. The collective
is made up of Nick Valentini (vocals, keyboards, lead songwriter), Erik Shibowski (bass), Hugo Shibowski (tenor sax), Nate Schwartz (guitar), Nicolo Scolieri (flute), Nick Velez (drums), Gabriel Wheaton (string orchestration), and Tyler Wennstrom (keyboards, percussion).
Although the group formed only several months ago, The Nick Valentini Collective has a strong and assured genre-blending sound that can be found on its single “Carousel”. This song begins with airy, soulful vocals from Valentini and delicately pressed piano notes. The steady drum beat soon kicks in with shuffling percussion and guitar accompaniment that is later bolstered by the addition of strings. A heady, Radiohead-like swirl of instrumentation builds up in intensity with Valentini exclaiming that the “lovers’ carousel” keeps going around.