The Nicollettes: New Band Featuring Soul Asylum and Eve 6 Membershttp://go963mn.com/news/2015/the-nicoll ... ylum-eve-6
By Barb Abney | Email Author
Justin Sharbono, Barb, and Max Collins.
The Nicollettes are a new band with Twin Cities ties and an alt-rock pedigree like few others.
Soul Asylum guitarist Justin Sharbono let the news slip a few weeks ago when Soul Asylum dropped by for a performance.
About a year ago, Soul Asylum and Eve 6 were out on the road together. After shows, Sharbono and Eve 6 frontman Max Collins started hanging out, and playing Beatles tunes together. Initially, they decided to collaborate on Collins' next solo release, but somewhere along the way they realized it was becoming a full-fledged new band.
After the tour wrapped up, they settled down in Dave Pirner's home studio and began recording. Coincidentally, about a month prior, Collins' parents moved to the Twin Cities. Now he has an actual local connection too. The guys confirm their base of operations is firmly within the Twin Cities. Ian Allison (Jeremy Messersmith, Verskotzi) and Grady Kenevan (Verskotzi, Weaver at the Loom) round out the lineup.They chose a "more feminine" name that's reminiscent of a certain bustling Avenue that runs through Minneapolis.
Their debut album is completely recorded and mastered, and features guest vocals by their pal Jeremy Messersmith. But at this time they are staying mum on the album title and release date.
Look for them to begin playing some local dates later this year.