Hear Nebraska Whole Foods fundraiser; Icky Blossoms premieres new track; See Through Dresses’ German review

If you’ve been putting off grocery shopping lately, we’d love for you to make it happen today.

Today, the Omaha and Lincoln Whole Foods stores are donating 5 percent of their sales to Hear Nebraska. They’ll be accepting donations on our behalf all day, as well.

In addition, Jessica Errett (of Edge of Arbor) and Kait Berreckman will perform at the Omaha store from 6 to 7 p.m. In Lincoln, Little Marais (our managing editor Chance Solem-Pfeifer) and Evan Bartels will perform from 5 to 7 p.m.

Local breweries Lucky Bucket and Zipline will host tastings from 5-7 p.m. Find all the info here.

We’re excited to see you there, and thank you to Whole Foods.

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Icky Blossoms is the latest Nebraska artist to premiere music to a national audience this year. Last month, Stereogum premiered the first song from Simon Joyner’s forthcoming Grass, Branch and Bone. One week later, A.V. Club premiered “Seventeen,” the lead single from Twinsmith’s first release with Saddle Creek.

Icky Blossoms joins the ranks this morning with a premiere on Stereogum. Listen to it here. The premiere also announces the album’s title, Masks and a May 12 release date, May 26 on vinyl. It’s also on Saddle Creek. The album artwork is 3D, so physical copies include 3D glasses.

“In Folds” is a grown Icky Blossoms. The song, as always, sounds like a synthy new wave track, but here, that’s not the band’s only tool. Pieces of the song could pass for disco, industrial and more.

In short, it’s a fuller, more realized sound than we’ve heard before.

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See Through Dresses has a busy spring.

Right now, the band is recording an EP, the follow-up to 2013’s self-titled debut. Soon, they’re headed on an eastern tour with Cursive. And in May, See Through Dresses heads to Europe.

In August, the band signed to German label This Charming Man, which released the debut album in Europe. Now, they’re getting reviews across the Atlantic, including this one from Pretty in Noise. It’s in German, so if you don’t speak it you might be relying on a choppy Google translation, but even then, you can get the gist.

It’s a smart review, deftly approaching the record on its own terms. Translated by Google, Eva Marie-Meyer writes “The debut album of See Through Dresses [is] distinguished not by innovation, but by attention to detail.”