Meet ‘first listen’ Chicago band Friko (Episode 926)

Friko was a “first listen” band for me… a band that’s pop smart, experimental, noisy, contemplative, bombastic and shoegazy… sometimes within the same 4-5 minute song. And the vocals… oh man.

Niko Kapetan (vocals/guitar) of Friko joins me for Thai food from Thai Lagoon in Wicker Park. We get into the debut Friko full-length album (“Where We’ve Been, Where We Go from Here”) and talk about band highlights so far (Bonnaroo! SXSW!).

“Where We’ve Been, Where We Go from Here” will be out on 2/16. See Friko (along with Smut & Neptune’s Core at Metro on 3/1!


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