News & MP3 Download: Germans in Rio

I am so excited about the new Nico Janssen project, Germans in Rio. Janssen was one-third of the now departed New Faces, a band I shall miss forever. Sometimes though other great things can come from a band split, and it’s a great pleasure to introduce you to Janssen’s solo project. At this writing it may not be a solo project any longer – he moved to the other Washington in DC and was recently looking to form a band there. For the recording of Germans in Rio’s demo, Janssen enlisted the support of Hey Marseilles‘ Philip Kobernik on keys and worked with his former New Faces bandmate, Conor Sisk on production (Sisk, by the way is in the great sounding Kilcid Band). Another intriguing note is that Janssen said there is fiction to go along with music. I like this idea. Enjoy with me a song off the demo, the gleaming “Ides of March”:

Ides of March.mp3

Germans in Rio – photo by Arista Burwell-Chen


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