Derek Nicoletto is back with a profound and empowering 6-song collection, Just Panic And Get It Over With, poised for wide digital release on April 16, 2013 on 7 Trick Pony Records. As a more eclectic follow-up to his debut, Kind Ghosts, Just Panic and Get It Over With showcases Nicoletto’s full-bodied, flexible rock voice, twisting sometimes in multiple melodies over a thoughtful electro-pop score. Just Panic… marks Nicoletto’s most impressive performances to date, and the songs on Just Panic… are inspiring some of the world’s finest visual artists to create pieces to be displayed in celebration of the release.
Just Panic And Get It Over With invites the listener to dance or to dream. It kicks off with an unconventional, bass-driven anthem, “Kings Are We,” followed by the swirling, retro flirtation of “F5.” In the record’s darker middle section, Nicoletto belts out the rocker, “Hell in Gramercy” and soars through “Mother Numb It,” a song drawn from a scene from Nicoletto’s troubled childhood. In “Blink of an Eye,” Nicoletto narrates both sides of love and heartbreak. Nicoletto caps off the listen with the Bowie-esque “San Simeon,” the most hopeful and arguably one of the most striking songs on the album with its dense poetry, lilting vocals and intricate grooves. Start to finish this album is as exciting as it is heartfelt. Nicoletto will be celebrating the release at Arlene’s Grocery on April 19 - the first performance in a soon-to-be announced national tour.
“I trusted my bandmate, producer Kiyanu Kim and his vision for this album. Just Panic And Get It Over With took me into darker, but more liberated directions as a performer, songwriter and lyricist. I cannot wait to bring that freedom to the stage,” Nicoletto said.
To accompany the tour for Just Panic and Get It Over With, Nicoletto is curating a number of art exhibitions around the world starting in NYC, the city he calls home. Over twenty and counting handpicked visual artists are currently in the process of creating pieces inspired by a song of their choice from Just Panic And Get It Over With. After the SoHo, NYC gallery opening in mid-July, a number of other international cities will be announced as the next step for the Just Panic exhibition tour. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements in the next months.
About Derek Nicoletto:
Charting on hundreds of FM and college stations or live on Sirius radio, Derek's songs have reached millions of people on the radio waves. His songs have been used in over 25 television programs and several commercials. Most recently: MTV (several shows), VH1, NBC, CBS, NBC Dateline, FuseTV, E!, A&E, Sports NY, Spike TV, LOGO, Lifetime, OWN. Comm: KMart, Levi's, Radio Shack, Hyundai, State Farm, PGA Tour, and more.
Just Panic and Get It Over With follows Derek Nicoletto’s first-ever solo album, Kind Ghosts (2011 7 Trick Pony/Island Def Jam Distribution). On his debut, Nicoletto flaunted a more electropop direction from his former rock band, Telling on Trixie.
Having penned scores of pop/rock songs for his own bands, other artists and commercial projects, Nicoletto has become a well-known voice in the independent music scene and a voting member of the Grammy Awards. The journey of his sophomore effort includes visual art movements and live performances that stretch into the most inventive and expressive territory of his career to date.
"Interesting themes, catchy grooves...the talent is obvious." - Billboard
"Derek Nicoletto...dark and booking, his energetic yet introspective set took in the crown...His set had punk rock intensity with glam rock underpinnings...crowd awing, all-in showmanship."
"Fantastic live set. Great sound." Stevie Van Zandt at Fashion's Night Out
"An electropop up-and-comer." - Time Out New York
"A singer with heart and soul." - Indie Round Up
"Versatility and soulfulness." - Infuze
Reverbnation Featured Artist - 2011
"Passion, talent and ingenuity." - SuChin Pak, MTV News Correspondent
"Nicoletto has a unique voice that carries and captures his vivid lyrical imagery." - Blog Critics Magazine.