Watch: The Nixons release video for hard-charging new single 'Crutch'
Do not check your calendar. It really is 2019, and reunited alternative rockers The Nixons have indeed released a new single.
The Nixons got started in Oklahoma City and scored national radio hits in the 1990s with "Sister,” “Happy Song” and "Passion.” The band's classic lineup of singer/guitarist Zac Maloy, guitarist Jesse Davis, bassist Ricky Brooks and drummer John Humphrey reunited in 2017 and have played several dates together in the OKC, Tulsa and Dallas areas. The group released a new tune called "Song of the Year" in 2017 to mark its reunion.
The band released today a hard-charging new single called "Crutch," accompanied by an urgent music video featuring flashing X-ray images and animated line drawings.
Frontman Zac Maloy, an Oklahoma native who is now a songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee, tells me that "Crutch" is not the only new The Nixons song fans can expect to hear.
“We just signed a little record deal. … We reunited for some shows, but then, lo and behold, we wrote a song - and we wrote another song, we wrote another song, and we recorded them,” Maloy told me in a recent interview.
“After the very first soundcheck at our first reunion show back at the Chevy Events Center there in Bricktown, we did a soundcheck – and it was an expensive one because we were scared because we hadn’t played in 17 years – Ricky, our bass player’s brother, came up to me after the soundcheck. He walked up to me kind of sheepishly and he’s like, ‘Can I say something to you?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, sure.’ He said, ‘You guys are cooler than you’ve ever been now ‘cause you don’t care. Back in the day, you thought you had to have the ripped-up jeans and the long scraggly hair.’ And now, we’re just dudes. We’re just guys playing rock ‘n’ roll. And by the way, we still sort of get into it. It’s hard not to; these are really intense rock songs.”