"Ohh, what to do with childhood memories of frequenting overpriced boardwalk shops for gaudy sterling silver chains with dragons? You wait 12 years to flush them out in song form," newly-formed cousin-duo Jake D'Arc & Timmy Miller (Milky 22's) lamented within their Facebook band biography; a sentiment I can all too much relate to, having grown up frequenting "The Jersey Shore" summer after summer as a kid, much like D'Arc & Miller, who spent their summers down in beach-side town Ocean City, NJ along with brother/cousin Mike D'Arc. While on a brief hiatus from full-time band, Peanut Butter Lovesicle formed with D'Arc, Timmy Miller & Jake D'Arc managed to sporadically record some eight tracks in just one week's time at their Ocean City-based live-in studio space, The Ice Box; five of those eight Summer 2014-recorded tracks have recently been collected, mixed, and mastered by Jake D'Arc & Mike Tarsia as their debut Milky 22's EP, which will see a proper release this upcoming June 16th. Milky 22's EP will reportedly host an interesting fusion of Hip-Hop, Rock, and Reggae, which the band fittingly self-describes as "an aggressive elixir of Hip-Hop dipped in some [Rock N Roll] sauce and smothered in groove."
Milky 22's debut single, "Care Less" premiered on their newly-launched Soundcloud page Tuesday morning; upon my first listen, it kinda reminds me of what I think a possible Rod Stewart & Snoop Dogg collaboration just might sound like... equal parts 90's-reminiscent G-Funk and guitar-drenched Blues Rock. "Care Less" is quite frankly, the perfect beginning of summer playlist jam for your pool-side relaxin', beach BBQ's, weekend parties, etc. if you're into anything from 2pac to BlakRoc (The Black Keys). "We were rehearsing with a close childhood friend one day and he had called Jake "Milk Snake," since he used to catch a bunch of snakes in his youth and he looked at Timmy's arms and said, "you must have 22-inch pythons there" [and just like that,] Milky 22's was born," the band half-jokingly explained, when asked about the real meaning behind "Milky 22's" ha. Milky 22's self-titled 5-track debut EP will see a FREE release on their aforementioned Soundcloud page next Tuesday, June 16th; in the meantime, feel free to check out Peanut Butter Lovesicle's pre-hiatus smash single, "Black-Eyed Blues," which was previously featured on an episode of popular teen drama series, Gossip Girl.