Download: thenewno2, "Make It Home" (2012)

“Make It Home,” the electronica-drenched lead track from thenewno2’s forthcoming full-length thefearofmissingout, finds George Harrison’s son doing things both expected and completely, very-neatly unexpected.

Of course, Dhani Harrison possesses a voice with all of the longing and peaceable bliss of his father, but his vision for this music moves well beyond the Beatle-y stoicism of old. Dig past the lyrics — I mean, sure, “Make It Home” makes quick passes at a familiar kind of psychedelic nutopia — and there is a boisterous, very modern soundscape beneath, punctuated by axle-busting bass, squelchy programming and shiver-inducing piano counterpoints.

Yet, somehow, amid all of that cacophony, the sonic texturing, the scronks and synth splashes, “Make It Home” remains utterly tuneful, inviting — like, come to think it, getting back home after a long night in a smokey, loud place.

“Make It Home” is available for free download through thenewno2’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thenewno2music

thefearofmissingout, due July 31 via H.O.T. Records Ltd., and produced by Dhani Harrison and Paul Hicks, is the followup to thenewno2’s 2009 debut You Are Here, and is the first to feature additional members Jonathan Sadoff, Jeremy Faccone, Nick Fyffe and Frank Zummo. Guests include RZA, Ben Harper, the Black Knights, Throunn Antonia (Fields, Beck’s Record Club) and Holly Marilyn (The Child). London street artist Ben Eine designed the cover art.

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Nick DeRiso

Over a 30-year career, Nick DeRiso has also explored music for USA Today, All About Jazz, Ultimate Classic Rock and a host of others. Honored as columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association, he oversaw a daily section named Top 10 in the nation by the AP before co-founding Something Else! Contact him at nderiso@somethingelsereviews.com.