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AK Quarantunes: Pikal performs ‘Mercury’

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: May 27
  • Published May 26
Pikal performs "Mercury"

Anchorage power pop band Pikal filmed a social distanced rendition of their original song “Mercury” off their fifth album “Music for Girls.”

Each band member filmed themselves separately and the final product is the individual clips edited together to “form this masterpiece of isolation rock,” according to lead guitarist Michael Holtz.

Pikal was created in 1994 by songwriter Rick Kinsey who does vocals and plays guitar for the five-member pop rock band. Nina Brudie is on vocals and flute, Jason Burdette is on bass and Danny Reeves is on drums.

The band has released five albums over the last 26 years and has opened for national acts including The Violent Femmes, The Posies, Grouplove, Pond and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Pikal was also recently invited to Vancouver, British Columbia, for the International POP Overthrow Festival.

To hear sample’s of Pikal’s music, visit their Bandcamp page or their YouTube channel. You can also check them out on Facebook.

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