To Us, The Beautiful! is the new Franz Nicolay record. The title, and title track, is from a Ukrainian toast that goes, "To us, the beautiful--and to those who disagree, may their eyes fall out."
In a mere 6 days of rehearsal and recording, with Andrew Seward of Against Me! on bass, Ara Babajian of Leftover Crack on drums, the NYC guitarist Yoni Gordon, and J. Robbins of the excellent Jawbox and Burning Airlines producing, "To Us, The Beautiful!" is bulging with hooks into your heart-guts and elegant melodies that only Nicolay could concoct and deliver.