It's been a little less than a decade since the release of the Complete Strangers' brilliant self-titled album, which still stands as one of my favorite albums ever from a West Virginia-related band. Its blending of styles that range from The Stooges to the Talking Heads, Velvet Underground to Prince, was unique, ahead of its time, but simply fun and exciting.
The mastermind of that band was Pike Holt, who is still at it making music in Columbus, Ohio. As part of his current solo venture, he has released a new track called "Call Me Up." It rings of Complete Strangers, but with a matured approach to rock and roll. I can't wait to hear what comes soon from Pike.