Sam Cohen (ex Yellowbirds) shares first song from solo debut, playing Rough Trade w/ Jack Ladder & Invisible Familiars
by Bill Pearis
Former Yellowbirds frontman Sam Cohen will release his solo debut, titled Cool It, on April 28 via Easy Sound. Here's what Sam Says:
So those Yellowbirds records were pretty good, and people started asking me to produce their records. I worked on a ton of albums; playing, producing, engineering, collaborating in many different ways (sometimes with famous people).
I started to hear what I sound like, so I became Sam Cohen and made my latest record, Cool It. It's mostly just me alone in a room, playing guitars, drums, bass, synths, singing, recording in both haphazard and elaborate methods. A few songs have my beloved Yellowbirds bandmates (Josh Kaufman, Annie Nero, and Brian Kantor).
Cool It is melodic, lightly psychedelic guitar pop that has a lot of unassuming charm. It's a grower. You can stream "The Garden" from Cool It below.
Speaking of Jack Ladder, he plays the BrooklynVegan free day party on Saturday (3/21) at Red 7. Video and album tracklist are below...
Street Date: April 28, 2015
1. Let The Mountain Come To You
2. Pretty Lights
3. The Garden
4. Unconditional Love
5. Don't Shoot The Messenger
6. Last Dream
7. Kepler 62
8. A Farewell To Arms
9. Midnight Conqueror
10. El Dorado