Chris Cohen is proud to debut the music video for album highlight "Optimist High". Previously, Chris announced his record release show for Overgrown Path at Grasslands in Brooklyn, NY on September 27th, now he is happy to share additional tour dates. Please scroll down to view those. Overgrown Path is due September 25, 2012 from Captured Tracks.
Chris Cohen is a 37-year-old native of Los Angeles currently residing in the farmlands of Vermont. He is the child of a former music business executive and a former Broadway actress. His resumé of prior musical projects is a long one: as a contributing member of The Curtains, Cryptacize, Deerhoof, and Natural Dreams, he released 10 full-length albums between 2002 and 2008. Along the way, Cohen was also a touring player with White Magic, Cass McCombs, Haunted Graffiti and Danielson, among others, for stints both short and long. All of this has culminated in his first release under his own name, and his first for Captured Tracks, Overgrown Path.
Chris Cohen - Optimist High video:
A singing drummer who writes psychedelic pop music, Cohen also records his own bass, Casio MT65, piano, and guitar. Tracks like "Caller No. 99" and "Monad" follow idiosyncratic forms, but are still melodic in an unconventional and homegrown way - like the best of Robert Wyatt, Mayo Thompson, Syd Barrett, and Jerry Garcia.
Overgrown Path unfolds its delicate and unexpected arrangements around Cohen's relaxed baritone, unhurriedly revealing the detailed world wrapped up in each song. It's an album of sounds that will stick in your mind - If you happen to hear "Optimist High" wafting through an open window in your neighborhood this summer, you'll think you've rediscovered an old favorite.
Chris Cohen 2012 tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
9/27 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands (Record Release Show) *
10/13 - Olympia, WA - Eli's
10/16 - Portland, OR - Holocene
10/17 - Arcata, CA - The Bat Cave House
10/18 - San Francisco, CA - hemlock tavern
10/19 - Los Angeles, CA - Public Fiction
* w/ Blanche Blanche Blanche, Sara Magenheimer, DJ's Katie Garcia (Captured Tracks) and Dustin Payseur (Beach Fossils)
(Captured Tracks, 9/25/2012)
3. Caller no. 99
4. Roller Coaster Rider
6. Optimist High
7. Inside a Seashell
8. Don't Look Today
9. Open Theme
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