I've been pretty het up about the White Denim/Sam Cohen package tour since it was announced months ago. As far as complimentary match-ups, getting these two together for a tour is a mind-bogglingly great pairing of chops and songwriting skills. Sam Cohen (formerly of Apollo Sunshine and Yellowbirds, and also a guest of TRB podcast) released one of my favorite records of 2015 (Cool It), and handles mellow psychedelia and explosive sunshine-y pop territory with equal aplomb, gracefully warming up the mellow Monday crowd into a raucous (for Seattle) throng by the end of his spacious set.Read More
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Austin, Texas' soul-psych-sters White Denim recently announced their new album (Stiff, out 3/25/16 via Downtown Records) and released their first single, "Holda You (I'm Psycho)". It doesn't sound like a curveball from the band's previous trajectory, but definitely finds the band's noodle-y jam band guitars soaked liberally in near fatal doses of caffeinated energy.
The band also just announced a pretty extensive US tour where they'll be joined by Royal Basement podcastee Sam Cohen on most dates. If you like guitars and miss this tour, you done goofed. Tour dates are as follows:Read More
The podcast is back! Episode #13 is up over on the podcast page, and features a long conversation with Sam Cohen, guitarist/songwriter/producer extraordinaire. Sam is well known for his work with Apollo Sunshine, Yellowbirds, and just released his first proper solo record (Cool It) earlier this year. Sam plays the Pickathon Festival in Portland, Oregon this weekend. Go have a listen.