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Captured Tracks Five-Year Anniversary Festival @ The Well, Brooklyn, NY 8/31/13 & 9/1/13

Over the past five years, Brooklyn indie label Captured Tracks has delivered a meticulously curated output, from superstars-in-their-own-right DIIV, Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils, and Mac DeMarco to reissues of ’80s UK indie pop luminaries like the Cleaners From Venus and the Wake with a legion of other artists in between. So it was more tha… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 3, 2013 - 4:44 pm

Chris Cohen – “Monad” Video

Last month, the longtime indie rock sideman Chris Cohen released his debut solo album Overgrown Path, an instantly likable collection of idiosyncratic psych-pop ditties. We’ve already posted his “Optimist High” video, and now here’s the clip for “Monad,” another album track. This one doesn’t feature Cohen himself. Instead, it’s more of a Brakhage-indebted abstract thing,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 11, 2012 - 4:53 pm

Stream Chris Cohen Overgrown Path (Stereogum Premiere)

While much has been made of his time in outfits like Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Deerhoof, and Cass McCombs, 37-year-old California native Chris Cohen has proved that he can hold his own just fine solo with tracks like the noodling psych of “Caller No. 99” and the breezy “Optimist High.” All of that earned him… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 24, 2012 - 12:15 pm

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2012

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to select the rising bands which have connected them, someone wrote a long time ago. Or, something close to that. Here’s what we’re getting down to: It’s that time of year when Stereogum’s staff selects the 40 most exciting new* acts of… More »

By: Stereogum / September 11, 2012 - 2:05 pm

Chris Cohen – “Optimist High” Video

The former Deerhoof/Ariel Pink sideman Chris Cohen will release his solo debut Overgrown Path later this month, and his video for the breezy psych-pop jam “Optimist High” consists mostly of extreme close-up studies of things that Cohen might find in his garden: Bubbles, bugs, dog hairs, flower petals. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 7, 2012 - 11:55 am

Chris Cohen – “Optimist High”

Multi-instrumentalist Chris Cohen has logged time in bands like Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and Deerhoof, but he’ll be releasing his solo debut later this fall on Captured Tracks. A little while ago, we heard the wavy rock number “Caller No. 99,” and today he’s got a new single called “Optimist High,” a grooving, technicolor-tinted burst… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 2, 2012 - 3:32 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: June 2012

It’s our first mixtape of summer! Accordingly, you should probably just act first and think later and just download it with reckless abandon, as you should do absolutely everything now that it is the season of impulsive behavior. But if you are incapable of such youthful indiscretion without examining the fine print/weighing every possible life… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 26, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Chris Cohen – “Caller No. 99″

Chris Cohen — a multi-instrumentalist who has previously recorded as Curtains and has also done time in bands like Deerhoof, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Cass McCombs and Danielson — will step out under his own name for a Captured Tracks release this fall. It’s called Overgrown Path, and here’s the first taste of that record,… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 22, 2012 - 4:39 pm