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Chris Cohen – “It’s Not So Hard” (NRBQ Cover)

Indie rock veteran Chris Cohen released his latest album As If Apart Now this past May, and he’s got a new 7″ called one demonstration and one cover on the way. The demonstration is a demo recording of “Torrey Pine,” while the cover is Cohen’s take on NRBQ’s frank love song “It’s Not So Hard.”

Today he brings us the NRBQ track, which stays pretty true to the original. Cohen’s tender vocals encapsulate the ’70s rock band’s manifesto de l’amour, clearly stating there is nothing shameful about love. He’ll be touring this fall and playing some shows alongside Angel Olsen and Andy Shauf. Listen to the blissful cover and check out the dates below.

Tour dates:

11/01 Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
11/03 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
11/04 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
11/05 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
11/06 Olympia, WA @ Heavy Meadow
11/09 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Hi-Fi Theater
11/23 Hamilton, ON @ Mill’s Hardware ^
11/24 Waterloo, ON @ Starlight^
11/25 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club Theater ^
11/26 Peterborough, ON @ Gordon Best Theatre ^
11/29 Chicago, IL @ Scuba’s ^
11/30 Madison, WI @ The Frequency ^
12/01 Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi Fi Lounge ^
12/02 Nashville, TN @ The Basement ^
12/03 Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight ^
12/05 Washington, DC @ DC9 ^
12/06 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle
12/07 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
12/08 Ottawa, ON @ National Arts Centre
12/09 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
12/10 Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti
02/03 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn &
02/04 New Orleans, LA @ The Republic &
02/06 Austin, TX @ Mohawk (Outside) &
02/07 Austin, TX @ Mohawk (Outside) &
02/08 Dallas, TX @ Trees &
02/10 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater &
02/11 Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf &
02/12 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom &
02/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre &
02/15 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore &
02/16 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore &
02/17 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom &
02/18 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre &

^ with Andy Shauf
& with Angel Olsen

one demonstration and one cover is out 11/4 on Captured Tracks. Fifty copies are for sale online here, while more will be available on Cohen’s tour.

CREDIT: Kate Dollenmayer
Tags: Chris Cohen, NRBQ