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Cotillon – “Alex’s Room”

“Alex’s Room” is the latest from Cotillon’s upcoming sophomore album The Afternoons. It begins with muffled conversation and a crusty, distorted guitar riff. Jordan Corso chimes in, “Everything is distracting me from doing what I love.” He reflects on the nostalgia of talking to your mom when life is shit and going down the drain. But despite the melancholic beginning, the rhythm is light and the song is a breezy listen á la early Pavement. The Afternoons comes after Cotillon’s self-titled debut and is a consequence of Corso packing up all his things and heading to New York. The transfer of cities was a heavy influence for his second album; he calls it a “New York record.” The Afternoons was crafted with the help of familar faces Shane Butler (Quilt), John Andrews (Quilt, Woods), and Jon Nellen (Ginla). Hear “Alex’s Room” below.

Tour dates:

03/14 Dallas, TX @ Crown & Harp (w/ The Mystery Lights)
03/15 Austin, TX @ SXSW – Barracuda (Modern Sky Official SXSW showcase)
04/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater ^
04/20 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop ^
04/21 Portland, OR @ Analog Lounge ^
04/22 Seattle, WA @ The Funhouse ^
^ w/ The Relationship

The Afternoons will be available via Modern Sky Entertainment (vinyl and digital) and Burger Records (cassette) on 4/21. Pre-order it at iTunes or Bandcamp.

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