Following our exciting series of premieres, this week is no exception and we are pleased to keep bringing you some great exclusive features by some of the most talented artists and bands out there. This time we are teaming up with Atlanta’s Poison Coats for the release of their new music video for “God´s Left Eye”.
Fierce and persistent not only describes Atlanta’s Poison Coats but also the mentality of its creator, Trey Hawkins. Out April 15th, the band’s debut EP Fever Dreams draws from a rich diversity of musical elements and styles, exploring a variety of themes united by a relevance to human nature and condition: greed, loneliness, and self-doubt. Through biting lyrics and ear-catching melodies, it delves into the elusive nature of happiness and the mysteries of spirituality.
To celebrate the release, Poison Coats is hosting a multimedia-infused EP listening party at Java Lords in Little Five Points on Saturday, April 16th, and on Saturday, April 30th will perform their CD release concert at 529 in East Atlanta Village in conjunction with Sorry Mom! Productions.
“I have a mission for the listening party,” explains Hawkins about the upcoming April event. “My music isn’t just for musicians, just like a painting isn’t just for other painters. I want to bring together and embrace a community of artists and allow everyone’s talents to shine.”
Hawkins has asked all the artists involved to listen to Fever Dreams and create a piece inspired by the EP. The pieces will all be on display at the event in the lobby of 7 Stages, which is conjoined with Java Lords. The event will also feature stripped down acoustic performances from Poison Coats, Sarah & The Safe Word (Marietta) and Pony League (Atlanta).
For the CD release show the band will be joined by Nashville’s Arc & Stones.
“I want to utilize both of these events to showcase the accessibility of Poison Coats,” Hawkins elaborated. “I’m writing songs in a way that allows them to live in any circumstance, be it with just me and an acoustic guitar or loud as hell with a full band. The emotions I’m evoking are big and small; it’s impossible to have just one interpretation.”
Whichever setting introduces you to the music of Poison Coats, they hope you find it to be an inspiring and fulfilling experience that compels to be repeated. In terms of artistic creation and performance, Trey Hawkins and Poison Coats are just getting started. There are many songs yet to be heard, many expanses left uncharted, and countless mysteries that Hawkins and company have every intention of revealing. And they won’t stop until they do just that.