Talented songwriter and producer Sam Cohen’s debut solo album, Cool It, will be released via Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records on June 3rd. “When I heard Sam’s song ‘Pretty Lights,’ it knocked me over,” says Danger Mouse. “Then when I heard the whole album, I knew I had to work with him. Cool It is one of my favorite albums of the last few years.” Called by Paste “a remarkable introduction to Cohen’s wonderfully bright world of sound,” the album is currently available for download and streaming in all digital formats (iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon).
The record features his single “Let the Mountain Come to You”, whose surreal video was directed by Erez Horovitz and co-created by Eric Giordano, watch it here.
Cohen just finished a North American tour with White Denim, winning over their crowds with his intricate guitar skills and psychedelic songs. He will be playing a hometown show at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on June 2nd as well as making stops at WFUV and WNYC’s Soundcheck. Tickets are available at http://www.roughtradenyc.com/.
A founding member of Apollo Sunshine and Yellowbirds, Cool It is the culmination of a busy era for Cohen. In addition to producing Kevin Morby’s critically-acclaimed Singing Saw, Cohen performs in the house band for the upcoming Day Of The Dead compilation, a tribute to the far-ranging influence of the Grateful Dead spearheaded by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National.