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CONSTANT COOGAN Release New Single “Bury Me Alive”

San Francisco’s Constant Coogan has partnered with Idobi Radio for the premiere of their title track, “Bury Me Alive.” Ripe with Bay Area influence and nods to the era of 90s alt-pop, the album’s title track is one of the band’s most personal. STREAM: “Bury Me Alive” On Idobi Radio

“This song is extremely personal to us,” explains Jen Coogan. “It’s about battling shyness and social anxiety and the crushing fear that comes from wanting to engage with other people but being unable to do so. The pressure weighs so heavy on your heart, you feel like you are being buried alive. We hope this song gives courage to those who are struggling.”

The track comes off their July 1st release, “Bury Me Alive,” which is filled with haunting vocals, sweeping instrumentals, and passion beyond compare. Drawing comparison to acts like Alanis Morissette and Evanescence, Constant Coogan marries intricate drums, punchy bass, and poignant vocals with heartfelt, honest, hopeful lyrics. Throw in a little rock, rebellion, and a background in musical theatre and you have a dynamite act that’s been taking the Bay Area by storm since early 2015.

“We hope that people connect with these songs the way that we have over the past year,” explains lead vocalist/pianist Jen Coogan. “We feel like these songs are our children, in the aspect that we have spent so much time nurturing these pieces of our heart, and watching them grow into beings that have a life of their own. Making this album gave us the opportunity to touch on some issues that are very close to us. Everything from the debilitating effects of shyness and social anxiety, to artists being displaced from their homes in San Francisco. We always strive to give hope to others who are struggling.”

Comprised of husband-wife duo Matt and Jen Coogan, with Matt on bass and backup vocals, and Ben Peterson on drums, this is a trio that embraces every embodiment of the Bay—carefree, passionate, and full of determination for the arts—and their music shows it. “We discovered we have a bit of a rock and roll edge, and we had a blast infusing that into our usual pop style,” explains Jen. Couple that with Jen’s heavy musical theater influence and you have an explosion of rock-pop flavor, embracing all the best parts of theater, with the modern twist of rock ‘n roll.

Recorded with Mario Litchfield at Platinum Waves Studio outside Sacramento, California, “Bury Me Alive” will be available beginning July 1st, 2016. You can catch the band in and around San Francisco and the Lake Tahoe region this summer for select performances.

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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