While the song “As If Apart” and its accompany video are my first exposure to Chris Cohen, I fell in love with it immediately, because of its close approximation to the dreamy, psychedelic pop sounds of Tame Impala. Your mileage may vary, but this is my conviction..
“As If Apart” is the eponymous track and video from Cohen’s just-released sophomore album. Aurally, the song embraces the trademark jazzy shuffle of Cohen’s drums, punctuated by soaring piano chords, which eventually blend into a majestic and swirling psychedelia as Cohen sings “One half is not enough, to have is not enough.” The track is accompanied by an intimate Mike Stoltz-directed performance video filmed at the artist’s home in Los Angeles. In the video Cohen can be seen alternating mid-song between guitar and piano. Impressive.
Chris Cohen has also announced a string of live tour dates with his band, which should be worth checking out. The album is out now via Captured Tracks, and Tour Dates through the Summer are below. Enjoy!
Chris Cohen Band Tour Dates:
5/19 – San Diego @ Soda Bar
5/20 – Tijuana, MX @ La Caja Fuerte
5/22 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
5/23 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
5/25 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s
5/26 – New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
5/27 – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s
5/29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
5/30 – Boone, NC @ Boone Saloon
6/2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
6/4 – Tuner Falls, MA @ The Brick House
6/5 – Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar
6/6 – Montreal, QC @ Le Ritz
6/7 – Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
6/9 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
6/11 – Bloomington, IN @ BlockHouse
6/12 – Omaha, NE @ O’Leavers
6/13 – Denver, CO @ Rhinoceropolis
6/14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
9/2-9/4 – Tollard Royal, UK @ Larmer Tree Gardens (End of the Road Festival)