Friday, March 4, 2011

Why Don't More Bands Use Autoharp?

Yellowbirds is the new project from Apollo Sunshine's Sam Cohen.  Indie folk rock goodness with a tinge of 70s psychedelia.

Here's my favorite track off the brand new debut album, The Color (Royal Potato Family Records).

"In Our World" - Yellowbirds

Suntanned dreamy rock that bears a nostalgia for decades past.  The album feels a lot like the artwork (above), a retrospective collage which was also handmade by Cohen.  With layers of autoharp, organ, fuzz guitar, and delicious  harmonies on top of solid classic rock drums and timeless lyrics, this album nods to bands like Big Star and The Velvet Underground.

Take a listen to their single, The Honest Ocean, and be transported to your own private Woodstock.  Love that organ... 

While Apollo Sunshine's albums were more musically surprising from track to track, The Color moves pretty seamlessly, making it an easy choice for your next breezy road trip. 

Speaking of which, if you're headed to SXSW this year be sure to catch them live.

Fun Fact: Sam Cohen performed as a session musician on Shakira's "She Wolf." Owoooooooo!

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