Yellowbirds go Under The Bridge – Video Debut
Following an outdoor performance at the DUMBO Arts Festival, Sam Cohen took his Yellowbirds
over to York Field next to the Manhattan Bridge and performed “Beneath the Reach of Light” for The Bridge Sessions.
From the press bio:
Yellowbirds is the moniker for the latest musical exploits of Sam Cohen—guitarist/songwriter/vocalist in the psychedelic collective Apollo Sunshine. Cohen grew up in Houston, Texas, and while the Texas of his teens may have been home to Big Oil, Enron, the Bush family, and the drab grey Astros jerseys of the 90s, he prefers to think of it as the Texas of yore, home to Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, the Space Program, and rainbow orange Astros jerseys. It stands to reason, then, that his current home of New York City must be the mythical Empire City: Rocky Mountains of architecture, epicenter of modern art, home to Charles Mingus and The Velvet Underground.
It was with these timeless inspirations in mind that Cohen created Yellowbirds’ The Color. Double-speed auto-harp glissandos, glowing backwards pedal-steel, bubbling echo and fuzz guitars coalesce into a warm wall of sound. As existential lyrical themes emerge, delivered nonchalantly over psyched-out aural landscapes, the picture emerges of a dust-blown, 4th dimensional Future West. This is Cohen’s quixotic world where “only the purist tones can be heard.”
‘The Color’ will be released by The Royal Potato Family on February 15th.
“Yellowbirds are here, and things are
beginning to feel a little strange…but beautiful.”
– SHOWERED & BLUE-BLAZERED
“Yellowbirds create sunny, psychedelic folk.
Warm and inviting.”
– UNHOLY RHYTHMS
1. The Rest Of My Life
2. Rings In the Trees
3. Beneath the Reach Of Light
4. The Color II
5. The Honest Ocean
6. The Color
7. Pulaski Bridge
8. Our Good Days Are Gone
9. In Our World
10. Wagner, Max
11. The Reason
February 12 | The Cake Shop | New York, NY (Release Party)
February 25 | Permanent Records | Brooklyn, NY (In-Store)
February 26 | Lily Pad | Boston, MA
March xx | SXSW | Austin, TX