Sam Cohen of Apollo Sunshine fame has formed a new band called Yellowbirds and is giving listeners a chance to download the second single from the band’s debut album The Color which is set for release February 15th 2011.
“The Honest Ocean” is the second single to be released from the album following “The Rest Of My Life” which was made available in October and went on to be selected as Spinner “Mp3 Of The Day”. The song is a nostalgic trip back to a time when legends like Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly ruled the airwaves and layers of distorted and fuzz guitar sounds intertwine with the trippy sounds of the keyboard.
Originally from Houston, Texas, Cohen now lives in New York City, a stark contrast from the home of Big Oil and the Space Program. It seems as though Cohen has certainly found inspiration among the beautiful architecture and vast amount of modern art the city has to offer. Sam decided to embark on his own and create this new band in response to the melodies he was creating in his head.
Listen to “The Honest Ocean” here.
Upcoming Yellowbirds shows:
December 11 | The Rock Shop | Brooklyn, NY