Philadelphia’s Cough Cool, no doubt an explorer of his particular guitar blizzard wonder, released “Blue Eyes” a week ago via his soundcloud account. The track is a lazy player, with enough wash to drowned out the three-day hangover you’ve recently suffered through. I keep seeing a swimmer exploring the caves, something like that.
Cough Cool is Dan Svizeny, a seemingly classic indie personality resonating sounds with a heavy hand on the guitar, gritty vocal, simple drums. An outstanding music that sits high up in the lo-fi aesthetic, a personal favorite. There’s quite a few releases I found on iTunes, something to look into.
I try to refrain from using the phrase “True Indie” but on Giga Herbs “Balloon In Heaven,” I’ll make an exception. The song is just fun for starters, and the idea of being a “true” anything is a nothing easy to explain, because nothing is as original anymore to be called such a thing. However, I believe that when a group plays with so much anarchy in their voice and overall delivery. Its pretty easy to come to the part where I think they’re a pure sense of the genre, especially the way it was conveyed in the 90s. And of course the imagery and name they use helps with that overall thinking. It Sounds like a bunch of wacky punks getting together in garage somewhere with very little money to burn, so they just rock out in Staten Island or Brooklyn, and play this shit out of their duct taped amps. Whatever, it’s a cool song out of NYC, you should cop the free download indeed, and just herb out to it or something.
~ Ryan Boos