While being in any band seems incredibly difficult, Chris Cohen likes a challenge: He’s played with Deerhoof, Haunted Grafitti and Cass McCombs, artists too chaotic, daunting or insular to really occupy indie rock’s center. It’s not surprising that his solo effort Overgrown Path sought retreat in rural Vermont. What is surprising is how it stands up to anything his prior gigs have done, a survey of the past four decades of jangle-pop unified by his Ray Davies-esque voice and the comfort of finding yourself through escape.
By Barry Walters on 12.10.13 in Collections
As leader of Sonny & the Sunsets, one of the leading bands of San Francisco's lauded garage-rock scene, Sonny Smith has heard plenty of no-good noiseniks kicking up royal ruckuses all across the Bay Area. But he's also g...
By Wondering Sound Staff on 12.10.12 in Lists
Every year, when eMusic's editorial staff compiles our annual best-of list, the goal is never to come to some kind of academic determination of the year's best records via a series of complicated formulas and criteria. T...
By eMusic Artists on 12.10.12 in Collections
You remember Mad Libs, right? The game where you'd ask a friend for a list of parts of speech — nouns, verbs, adverbs — and then you'd plug them into the blank spots in a story to hilarious results? For the final piece o...
By Philip Sherburne on 02.18.15 in Features
The young but sophisticated Spanish band talk about their '90s-channeling rock.