Chris Cohen, Overgrown Path

Ian Cohen

By Ian Cohen

on 12.05.12 in Reviews

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.