As a big fan of San Francisco’s Fresh & Onlys, I was psyched to hear news of frontman Tim Cohen’s latest full-length solo effort, The Glad Birth of Love. While Cohen’s solo material has always departed from the Onlys’ sound, nothing has veered as far off course as this one. To make that clear, Cohen even drops his own name for his band’s Magic Trick psuedonym.
The album features four, free-flowing compositions that venture deeply into the world of proggy psychedelia. Reminiscent of Genesis at times, Cohen and co. layer the songs with dreamy lyrics and stretched out Floyd-like instrumentation. A local cast of San Fran psychies including John Dwyer (Thee Oh Sees), Grace Cooper, (The Sandwitches), Diego Gonzalez (The Dry Spells, Citay) appear on the album, which comes out August 23 on Empty Cellar. You can stream or download “Daylight Moon,” a seven minute astral excursion that shows Cohen’s continued progression as one of the most promising songwriters of today. Click here to pre-order the LP.
MP3: “Daylight Moon”