Jackie Cohen’s debut album ‘Zagg,’ out now

Today, Jackie Cohen unveils her debut album, Zagg. Zagg is the follow-up to her two introductory EPs released last year, Tacoma Night Terror Parts 1 & 2, which were called “utterly spellbinding” (The Line of Best Fit), “a stunning and complete debut” (Vinyl Me, Please), and “sleazy-listening glam” (The Guardian). The playing on Zagg – by Cohen with the Spacebomb House Band – and production – by Jonathan Rado (Foxygen) and Matthew E. White with freak-of-nature orchestral arrangements by Trey Pollard – is bright and beautiful across the whole grab-bag of love songs, laments, self-mortifications, meditations on sunscreen, hammer-anvil jams, and kit v. kit double drum cardio smash-bros looney tunes suicide pursuits.

More than one of Jackie’s many nicknames, “Zagg” is also a shout out to her uncanny ability to select an unanticipated word or musical flourish, her disarming poetic acumen, her ability to zoom in and out at lightning speed and spin a phrase into a mantra, or the opposite of a mantra. Each song on this record is its own unique little world, keeping a listener delightfully off-kilter throughout the entire affair. Here’s the record. Listen hard. Read the signs. Pack a lunch. Enjoy.

“a mainline plug into her unbroken inner monologue. These are songs that swoon and sway and sweep and jive, even if the messages are of anxiety, heartbreak and dark morbidity.” – Loud And Quiet

“bright, wonky and whimsical” – Too Many Blogs

“With her blend of dark lyrics and spell-binding vocals, Cohen’s music makes for an immersive listening experience” – Far Out Magazine

“playful… lively… spirited – The Line of Best Fit

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May 10, 2019

Jackie Cohen breaks down her new album in Zagg Chats

In Zagg Chats, Jackie Cohen invites us into her world and gives a glimpse into the recording process of her new album, Zagg, which comes out this week. Hear her dissect the songwriting of “Get Out” in volume 1, describe a standoff with a motorist during the filming of the “Chico Chico” video in volume 2, and plenty more fascinating nuggets in videos to come.

Zagg is out tomorrow on runny yolk yellow vinyl, which comes with a Zagg enamel pin and sticker sheet, or on black vinyl and CD.

“a mainline plug into her unbroken inner monologue. These are songs that swoon and sway and sweep and jive, even if the messages are of anxiety, heartbreak and dark morbidity.”
Loud And Quiet

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May 9, 2019

Bedouine – “Echo Park”

Bedouine‘s second album Bird Songs of a Killjoy will be released on May 31st, and today, she has followed up from the previously shared “Bird” and “When You’re Gone” with the video for new single, “Echo Park.” Watch/share the video here.

Speaking of the track, she says:

“Echo Park” started as kind of a joke. I was annoyed that my usual café was busy and there was nowhere to sit. I turned back around to my apartment, picked up the guitar, and started riffing on the neighborhood – it ended up being a really fun tune. I love my neighborhood but the rate at which things change can make your head spin. This song is about hanging on for dear life.

Bird Songs of a Killjoy is available for pre-order now on lavender vinyl, black vinyl, and CD, plus a bundle including your choice of album format with a Bedouine t-shirt and hummingbird enamel pin. The first 250 vinyl orders will receive a free 12×12″ signed print, and there’s only a handful of these left.

Bedouine on tour

Jun. 1 – Las Vegas NV – Emerge Music and Impact Conference
Jun. 6 – Brooklyn NY – Rough Trade
Jun. 7-8 – Sonoma CA – Huichica
Jun. 13 – Los Angeles CA – The Moroccan Lounge
Jun. 28 – Nashville TN – Musicians Corner at Centennial Park
Jul. 26-27 – Calgary AB – Calgary Folk Music Festival at Prince’s Island Park
Aug. 24 – Port Townsend, WA – Thing at McCurdy Pavilion Lawn
Aug. 25 – Denver CO – Denver Botanic Gardens *
Aug. 26 – Boulder CO – Chautauqua Auditorium *
Aug. 28 – Omaha NE  – Slowdown *
Aug. 29 – Kansas City MO – Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – Helzberg Hall *
Aug. 30 – St. Louis MO – The Pageant *
Aug. 31 – Milwaukee WI – Pabst Theatre *
Sep. 7 – London UK – Queen Elizabeth Hall
Oct. 5 – Chicago IL – Schubas Tavern
Oct. 7 – Toronto ON – The Drake
Oct. 8 – Montreal QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB
Oct. 9 – Allston MA – Great Scott
Oct. 11 – Washington DC – Songbyrd
Oct. 12 – Philadelphia PA – World Cafe Live – Upstairs
Oct. 13 – Richmond VA – Richmond Music Hall
Oct. 15 – Asheville NC – The Mothlight
Oct. 18 – Minneapolis MN – The Cedar Cultural Center

* w/ Jose Gonzalez

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April 24, 2019

Jackie Cohen – “Chico Chico”

“I’m a deep valley girl,” Jackie Cohen says. “Here’s a deep valley video.”

Today, she releases the new song “Chico Chico,” which appears on her debut album, Zagg, set for release on May 10th. Directed by Ori Ravid, choreographed by Erin Murray (Charli XCX & Troye Sivan, John Legend, Foxygen, King Tuff), and filmed in one shot in a shopping center in the San Fernando Valley, the video for “Chico Chico” is as fun as the song itself.

Director Ori Ravid says about making the video:

“Chico Chico” to me is breezy and cheeky and just makes you smile. Jackie and I bounced some ideas off each other, and when the opportunity came up to shoot in my friend’s dad’s parking lot I knew we would capture something special.

Pre-order Zagg now on runny yolk yellow vinyl, which comes with a Zagg enamel pin and sticker sheet, or on black vinyl and CD.

Jackie Cohen on tour

May 14 – San Francisco CA – Independent *
May 16 – Seattle WA – Tractor Tavern *
May 17 – Vancouver BC – St. James Hall *
May 18 – Portland OR – Doug Fir Lounge *
May 21 – St. Paul MN – Turf Club *
May 22 – Chicago IL – Lincoln Hall *
May 24 – Toronto ON – Horseshoe Tavern *
May 25 – Montreal QC – Petit Campus *
May 26 – Portland ME – SPACE *
May 28 – Cambridge MA – Sinclair *
May 29 – Brooklyn NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *
May 31 – Washington DC – U Street Music Hall *
Jun 1 – Philadelphia PA – Johnny Brenda’s *
Jun 3 – Atlanta GA – The Earl *
Jun 4 – Nashville TN – High Watt *
Jun 6 – Dallas TX – Club Dada *
Jun 7 – Houston TX – White Oak Music Hall *
Jun 8 – Austin TX – Antone’s *
Jun 10 – El Paso TX – Lowbrow Palace *
Jun 11 – Santa Fe NM – Meow Wolf *
Jun 12 – Phoenix AZ – Valley Bar *
Jun 13 – Los Angeles CA – Troubadour *

* w/ Weyes Blood

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April 23, 2019

Jackie Cohen – “Get Out”

Jackie Cohen has unveiled an official video for her brand new single, “Get Out.” The track is the second to be taken from her debut album, Zagg, which is set for release on May 10th. Aesthetically lo-fi, the video was directed by California based artist Evan Laffer and is described by Cohen as: “This is our American Beauty. Knee brace chic. Raccoon caught by a dumpster aesthetic.”

Also announced today is a North American tour supporting Weyes Blood. Catch Jackie Cohen on tour in May.

Jackie Cohen on tour

May 14 – San Francisco CA – Independent *
May 16 – Seattle WA – Tractor Tavern *
May 17 – Vancouver BC – St. James Hall *
May 18 – Portland OR – Doug Fir Lounge *
May 21 – St. Paul MN – Turf Club *
May 22 – Chicago IL – Lincoln Hall *
May 24 – Toronto ON – Horseshoe Tavern *
May 25 – Montreal QC – Petit Campus *
May 26 – Portland ME – SPACE *
May 28 – Cambridge MA – Sinclair *
May 29 – Brooklyn NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *
May 31 – Washington DC – U Street Music Hall *
Jun 1 – Philadelphia PA – Johnny Brenda’s *
Jun 3 – Atlanta GA – The Earl *
Jun 4 – Nashville TN – High Watt *
Jun 6 – Dallas TX – Club Dada *
Jun 7 – Houston TX – White Oak Music Hall *
Jun 8 – Austin TX – Antone’s *
Jun 10 – El Paso TX – Lowbrow Palace *
Jun 11 – Santa Fe NM – Meow Wolf *
Jun 12 – Phoenix AZ – Valley Bar *
Jun 13 – Los Angeles CA – Troubadour *

* w/ Weyes Blood

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April 4, 2019

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