New LP Out 4/21 via Burger Records/Modern Sky Entertainment,
West Coast Dates w/ The Relationship (4/18-4/22)
Cotillon will release its sophomore LP, The Afternoons , on April 21st via Burger Records (cassette) & Modern Sky Entertainment (digital & LP.) Co-produced by Al Carlson (St. Vincent, Wild Nothing, Ariel Pink) and Shane Butler (Quilt), the upcoming release is Cotillon’s “New York” album, written in a small NYC apartment and drawing inspiration from big city culture, French new wave, Japanese literature, uppers, downers, and a romantic relationship.
Album track “Promises 1” embodies the quintessential New York: it was written by Cotillon’s Jordan Corso during a lonely late-night jam session, and captures a feeling of palpable longing and the solitude of staying in. You can stream the track, along with its counterpart “Promises 2,” via Consequence of Sound or on Soundcloud
The Afternoons comes as a follow up to Cotillon’s 2015 S/T debut, which was written & recorded in San Francisco under the guidance of Chet “JR” White (who has housed prolific songwriters like Christopher Owens, Tobias Jesso Jr, and Cass McCombs.) After releasing the album on Burger Records & touring the US, Corso decided that it was time to make his “New York” album, and boarded a plane for NYC. He moved into a small apartment and began writing every day, amassing a collection of demos that he would share with Quilt’sShane Butler. Having grown up partly in NYC, Butler recognized a dichotomy in Corso’s music that perfectly represented the city, and also acted as a metaphor for the songwriter himself: it contrasted the high and the low, the grime and the glitter, the superficial and the genuine.
The Afternoons was recorded over the span of a summer at Greenpoint’s classic Gary’s Electric Studio, and features Jon Nellen (Ginla) on drums & synthesizer and guest piano from John Andrews (Quilt, Woods.)
Cotillon will play a string of West Coast shows with The Relationship (ft. Weezer’s Brian Bell) next month before heading overseas — see below for all upcoming dates.
Cotillon on Tour:
* w/ The Relationship
4/18: Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater*
4/20: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop*
4/21: Portland, OR @ Analog Lounge*
4/22: Seattle, WA @ The Funhouse*
4/27: Beijing, China @ Sound of the Xity showcase (afternoon)
4/29: Beijing, China @ Strawberry Festival
4/30: Shanghai, China @ Strawberry Festival
5/3: Taiwan @ Spring Wave Festival
5/6: Matsumoto, Japan @ TBD
5/7: Sendai, Japan @ FAM
5/9: Tokyo, Japan @ X Girl
5/10: Tokyo, Japan @ Shimokitizawa Three