Jamie Cogar has been active within the Brooklyn scene for a decade plus since relocating from Maine in 2008.
On No Kill’s upcoming debut album Gold Chorus, Cogar explores experience along the Maine coastline with instrumentals that break away like ocean waves upon the shore. Textures of shoegaze combined with Cogar’s introspective lyrics add a warm hue to the wintry landscape that are illustrated.
While Cogar was heavily influenced by grunge when she first began playing guitar as a teenager, the track shares little in common with its title.
“Eddie Vedder” is a pensive song featuring a disaffected guitar wailing in the background as the track’s despondent mood slowly builds with intention.
“Blackout curtain fold it over me, drink until we can’t see anything,” echoes Cogar, her tone presenting the immediate joy and impending remorse from a night out on the town. The song spools out a lash of discordant guitar and bombastic drums that recreate a Pixies “loud-quiet-loud” finale.
“I wanted to create a depth to get lost in. This song is about a powerful sense of longing,” writes Cogar in a press release. “It is both tender and unshakable, like a memory you can’t forget.”
Gold Chorus is out June 25 on both Substitute Scene Records and Fear of Missing Out Records (preorder).