Cough Cool / 29
Album: 29   Collection:General
Artist:Cough Cool   Added:Jul 2013
Label:Bathetic Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-07-21 Pull Date: 2013-09-22
Week Ending: Sep 22 Sep 15 Sep 8 Sep 1 Aug 25 Aug 18 Aug 11 Aug 4
Airplays: 1 4 1 1 1 1 1 5

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 20, 2021: Tunes (rebroadcast from Sep 6, 2013)
4. Sep 24, 2013: Meow: The Best Of Summer 2013
2. Oct 24, 2013: *
5. Sep 20, 2013: Doc Com
3. Oct 02, 2013: post meow
Misfits 4x4
6. Sep 13, 2013: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-07-10
Cough Cool – 29 (Bathetic)
Heavily reverbed bedroom pop, lonely and blurred, ambivalently catchy. Sparse hooks drift out from primitive guitar washes and faded vocals, drum machine loops keep this way more primitive than MBV or early Jesus & Mary Chain, like a blend of Suicide and Lou Barlow bedroom demos filtered through Slowdive’s pedals and pressed to a shellac 78rpm disc. Slathered in vicodin, ripe for the plucking, fans of Jesu, MBV, a lobotomized Neutral Milk Hotel (to quote Your Imaginary Friend on his review of their previous album, “whoa, pass the dust”) won’t want to miss this.

1. (3:31) bouncy bassline, shimmering narcotic chords and guitar harmonies, quiet sentimental whispered vocals
2. (2:55) song’s namesake is the band that released the 7” this band is named after: driving drum machine groove, codeine-drenched vocals and guitar, as close to “punk” as this ever gets
3. (4:59) breathy, spacious drum machine plod and lazy guitar strumming, a twangy flair to the “alright” rambling chorus
4. (4:22) soft pattering, distant tempered fuzz and quiet cooing lullaby loveliness
5. (3:22) repetitive power chord strumming, bored melancholy musings over a simple beat
6. (3:37)slightly upbeat chord progression and simple sad lead guitar, catchy singing, probably the most “accessible” and “indie” this gets, whatever the fuck those words mean these days
7. (2:38) driving, slurred, lethargic beats and very distant guitar, rambling yet coherent vocal hooks keep this somewhere in verse-chorus territory
8. (4:19) very slow and hushed drumbeat, MBV trying to sing a ballad while the morphine drags their eyelids floorward
9. (3:38) blipping electronic beat over some dreamy major-key riffs, also quite accessible, almost sunshiney but still with a disturbing tinge
10. (2:44) slow sad strumming, pessimistic vocals, soft and somber hi-hat beat
11. (2:08) instrumental. Super lo-fi plinking guitar chords, drugged out wandering.

Track Listing
1. Cross   6. Disclosure
2. Misfits 4x4   7. Velvet
3. It's Night (St. Ex)   8. Keeping Perfect Time
4. Hail Mary   9. Anyway
5. Knew It Was   10. Intro To Regret
  11. Slowpoke