Coast Modern is what happens when you let go of what you always thought you wanted and embrace the unexpected; when you stop chasing and start taking the lead. Luke Atlas and Coleman Trapp met while working as Los Angeles-based songwriters, fellow rats in the race to land songs with mainstream pop artists. After a couple of years without much success, they’d each nearly given up – Trapp even left LA for the mountainous serenity of Colorado – but found new inspiration by collaborating with each other. Since then, the pair has developed an aesthetic that combines their admiration for the spirit of misfit alternative bands and the fearless ethos of modern hip-hop. Their tunes have blasted up the Hype Machine charts, with multiple singles charting at #1 or #2. Their eclectic sound has been played on KEXP and KCRW, racked up more than 20 million streams, and caught the ears of media including Pigeons and Planes, Billboard, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, NYLON, and Interview Magazine. After playing their first ever shows at SXSW in 2016, they were scooped up to go with acts including BØRNS, The Wombats, and The Temper Trap on nationwide tours.
As Atlas and Trapp prepare their debut LP – which was entirely written, recorded, and produced by the duo in Atlas’ living room – the band has issued a new single, “Pockets Full Of No,” that continues to explore their exuberant, technicolor aesthetic. According to the band, “‘Pockets’ is a song about having fun with no money. When you got pockets full of no u can still have a life full of YESSSS.”
“The Los Angeles duo finds a sweet spot with pop melodies, unforgettable hooks, and elements of rock, and the reception has been fantastic.” -Pigeons & Planes “Best New Artists of the Month,” February 2016.
“If Animal Collective were an upbeat alt-J, they’d be Coast Modern.”-Consequence Of Sound
RIYL: Animal Collective, Vampire Weekend, Cults, Santigold, alt-J, Day Wave, Avid Dancer, HAIM, The Moth and the Flame, Bür Gür, Young Empires
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Label: +1 Records