New Music from Coast Modern – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on May 24, 2016
New Music from Coast Modern – Digital Servicing Only

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 more than two years of peddling some great, some terrible, and some very weird creations, they received little more than fleeting glances. Discouraged, Trapp escaped for the mountainous serenity of Colorado, where he took a job at a restaurant and blended into the community. “I actually started thinking I might never go back,” he recalls. Without the pressure of writing-on-demand, he began messing around on a borrowed acoustic guitar and recording tossed-off ditties on an old cassette recorder. The pure, child-like enjoyment of writing only for himself led him to a realization: maybe he’d overlooked a path that was in front of him the whole time. Soon, warbly recordings began appearing in Atlas’ inbox. “At first I didn’t think much of them because they were so different, but they kept randomly getting stuck in my head” says Atlas, who further encouraged Trapp’s experiments. “It felt like this could be something,” Atlas recalls now. “I told him to get his ass back to LA.”

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. “Hollow Life,” one of their first creations, is an anthem for restless souls everywhere sung over plinking marimba mashed with angular fuzzy bass and booming 808 kicks that landed on Spotify’s US Viral 50 chart. It was followed by “Animals,” which explores the struggle between animal desires and actualization of a higher self, and “Guru,” a breezily romantic song inspired by dancehall and The Beach Boys that is currently #1 on the Hype Machine.

Coast Modern is on tour throughout 2016 playing with the likes of BORNS and The Wombats. Catch them live this summer:

5/24 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
5/25 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
5/27 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
6/10 – Popscene – San Francisco, CA
6/14 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
6/15 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
6/16 – Rough Trade NYC – Brooklyn, NY
6/18 – Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC
6/20 – The Music Farm – Charleston, SC
6/21 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
7/8 – Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
7/9 – The Buzz Block Party – Kansas City, MO
7/11 – Deluxe at Old National Center – Indianapolis, IN
7/12 – First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
7/13 – Metro – Chicago, IL
7/18 – The Ready Room – St Louis, MO
7/19 – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
7/23 – Mo Pop Festival – Detroit, MI
8/1 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
8/3 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
8/5 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

“Obsessed. This song is the coolest thing you’ll hear today.” -NYLON

“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.

RIYL: Animal Collective, Vampire Weekend, Cults, Santigold, Alt-J, Day Wave, Avid Dancer, HAIM, The Moth and the Flame, Bür Gür, Young Empires

FCC Clean

Digital Servicing Only

Label: +1 Records

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