Coke Weed is coming off quite a busy last year. They released their third self-released, full-length Back to Soft back in July and toured heavily throughout the end of the year. The Maine quintet have laid pretty quiet throughout 2014 working on their next effort.
Back to Soft was born during the Mt. Desert Island Recording Sessions. The album features the signature, intricate guitar interplay with the enthralling backing of a solid rhythm section that we have come to expect along with the beautiful contrasting vocals of Nina and Milan. This album takes a more electric approach over the more acoustic sound of previous recordings.
Be sure to check out the interview I did with them shown above. It was recorded ahead of their show at The Cave last year on November 1st. We discussed the album, their experience on the road and at CMJ, as well as their influences, their writing and recording process, how they do it all on their own, and much more. They also performed stripped down versions of a few tracks, so be sure to check it out.
I have never been to Bar Harbor or anywhere in Maine for that reason, but I like to imagine that their breed of alt/psychedelic rock captures the beauty of the vast, coastal landscape. This show is an absolute must-see at Hopscotch. Be prepared to lose yourself in their warm, inviting music. The laid back sound of the music will catch you off guard as you will leave the venue wondering what happened in a completely unexpected, calm state. Consider it your own personal vacation during Hopscotch. Trust me, you’ll need it by Saturday night and you won’t want it to end.
Saturday, September 6th, 10pm @ Deep South
Paste Magazine premiere of new single mentioned in interview here.