The wonderfully rustic Cocos Lovers are gearing up for the July 15th UK release of their second album Elephant Lands, and have put out this video for first single “Bow and Arrow”. (You can also sign up for a free download of the song here.)
“Bow and Arrow” showcases some of the things that make this band great: the pastoral lyrics, tight harmonies, and spicy percussion. While it’s easy to mark Cocos Lovers as quintessentially English (like, 1600s forest-romping English), “Bow and Arrow”, like “Time to Stand” from Johannes, has an almost international flavor in its rhythm section. I hope Elephant Lands brings out more of the diverse influences and sounds that Cocos Lovers clearly have waiting in the wings.
Check out “Time to Stand” below, and order Elephant Lands from Smugglers Records on the 15th.