COCKTAILS
"Hypochondriac" LP


the new album from the San Francisco power pop band Cocktails is full of fuzzed-out melodies, catchy choruses, sticky guitar riffs, and pop rock heaters. Produced and mixed by the band, Catastrophic Entertainment relies heavily on what Cocktails does best: bluntly bashing out well-crafted pop songs. When main singer and songwriter Patrick Clos teams up with lead guitarist Joel Cusumano (Sob Stories), synth/vocalist Lauren Matsui (Seablite), bassist Rob Goodson (Re-Volts), and drummer Phil Lantz (Neutrals)

it just hits a little different: the result has a certain kinetic nervous energy – an audible adrenaline rush. Patrick Clos describes.” “We’re a scrappy power pop band at heart, but we never quite fit in nicely,” he explains, “a little too poppy for a punk thing, and then we’re always rocking too hard to be an indie-pop band. For Catastrophic Entertainment, we just wanted to lean into that as much as possible and be ourselves, just trying to let new ideas flow.” As it happened, the odd pop misfits have created a powerfully unique and solid full length. It starts with the buzz-pop swagger of “Bun E. Carlos,” and while the name references the Cheap Trick drummer, it’s more the summertime vibe that sets the tone for the record. It’s almost a fantasy we all long for right now given the current pandemic times: traveling the world, playing music, finding love, drinks with friends, beating the shit out of a drum set. Simpler times.With tracks like the twangy pub-rocker “Washoe County” or the Moog heavy stoner-jam “Buried Alive,” the band flexes its versatility. On “Love Is Gone,” a falling out of love with the City break-up song, Lauren Matsui crushes the lead vocal performance. Cusumano contributes the punchy glam-rock stomper in “Janeland.” The common thread between these 11 songs that play out like a choose-your-own-adventure experience is the pop craftsmanship put into the songs and the lack of pretension. Cocktails may no longer be the new kids on the block at the power pop game, but with Catastrophic Entertainment, the band have taken their own sound to a new level, making it known they belong in the genre’s heavyweight division. 300 copies pressed, 150 copies available only at ALIEN SNATCH! since co-released with new US Label WIZARDS + POTIONS. 50 copies in colored vinyl availanle only at each label.

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Next exit beach! Welcome COCKTAILS with this exclusive vinyl version of their new album,"Hypochondriac". From San Francisco, California USA, direct to your bedroom, the band brings sweet power pop jammers. It´s good-times, 70´s AM-Radio bicycle power pop taking cues from RUBINOOS, SHOES and 90´s links to TEENAGE FANCLUB, RED KROSS and CHEVELLES, and pop gun like DECIBELS. With constant on-point vocal harmonies and fuzz-driven Moog synths, it will warm your heart and your top-of-the-curve summer mood. It´s three guys and one girl taking you on a narrative prelude-interlude-outro journey with "Hypochondriac" - leap on this candy-loop pop-punk rollercoaster! COCKTAILS' centripetal force ranges from high-tide surfer punk to dream pop, and at the end of the loop you pinpoint the origin - produit en californie. It´s an action packed Bay Area ride which finds a place in your summer theme park of 2017. The follow up to 2014’s album Adult Life was recorded direct-to-tape with vintage analog gear at San Francisco's legendary Tiny Telephone studio. Originally released on Father/Daughter on cassette in 2016, it´s now on vinyl with "Murder on TV" - a brand new bonus song. Right on to their vinyl release they´re touring Europe thanks to OTIS Tours and WILDWAX Booking. Check dates below. Vinyl release is in a full color sleeve and contains a mp3 download code, 400 copies in black vinyl and 100 in clear lemonade red wax.

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