Book of Shred
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Book of Shred

Bellingham, Washington, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Bellingham, Washington, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Alternative Indie





After about twenty seconds into Book of Shred’s music video “Straight Up,” it’s easy to see that Robbie Cohen and incoming ASU junior Colin Denker don’t take themselves too seriously. Clad in brightly colored mismatched sweatbands, sunglasses, tanks and short-shorts, the duo quite literally hop around to display what I can only assume are their “special occasion” dance moves.

Their music is another story—obviously something they do take very seriously. And rightfully so. The “Straight Up” music video off their debut album “Nobody’s Home” feels bold thematically. Instead of settling for the moody, please-respect-me-as-an-artist pretentiousness that in many ways would have been a much safer bet, these two do justice to their album through offering so much more: personality. Their album, like their video, doesn’t have anything “debut” about it. In fact, it’s already featured on ASU’s beloved radio station, The Blaze.

The 11 tracks on “Nobody’s Home” vary from sweet harmonic bliss and guitar riffs in “Turning Red” (a personal favorite) to a more aggressive and heartfelt “We Were There.” Self-proclaimed indie rockers—the good kind—their sound ranges from mellowed-out like Band of Horses to reminiscent of the upbeat and insanely catchy “Pretty. Odd.” album from Panic! At the Disco. (Side note—I mean that as a massive compliment. Anyone familiar with “Pretty. Odd.” knows it’s one underrated, hell of an indie album.)

Cohen and Denker’s album meshes seamlessly from track to track, and closes beautifully with the instrumental “Curtains.” And, if my ears serve me correctly, the last half of the song is the sound of pouring rain. Needless to say, these guys tackle their debut album fearlessly and with heavy doses of experimentation and personality. Take a listen, buy the album and give it the love it deserves. It’s good, I promise. - State Press


Lone Siren (Single) - 2022 (Out July 1)

Nobody's Home (LP) - 2014



Book of Shred's history can be traced back to 2005 when songwriters Robbie Cohen and Colin Denker became acquainted through mutual friends in Phoenix, AZ. After a string of fruitful yet casual collaborations, the band got its official start when the pair moved in together and began writing and recording music in their home studio in 2012.

Book of Shred's debut album, "Nobody's Home," was released in 2014 and supported with live shows in the Phoenix area and a music video for the album's lead single, "Straight Up." The album has racked up tens of thousands of streams on Spotify, Apple Music, and other platforms. 

The band began an extended hiatus in 2015 when Denker relocated to Bogotá, Colombia for several years. Cohen was involved in several other musical projects during this time. Denker returned to the US in 2020, and the band reunited and relocated to Bellingham, WA, where Denker and Cohen met bassist Sean Obringer who became a full-time member in 2022.

Book of Shred is currently booking live dates throughout the Pacific Northwest while completing their second LP. The album's first single, Lone Siren, will be released everywhere on July 1, 2022. 

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