Cogent

Cogent

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Cogent is a 3 piece "ambient" rock band out of Southern New Hampshire with a sound defying their size. Their music ranges from soulful solo acoustic work to upbeat pop/rock to airy yet intense rock ballads.

Biography

From the beginning, Cogent's goal was to write music that was both unique and beautiful. There has always been something to be said for a 3 piece band who could hold their own, and these three have done just that. The name Cogent was picked to describe how they wanted their music to feel: forceful and persuasive.

Cogent began with three friends who would get together during high school and jam out to various bands like U2, MxPx, Metallica, Underoath, and Ben Folds. Sound like a wierd mix? Well it is! And that is what has inspired these three as they began to create their own music. Fast forward 6 years or so... Matt and Ted both moved back from college, and with Dave's willingness to drive 6 hours from PA to practice, Cogent was born. Now it is 2007, and they have almost two years and dozens of shows behind them.

An EP is in the works, and, having shared the stage with bands such as Hundred Year Storm, Palaris, Fly Upright Kite, and more, Cogent is ready to begin aggressively pursuing more shows in order to continue building their fan base.

Lyrics

Leaving Town

Written By: Matt Lindstrom

Leaving Town

Someone told me
you were leaving town
I know you'll be back around
you can stay here
you can catch your breath
we're all asking you to stay

someone told me
you were leaving town
I can't believe
you won't be around
you can stay here
just sit here a while
we can make up for lost time

tell me you won't go
change your mind
you can stay awhile
catch your breath
tell me you won't leave
you can stay a while
we can sit all night
and watch the sunrise

someone told me
you were back around
we missed seeing your smile

tell me you won't leave
you can stay awhile
we can sit all night
and watch the sunrise

Something Real

Written By: Matt Lindstrom

Something Real

I never dreamed something so good could happen to me
someone so strong, that I've loved so long...
what could be better?

So don't let me go
don't leave me alone
I couldn't think
about going back to what was before
to life without you

how did i live before you?
I did nothing to deserve you
just need to say i love you
and never will stop

spent so much time wondering why
I was so alone
and so many nights thinkin it's wrong
but it was so right
because now I know
you were worth that
and so much more
I couldn't go back
to what was before
to life without you

how did I live before you?
I did nothing to deserve you
I just need to say I love you
and never will stop

this must be a dream
cuz I cannot believe
this is happening
that this is something real

how did I live before you?
Did nothing to deserve you
just need to say I love you
and never will stop

Discography

Two unmastered singles:
"Leaving Town"
"Something Real"

Set List

Cogent is flexible to your needs and can play any set length between 30 minutes to 3 hours, which can include well over an hour of original music, and can range from solo acoustic acts for coffee shops to full band sets for large music halls. Set lengths of over 90 minutes usually include cover songs such as Foo Fighters, MxPx, Jimmy Eat World, Underoath, etc.