COGITO

COGITO

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandRockBlues

Cogito is an indie-blues-rock band from Los Angeles, that is fusing modern elements of rock music and song writing with that of classic elements. The band's ideology is to create catchy, groovey, high energy rock & roll music that while relevent and marketable, is organic, soulful and honest.

Biography

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Formed in the beginning of 2011, Cogito embellishes the right to preserve rock and roll. Their name derives from the Latin phrase, Cogito Ergo Sum, which means “I think, therefore, I am.”

The young quintet just breaking into their 20’s has already experienced the riff raff of what goes on in the extremely polluted and in-sincere music scene of a big city. When most groups feel the stress and pressure that being in a band can bring, they become discouraged and possibly just give up. Cogito is the opposite and thrives on embracing positivity and triumphing over things that are in the way of them reaching their goals of touring and reaching out to people in a real way, utilizing the natural emotion and energy created by a live performance, to connect with listeners globaly. They never lose sense of why they create: it is their passion.

When the previous bands and projects of the members were not fulfilling their musical and creative needs, the five locals established a bond that would prove to be with-standing.

Exhausted with observing the diluted and over-produced music that current bands deem as rock music, Cogito aims to revive the organic aspect of what rock once was.
Cogito pairs hard hitting riffs and memorable melodies with a memorable verse-chorus song structure. The band prides themselves in the content, in which the nuance is surely opposite of the tonal delivery. Their sense of creating poetically driven vocals and energetic guitar coupling is what shines through the mix of current bands. They write songs that can be replicated in any instrument notation, not digital sequences. Keeping the music and essence of their sound as an organic production is their personal taste and foundation of their songs.

Their first phase of live performances after the release consisted of showcasing their record all over Los Angeles, playing some of the most legendary venues in rock & roll, such as The Troubadour, The Whisky A-Go-Go, The El Rey Theatre and the House of Blues to name a few. They have consistently been luring more and more fans from their seemingly endless live show circuit in Los Angeles.

The eclectic roster of songs is what drives the band forward and always captivates a live audience. Having such a mix of influences from all over the board, Cogito ensures delivering something for every rock enthusiast or any music lover that can appreciate solid songwriting, unique tonality and soulfull energy.

The self-titled record was written, recorded, produced, packaged, and distributed by the band itself, along with artwork, digital media, screen printing, and creative consulting. It was released in April 2011. Perfecting their craft is a constant task that is the top priority for the band as a whole, paying attention to detail and sacrificing major things in their individual lives. The band is propelled by an eagerness and hunger to share their music worldwide, for life.

The follow up release, “MAN O WAR,” was released in November 2011 and it is a 3 song EP. “MAN O WAR” is their stepping stone of material that captures their progression of their sound as a whole, creating a more edgy and catchy canvas of songwriting. They retreated to the sunny California coast in Ventura and recorded their songs in a live setting at Castaway 7 Studios with producer J.P. Hesser. An extended sophomore record is expected in summer 2012.

While many just envision success and dreams, Cogito actively pursues their dreams, making every goal tangible. All is obtainable through time and the band thrives on pushing their drive, and creativity to the next level.

www.cogitomusic.com

Lyrics

Soul Bent Blues

Written By: Evan Snyder, Bryce Darrow

Went down to the cage to find this bird I know
She's got ten got ten to five so down I go
Smoke stings my eyes you know she keeps me sane
Am I alive man or is death my brain

So tell me you've come to visit
Tell me you've come to visit

His eye like knives you know he'll end our days
Oh lord this soul bent blues is here to stay
I hear that shoes got souls and soiled stains
Am I alive man or is death my brain

So tell me you've come to visit
Tell me you've come to visit

Soul's bent, she's dead
Don't lose, your head
Skull splits, your eye
My hint's, your lie

So tell me you've come to visit
Tell me you've come to visit

Loco Motives

Written By: Evan Snyder

'll see you get what you deserve
Got the royal bloodstained on your shirt child
Live and love live and learn
Got to hate the anguish love the hurt

Hear me out girl
And I told you one two three four five-thousand times
Gonna ...........?

And I told you one two three four five-thousand times
Gonna hide you in the hearse.

Son you just acted on loco motives
Gonna end up crazy like your father is now
Son you just acted on loco motives
Gonna end up crazy like your father is now

I know the feeling
I know the feeling
Secrets ain't fun keeping now
I know the feeling
Secrets ain't fun keeping now

I'll see you get what you deserve
Got the royal bloodstained on your shirt woman
Live and love live and learn
Got to hate the anguish love the hurt

Hear me out girl
And I told you one two three four five-thousand times
Gonna ...........?

And I told you one two three four five-thousand times
Gonna hide you in the hearse.

Son you just acted on loco motives
Gonna end up crazy like your father is now
Son you just acted on loco motives
Gonna end up crazy like your father is now

Tellin' Truth

Written By: Evan Snyder

Throw away the key to your own prison cell
You just found out that the prophet lied
And you don't know who to tell
Walk along the trail that's blazed by the righteous man
I left your bad a hundred miles but you brain is in my hand

Lucipher's lies are true
They will defy
Honesty compared to lies

Hide you children from the truth until they ask
Hide your kids from the truth until they ask about it
So ask about it

Throw away the key to your own prison cell
You just found out that the prophet lied
And you don't know who to tell
Walk along the trail that's blazed by the righteous man
I left your bad a hundred miles but you brain is in my hand

Hide you children from the truth until they ask
Hide your kids from the truth until they ask about it
So ask about it

Lucipher's lies are true, they will defy
Honesty compared to lies

Controller

Written By: Evan Snyder

Let me tell you about a man I know
He went screaming to the void above
Counted the hours in his eyes
Clouded over
Clouded over
Now I sing his song right back to you

Well I know what needs to happen
I know what needs to change
You only listen to your lady

I know this happened too fast
You know this foundation ain't built to last

Never listen to the ones you love
Never listen to the ones you love

God damn this happened too fast
All I'm trying to say is I need my brother back
yeah

Never listen to the ones you love

Later on, he left me a note
He left my house about an hour ago
Counted the hours in his eyes
Clouded over, Clouded over
Now I sing his song right back to you

Well I know what needs to happen
I know what needs to change
You only listen to your lady

I know this happened too fast
You know this foundation ain't built to last

Never listen to the ones you love
Never listen to the ones you love

God damn this happened too fast
All I'm trying to say is I need my brother back
yeah

Never listen to the ones you love

Gravedigger

Written By: Evan Snyder

I crossed the desert of sand
And you said I would die by my own hand
You left it alone
And I'm starting to think that my luck is gone
Out on my own

And I'm starting to think that my luck is gone
And I'm starting to think that my luck is gone
And I'm starting to think that my luck is gone

Gravediggin for answers in and under
Make a decision and leave it uncovered
Gravediggin for answers in and under
Make the decision tonight

I survived the fire and flood
Fought with my sweat and blood
When i thought you said "I would never lie"
Fell off the world and died when I killed you
Built up the temple walls

And despite it all the walls live on
And despite it all the walls live on

Gravediggin' for answers in and under
Make a decision and leave it uncovered

Gravediggin' for answers in and under

Make the decision
Make the decision
Tonight

Discography

"Cogito" (2011)
7 Song LP
Self produced, recorded, and released
Distrubuted on I-tunes, Rhapsody, and Amazon
Radio Airplay on KSPC Claremont (CA) 88.7 fm, KSFS.SFSU.EDU (San Francisco State University Radio), and ECARADIO.Org (Emmanuel College Radio- Boston)
Streaming on Facebook, Reverbnation, and Bandcamp
Physical Copies for sale at Rhino Records

"MAN O WAR" (2011)
3 song EP
Self Produced, recorded, and released
Distributed on I-tunes, Rhapsody and Amazon
Radio Airplay on KSPC Claremont (CA) 88.7 fm, KSFS.SFSU.EDU (San Francisco State University Radio), and ECARADIO.Org (Emmanuel College Radio- Boston)

Streaming on Facebook, Bandcamp, Reverbnation
Physical Copies for sale at Rhino Records

Set List

Soul Bent Blues
Loco Motives
Gravedigger
Apprentice
Downpour
Tellin' Truth
Controller
Man
Conversation