Coolie Pool

Coolie Pool

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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"Sonic underpinnings and chiming guitar, melding with odd bits of percussion, clarinet, brass and synth... this eclectic duo from Boston will leave audiences swimming in aural ecstasy."

Biography


"Still Life" now available at itunes!

"A surreal tapestry of sound and atmosphere"--Marc Scortino,Block Island Music Festival 2010

"An interesting, compelling mix...chiming guitar melding with synths, brass and odd bits of percussion"--Dan Williams, Vermont Woman April 2010

"Tom Morello-esque innovation...Ambient Trance"--Bryan, Playground Boston 2009

"Portishead meets Beth Orton and Boards of Canada"--Nina Wilson, Apples and Cats Media 2008-Columbia , MO

"Fuzzy clarinet, booming Repinique..crazy and interesting"--Ethan Azarian, Artist and Musician, 2009 Austin, TX

Festival Gigs:

Block Island Music Festival
Boston Green Festival
Ptownrocks Festival, Boston
Boston Music Festival
Olivia Indie Fest II Cancun, Mexico

Boston based Coolie Pool is the eclectic duo of electronically-minded musicians Sandy Zaragoza and Carolyn Castellano. Sonic underpinnings and chiming guitar, melding with odd bits of percussion, clarinet, brass and synth define their sound. This brand of electro-ambient-rock features multi-instrumentalist Castellano alongside Zaragoza's ambient guitars, drum loops and bass grooves.

Sandy and Carolyn first met in Burlington, VT where they played together in the band Miss Bliss (Incidentally, as a tribute to the band-The Magic Hat Brewing Company named a beer after them-Miss Bliss Ale). They moved to Boston, flirted with Capital Records for a demo deal, changed their line-up and their name to Augusta Furnace and remained active in the Boston music scene. Presently, Coolie Pool’s live shows, from the now infamous indie fest gig in Cancun with The Cliks, to the clubs of Boston, are not to be missed. They released their first EP, "To Drive" in the fall of 2008. Past musical collaborations include playing with Chris Toppin (formerly of Fuzzy), Stranger than Pretty, Pincurl (spokenword and music project with award winning poet/writer/musician CD Collins ), Ellis Paul, Fred Small, Charley Kohlhase, Jane Wang, Lydian Peoples Front, Satako, Fujii, and Rob Levit.

Contact:
Sandy Zaragoza
126 Village Ave, Dedham Ma 02026
617-834-7419
zarazoom@yahoo.com

Lyrics

Here It Comes

Written By: Zaragoza

I can say it you can't say it's good enough for you

You can't see it you can"t say it's good enough for you

I can't say it I can say it's good enough for you

You can't say it you can say its good enough for you

I can say it, I can say it's good enough

Scape

Written By: Emily Dickinson Poem

thought went up my mind today that i had before
but did not finish some way back
i could not fix the year
nor where it went nor when it came
the second time to me

what it was... what it was.....

do i have the art to say

but somewhere in my soul i know
i have felt the thing before
it just reminded me
twas all

what it was what it was
do i have the art to say

Fresh Nectar

Written By: Horstmyer

Light lengthening, warming things,
shaping shadows through the trees
she's sleeping,dreaming.ghosting visions into me

I swear i got the power, she poured into me
It used to be a struggle now it sets me free

Breeze flickering, candle flame, Incense burning on the coals
Crow cawing me, heathen thing, Flying solo through the storm

A layer unfolding, a skin, a cocoon metamorphosing into something new shows itself to you

Do be wild, child
Drum your feet upon the ground
Laugh heartily, feeling free
Leaping high into the sound

And if you’re ever lonely you can Come on over here
To keep a steady vigil
‘til the dawn appears

I Don't Know

Written By: Castellano

I don't know if i have seen it before
I don't know if i've felt it before
I don't know if I've heard it before

Beauty is a rare thing
Beauty is a rare thing
It's a rare thing

Heard it before
Beauty is a rare thing ...

Darling

Written By: Azarian

Here come, here comes my darling
Up over the hill
Here comes, here comes my darling
Her face is red and her hands are white
She's been dead for a thousand years
While i've been alive,
Here comes , here comes my darling
I must be dead

Here comes my darling

Collumns

Written By: Zaragoza

Girl all a glow
secrets unknown
I don't know what she is going through

Going through
Going through
I don't know what she is going through

Girl all a glow
secrets unknown
I don't know what she is going to

Squeeze of her hand
Trust of the muse
I don't know where she is going to

Going to
Going to
I don't know where she is going to

Show me the way
Show me the way
Show me the way to the inside

Eye Die

Written By: Castellano

It's the same everyday
I wake up
I see where I want to go
In all hope I travel
With some faith that I take home

I wish I had your eye
I wish I had your eye
I wish I had your eye

Cause I die
And I leave
And all the seas let go
Crashing in wakes
That only I know

I wish I had your eye
I wish I had your eye
I wish I had your eye

Cause I die
No witnesses to this tragedy
Rooms all within me
All my life because it's within
Eye Die

I die
It's all inside
I die

Soldier (Eclipse)

Written By: CD Collins

Lyrics by CD Collins

Tonight a shadow covers the moon
A shadow, just a shadow, the world
The moon is full of singing it's familiar song of O's
The voice vibrates in the hard cavities
Until the planet seems to live
There's a woman walking under the moon
In the barren streets of the town
As the shadow bites into the hard edges

You can say this one traverses the sky
Long trails of light blurs weaving themselves into her heart
You could say her heart was the moon, cold and bright
Or her eye, in one quarter view
Yet these are only images

The light of the moon is a dust of glass
Reflecting a distance star
The moon surface slippery like silica
Faintly reflected like volcanic sand
You can say the moon always shows the same face
As it revolves with the earth
In the light of the home star
You could say, yet this only science

The shadows light small
into the voices small
A reverberation
She steps into a doorway out of the moon
Listen as the voices rise from the planets
Sea of clouds, sea of showers, ocean of storms

She hears the songs about hushed deaths and persistent shadows
The Song about the sea that must grow to the size of a galaxy
In one lifetime
So that it may contain this
astonishing, temporary, illumination!

I Don't Know

Written By: Castellano

I don't know if i have seen it before
I don't know if i've felt it before
I don't know if I've heard it before

Beauty is a rare thing
Beauty is a rare thing
It's a rare thing

Heard it before
Beauty is a rare thing ...

Discography

"Still Life" EP 023 Records Feburary 2012

"Expose Your Muse 2009", compilation CD Public Muse Group. Distribution the Midem Exhibition in Cannes, France Jan 2009.

"To Drive" Self Released EP 023 Records
copyright 2008
Distribution to College Radio 10/08 Apples and Cats Media

Set List

1 set 60+ minutes

Soldier
Scape
I Don't Know
Fresh Nectar
Goblin
Bound
Satt
Here it Comes
Eye Die
Darling
Columns
Spark It
Sphinx
Volvo
Art