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Richmond, Virginia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Richmond, Virginia, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
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"Music 2 Rise: Fresh Picks, Cosby."

Video Content. - Music 2 Rise.

"RVA Magazine. Shows to see."

It's not too often that you hear about a band celebrating their one-year anniversary of starting to play shows, but Cosby has gotten a lot done since they started playing out last summer, and they want to celebrate their accomplishments thus far with all of you. This alt-pop band, led by Cosby brothers Chip (guitar) and Chris (keyboards), have released In Flight, an album of wistfully melodic early-Killers style modern New Wave tunes, as well as opening for Future Islands, playing Dominion Riverrock and Pocahontas State Park, and headlining at the National. More importantly, they've presented a tight, polished live show and a collection of amazing tunes every time they've taken the stage. - RVA Mag.


It’s an interesting blend. Cosby mixes guitars with synth-beats and atmospheric keyboard-layers. You like the Killers? 80s music in a very modern jacket? Brian Eno-soundscapes? Check out the band from Richmond, VA.

Cosby. Two brothers. One band.”

- that’s what the band’s bandcamp-page says. For their debut album “In Flight” (released November 29th, 2014) Chris and Chip Cosby brought drummer Josh Santamaria – what a name, by the way – into the studio.

Listen to Cosby’s first album below. The playlist starts with track 8 but you can skip back and forward, too… We recommend starting with track one. -

"Album Review: Cosby – In Flight"

The debut album from the Cosby brothers (Chip and Chris) is a fevered return to those MTV glory days of The Cure, Depeche Mode, Culture Club, Duran Duran and every other great British pop band that didn’t scare you away with a Flock of Seagulls-style haircut. With co-band leader Chip Crosby taking a slight left turn here away from his work with the stellar San Francisco band Loquat, this is a blast of 1986 post-disco synth-pop that bleeds melody and synthesizers over 12 bubbly tracks. The type of music that allowed the 80′s to forget all about the Bee Gees. Tracks such as the title track are downright exuberant. Slickly-produced brazen throwbacks to the songs you used to pray would show up on Friday Night Videos. The album glides and bounces from track to track and every time I’d move my mouse back to their site I was waiting to see an image of Mark Goodman’s afro or Martha Quinn. - The Way That He Sings

"Cosby, "Get It Back""

Here's a video from a new Richmond trio formed by two brothers, Chris and Chip Cosby. Previously making music separately--Chip in the Richmond emo-pop group Adara, Chris as a solo artist--they've recently combined their efforts, and have a debut album, In Flight, scheduled for release this month. The group, which is rounded out by drummer Josh Santamaria (himself no stranger to playing music with his brothers), just released their first video this week, for a song taken from In Flight.

"Get It Back" clearly owes a debt to the early 80s, straddling the line between Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet's new romanticism and the dark balladry of The Cars' "Drive." The group's stripped-down lineup, with Chris's keyboards standing in for bass, results in a somewhat hollow sound through most of the song, with Chip's guitar focusing mainly on single-note melody lines. The last minute of the track, when Chip introduces a stronger rhythm guitar riff, really takes things up a notch, and even reminds me a little bit of The Jesus And Mary Chain's less noisy early 90s work. I would have liked to hear more of this kind of thing from the rest of the song, but "Get It Back" is clearly intended to be a big romantic ballad, and it works on that level.

The video goes well with the song's romantic theme; director Dave O'Dell manages to communicate a relatively well-developed narrative through scenes in which a seemingly dysfunctional couple (of which Chris Cosby is the male half) fights, storms off to separately brood, ends up coming back together, and rides off into the sunset on the back of a motorcycle. Interspersed with these shots are scenes of the band, wearing black suits and sunglasses, performing in a dimly-lit room as lasers and multi-colored lights wash over them. The overall effect reminds me of the early Killers, just a bit, with some elements of the movie Drive mixed in there (maybe I'm crazy, but I even see a little bit of resemblance between the Cosby brothers and Ryan Gosling).

If In Flight isn't officially out now, it should be soon, and though we don't have a link from which to order it as of right now, you should definitely keep an eye on Cosby's facebook page for more info. For now, enjoy the video! - RVA Magazine

"Cosby Release Two New Songs; Open For Fun Size On Saturday"

A few weeks ago we brought you the first video from up-and-coming RVA new wave revivalists Cosby. Now the brothers Cosby have premiered two more tracks from their soon-to-be-released debut album, In Flight. Their relatively stripped down lineup--featuring Cosby brothers Chip on guitar and Chris on keyboards, along with Josh Santamaria of fellow brother act The Santamaria Brothers on drums--is no impediment to the lush sound displayed on "Light Of Day" and "Tightrope." The former builds slowly from its quiet, moody opening, in which rich synth layers mix with acoustic guitar strums and reverbed-out vocals from Chris. Eventually it reaches an epic crescendo that makes us think of The Killers crossed with Joshua Tree-era U2. "Tightrope" is more upbeat, with a quicker tempo and ringing guitar leads from Chip. This track definitely has the most energy of what we've heard from Cosby so far, and will probably sound great in a live setting.

Cosby will be performing this Saturday, October 26, opening for reunited RVA pop punk godfathers Fun Size at The Camel (1621 W. Broad St). The show will also feature sets from NYC's The Challenged and young RVA musicians The Weather. Doors open at 8 PM, and admission is $7. The whole show will be a blast, so get there on time and dance all night! For more info, click here. - RVA Magazine


In Flight- November 29th, 2013.
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Cosby. Two brothers. One band.

A combination of musical talent across a wide spectrum, Cosby was created in Richmond, Virginia in the winter of 2012. After years of playing separately, brothers Chris and Chip Cosby joined to combine their talents in songwriting, guitar, piano/keyboards, and vocalization.

Contributing each of their influences of 80's synth and pop with modern indie dance, Brit-pop and chillwave, Cosby soon found that they could combine their similar tastes and musical abilities to create something new, albeit with a twist: a melding of relative musical experience and their relative bloodlines.

The culmination, along with drummer Josh Santamaria, was their debut album, "IN FLIGHT"-- released November 29th 2013. This debut album by the band provides a luscious blend of dream pop aesthetics, indie dance/synth, and progressive textures. Cosby is that band that brings a sound of familiarity, but refreshing take on the music that keeps you returning and begging for more.

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