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New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
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"Exclusive - Yellowbirds, "The Rest Of My Life", Free Mp3"

In Their Words: "'The Rest of My Life' is about getting comfortable with the idea that a lot of questions never get answered. When I wrote it, I had just made big changes in my life and was thinking about how we never know if we're making the "right" moves; we just do things, and those decisions are proved good or bad by the way we exist with them. I felt kind of comforted by the fact that whoever you are and whatever you do, it's always that way." -

"Yellowbirds, "The Rest Of My Life""

Yellowbirds create sunny, psychedelic folk. Warm and inviting, “The Rest Of My Life” opens with a gorgeous, simple organ chord that seems to linger until it bursts - creating room for the percussion, the jangly guitar, and the hesitant vocals. It is a lot like shade on a warm day, a cool glass of ice tea, a gentle breeze that carries you away. You become so wrapped up in the warmth, you almost forget where you are. Visible and defiant.
- Unholy Rhythms

"Yellowbirds: All About 'The Color'"

Apollo Sunshine is a name equated with inventiveness, and such is the case with frontman Sam Cohen's Yellowbirds.

According to the band's PR, this solo project is the product of "existential lyrical themes" that are "delivered nonchalantly over psyched-out aural landscapes, the picture emerges of a dust-blown, 4th dimensional Future West." While this idea is difficult to grasp, all indications from "The Rest of My Life" from Yellowbirds debut album, The Color, is that overt eccentricity and cinematic themes are at the heart of this work.
- Showered And Blue Blazered


"The Rest Of My Life" (Digital single, October 2010)
"The Honest Ocean" (Digital single, November 2010)
'The Color' (LP and Digital, February 2011)



Yellowbirds is the moniker for the latest musical exploits of Sam Cohen (guitarist / songwriter / vocalist of the psychedelic collective Apollo Sunshine). Cohen grew up in Houston, Texas, and while the Texas of his teens may have been home to Big Oil, Enron, the Bush family, and the drab grey Astros jerseys of the 90's, he prefers to think of it as the Texas of yore- home to Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, the Space Program, and rainbow orange Astros jerseys. It stands to reason, then, that his current home of New York City must be the mythical Empire City - Rocky Mountains of architecture, epicenter of modern art, home to Charles Mingus and The Velvet Underground.

It was with these timeless inspirations in mind that Cohen created Yellowbirds' 'The Color', his "solo" debut. Double-speed auto-harp glissandos, glowing backwards pedal-steel, bubbling echo and fuzz guitars coalesce into a warm wall of sound. As existential lyrical themes emerge, delivered nonchalantly over psyched-out aural landscapes, the picture emerges of a dust-blown, 4th dimensional Future West. This is Cohen's quixotic world where "only the purist tones can be heard".