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Los Colognes Premieres Full Album Video at Live For Live Music

Touring With Blues Traveler This Fall

New Album The Wave Out Now
Praised by Relix, Stereogum, American Songwriter, Consequence of Sound, and more

Last week, Los Colognes released a full album video for their recently released full-length The Wave. Reminiscent of a Windows 98 screensaver, the 43 minute animated video premiered at Live For Live Music, who said “the album is thoughtful and meticulously crafted, with a feel-good vibe that taps into the group’s innate pop sensibilities.”

The band is also about to hit the road with Blues Traveler, stops on the tour include Philadelphia, Dallas, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Watch The Wave full album video below:

So far The Wave has been praised by Consequence of Sound, Relix, Observer, American Songwriter, Team Coco, Culture Collide, and Stereogum, who said “between booming snare and sustained high notes, Los Colognes pack in hazy guitar solos and tropical keyboards that interlock into a tight groove.”

Guitarist/singer Jay Rutherford opines in the song “Flying Apart” – “Nobody believed / We’re all just hoping / Floating down streams.” It’s a song that invokes “the wave” metaphor of the album’s title, while churning through its own sonic sea of shimmering keyboards and guitars anchored by drummer Aaron Mortenson. The music evokes any of the best moments of late seventies or mid eighties FM radio while never being weighed down by the specter of influence. Los Colognes are a young band who have managed to forge their own sound while channeling the best sonic worlds of the decades past. Though The Wave is firmly planted in a retro pop/rock sound, the band has some deep Americana roots, and has backed up artists like Margo Price, Rayland Baxter, Caitlin Rose, Nikki Lane, Jonny Fritz, Andrew Combs, Erin Rae and more.

Stream The Wave via Spotify below:

Unlike the live approach used to record the group’s previous records, The Wave was built from the ground up with attention to each part. There is a certain economy of space in the songs that feels deliberate, while never ceasing to be warm and inclusive. Guitar and keyboard lines drift off each other in between lyrical exchanges while Mortenson propels the beat, sometimes meditative, sometimes driving.

The journey to finish recording The Wave was its own quest for Rutherford and Mortenson, a more deliberate process of creation and craft that shows a band becoming fully aware of its voice and its vision. Los Colognes have given us a singular collection of quietly anthemic tunes held together by philosophical reflection and damn fine rock and roll chops.

Los Colognes Tour Dates:

with Hard Working Americans:
10/5 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
10/6 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City

10/7 – Alexandria, LA – Funktoberfest (Los Colognes Only)

with Blues Traveler:
10/11 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
10/13 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
10/14 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
10/15 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
10/17 – Richmond, VA – The National
10/18 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
10/20 – St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
10/21 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
10/24 – Mobile, AL – The Steeple
10/26 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
10/27 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
10/28 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
10/30 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
11/1 – Minneapolis, MN – The Pantages
11/2 – LaCrosse, WI – The Court Above Main (Los Colognes Only)
11/3 – Indianapolis, IN – Vogue
11/4 – St Louis, MO – Del Mar Hall
11/5 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
11/7 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
11/8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/10 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
11/11 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
11/12 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
11/14 – San Francisco, CA – The Filmore
11/15 – San Francisco, CA – The Filmore
11/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco
11/18 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
11/19 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues

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