Chris and Olivia, City of Olympia, that is C.O.C.O. The C.O.C.O. Sound, harder to define. Chris Sutton is also known for his work as bass player in Dub Narcotic Sound System. In C.O.C.O. he plays the drums, with Olivia on the bass. This is their second album, and it continues their heavy emphasis on the dance quotient in music, exploring different sides of the funk. Using the bare minimum, stripping it down to the bass and drums, breaking it down to it’s essence, but being fully soulful and melodic at the same time. It is a sound refined, yet garagey. A mix of Stax southern soul and thee Headcoats; a sound equally influenced by the Gories, ESG, & Trouble Funk. Their high energy live shows always have the dance floor crowded. They have toured the U.S. with Sleater-Kinney and White Stripes, and played shows around the Northwest with Hot Hot Heat, the Gossip, Chromatics the Microphones and IQU. C.O.C.O. will be touring around the U.S. in the Fall, including Ladyfest South in Atlanta, October 10-13.
C.O.C.O.’s previous album, C.O.C.O. (KLP118), is still widely available. They will be releasing a 12” EP on Yo-Yo Recordings later this year.
released November 3, 2002
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