If there’s one thing I’m a sucker for, it’s ’60s style rock. Surf, psychedelic, garage, girl group…I love it all.
Though my Nuggets set is well-worn, I’m always looking for new bands who have just the right jangle without sounding like a total throwback. And I think I’ve found a new favorite: Cotillon. This LA-based trio, featuring Jordan Corso, Zachary Miller, and Michael Madeiros, drove down to Tijuana to find a little inspiration (and, who are we kidding, party a bit, too), and came back with the six songs that make up Cotillon’s White Roses EP (out March 14). It wasn’t just tequila that fueled the garage rock album; they cite the stories of ’60s-era surfing their parents told them as equally influential.
If you don’t believe me, give “The Light” a listen, which we’ve got the exclusive premiere of here on NYLONmag.com. It’s an ode to partying (“Oh no I’m feeling really tired again / So we cut it up in lines so we could chase our endless love of summertime”), punctuated by stop-start drums and undulating guitars. If The Wonders hailed from Hawthorne, California instead of Erie, Pennsylvania, and dropped acid on the regular they might sound something like this. Which, in my world, is the highest of compliments. (Want more? Check out their Bandcamp page!) –REBECCA WILLA DAVIS