No Kill shares new single " Better" from her debut album "Gold Chorus" due for release 25 June 2021 via Fear of Missing Out Records and Substitute Scene Records.
No Kill, the solo project of Brooklyn-based artist Jamie Cogar, releases new single “Better” from her forthcoming debut album, “Gold Chorus”–due for release 25 June 2021 via Fear of Missing Out Records and Substitute Scene Records.
New single “Better” is a hazy dose of introspective shoegaze about the end of a relationship and moving forward as Jamie Cogar explains:
“Better is about the end of a relationship. It’s about growing stronger and learning to live
with loose ends.”
On debut album Gold Chorus, Jamie Cogar has produced a subtly infectious set of contemporary shoegaze tracks, strung together by shimmering reverb and tethered by drone. Cogar complicates pop song structures with lush textures and hazy, spacious layers of guitar. The result is an expansive, melody-driven sound that brings to mind Raveonettes, Jesus and Mary Chain, and the Dum Dum Girls’ 60s-influenced hooks, like a shoegaze Mazzy Star.
Originally from the Maine coast, Cogar moved to Brooklyn in 2008. Her music often returns to the power of the rocky shores and bleak winters she left behind. Cogar’s reverence for that kind of natural violence comes through in her music in the tension between waves of reverb, her ethereal vocals, and the caustic feedback of the guitar. Cogar taught herself to play guitar as a teenager by playing along with 90s grunge on the radio, which she credits as an influence in her songwriting. She still plays by ear, which she says frees her to think about sound in a playful and inventive way. That inventiveness defines and animates Gold Chorus.
Picture by KATHERINE ABBOTT
“Gold Chorus” is released 25 June 2021 via Fear of Missing Out Records and Substitute Scene Records.