San Franciscan musician and visual artist, Tim Cohen has turned his hand to many different genres over the years, releasing a diverse collection of albums ranging from Hip-Hop to psychedelic-folk and garage.
Performing both as a solo artist and a member of various acts including Sonny and The Sunsets, Hattatak, The Latter and The Forest Fires Collective, Magic Trick is Cohen’s latest venture and this project has helped to establish him as a leading figure in San Francisco’s independent garage and psych-rock music scene.
Empty Cellar Records released his latest album, ‘Other Man’s Blues’ this August and have described how, “this offering from the band finds songwriter, Tim Cohen at a crossroads. It was written and recorded during a year that split his time between two lives, in two worlds. The newer of these worlds was on a horse ranch in the Arizona desert where he and his partner spent their first year with their newborn daughter. The other was the music world. The latter took place on the road, on tour with Magic Trick or with the Fresh & Onlys. And in the case of Other Man’s Blues, it took place for one week at Phil Manley’s Lucky Cat Studios in San Francisco.”
Taken from this album comes the fast paced ‘I Held The Ring,’ one of the albums more upbeat tracks which offsets a driving rhythm against steady lead and soft backing vocals; it’s an easy listen with great contrast and an inviting melody. Check it out above.
‘Other Man’s Blues’ is out now and can be purchased from here.