Friday, April 2, 2010


We are on Facebook! Click Here, become a fan!

Also, we will be performing live at T.T. the Bear's Place in Cambridge on April 27th. We go on first, so get there early.

After many weeks of unexpected detours (both personally and musically), "Esses", our lullaby EP is now in production and should be arriving any day now. We will have copies at our show; if you can't make the show email me and I can send it to you electronically (

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Although our blog will at times remain dormant, I assure you we are up to many wonderful things here in "Coo & Howl" land. All of us are beside ourselves with excitement as we head back into the studio this weekend to begin recording our first full-length album. It will comprise somewhere between 10-12 songs (a nice mix of electric/acoustic material) and should be available by the end of summer 2010.

For those of you who cannot wait that long, never fear, on February 6th we will be mixing/mastering a three-song EP of Coo & Howl lullabies. Inspired by the birth of my first niece, Isla Grace, this EP is chock full of nighttime imagery of sleepy fishes and oh-so-tired dinosaurs (not to mention the first Coo & Howl song written on a ukulele!). A sneak peek at the cover:

Look for it in a few weeks!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Blast from the Past

Long before Matt and I stumbled upon the Coo & Howl concept, he was singing in the band Joy (with current Coo & Howlers Matt Dodge and Dan Madri). Joy caught the eye of Jonathan Bekemeier (director of music videos for the Pixies and Buffalo Tom) who generously offered to shoot/conceptualize a video or their song "Tiger's Paws". The band offered me the opportunity to edit the video, which I very graciously accepted. It's a great song, and quite frankly, it's a pretty damn good video. I thought it would be fun to share this, so let's reminisce! Watch the video by clicking HERE.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Holiday Update

(photo: Tyler Pollard)
Hello friends. The following gratitude is way overdue, but the trivialities/realities of the working life have prevented me from devoting much effort to the band and/or blog. Nonetheless, I would like to extend a heart-felt "thank you" to all who attended our live performance a few weeks ago. It was great to see so many familiar, and even unfamiliar faces in the crowd. The band had a great time and have already begun musing over the possibilities of another show in February or March. Look for a video clip of the show to be posted soon.

And it seems more kind words are being shared about our record: NEW REVIEW

For those of you interested in some new material, we have already put down guitar tracks for an upcoming, acoustic, top-secret EP. And if that weren't enough, as soon as Matt Dodge returns from fixing bridges in the Bahamas, we will begin basic tracks for our first full-length record! Indeed.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Guten Tag! & Self-Promotion

As we prepare for our first live performance (tomorrow!), I thought it would be fun to direct you to our first international review. Common Folk Meadow is a German blog discussing "fine acoustic folk & some alt. country & some dream pop" and they have reviewed our EP Water Came and Cooled Us All. Want to read it? Click HERE.

Did you know we have a MySpace page?! Yup. There are even some "bonus" tracks which do not appear on any of our (one) recordings that you can listen to/enjoy. Link: Coo & Howl MySpace

We hope to see some of you tomorrow at our show (PAs Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave., Somerville, MA. Show starts around 9, Coo & Howl hits the stage around 10:30 or so). We've "electrified" our set, so get ready for some grit. And scotch.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

CDs A-Plenty

It's official. We finally have copies, in hand, of our first release Water Came and Cooled Us All. The box is in my dining room waiting for dispersal. Want one? Just ask, we'll be more than happy to hand one over. If digital is your game, you can go here to download the record in it's nineteen-minute entirety:

If you do want to download, do so quickly. Although initially free, our "success" has the price per track jacked up to 9¢ at the moment; price increases happen with higher viewing/listening numbers. Tomorrow, it could be as high as 11¢, you never know.