Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Good Golly, By Jolly, This Is Really Good! #37

I was a bit skeptical at first to talk about this indie-folk duo, from France, called Cocoon, because never in my life have I heard of these guys ever being mentioned anywhere. And yet the music that they so intricately weave out is so mesmerizingly delightful. The band is composed of one 22 year old, Mark Damumail and a 19 year old Morgane Imbeaud whose music sounds mature way beyond any of their years. Here’s a little snippet from their page on their label.
Two sublime voices that seem made to blend together, an acoustic guitar bursting forth with powerful arpeggios, poignant keyboards and even a catchy ukulele from time to time

The band just released their debut that followed after two EPs, on October last year. My Friends All Died in a Plane Crash is a pretty harsh title for an album, especially when paired with the kind of songs contained in it. This song, Chupee, is simply brimming with the sounds of the aforementioned ukulele, and had me wanting to pack my bags and go on a holiday away yonder. The music sounds wondrously wholesome with gorgeous strokes of melodies. The combination of the two vocals can do now wrong while accompanied with an outpouring of a joyful calm effect. This isn’t the only song to look out for from this band, their debut is rich with other gems that you should also check out and which you can stream on their MySpace page.

Cocoon - Chupee