Free Music Friday! Tim Cohen (the Fresh and Onlys) - "Don't Give Up"
Tim Cohen's third solo release, Magic Trick, finds him still fighting off the demons of a restless musical mind. In the 12 songs collected here, Tim traverses a wide range of conflicting moods while somehow always reenforcing his songs with messages of hope and positivity. "Don't Give Up", "I Am Never Going to Die", and "Flower" are perfect examples of the upbeat melancholy that has defined his solo work to this point. Joined by fellow soul searchers James Kim (Kelley Stoltz band), Noelle Cahill, and Alicia Vanden Huevel (Aislers Set), along with other supportive friends, Cohen has taken long musical strides on this third LP, in terms of arrangement, recording, and overall risk-taking. Recorded at home on the reliable Tascam 388 during breaks from a busy touring schedule with The Fresh and Onlys, Magic Trick captures almost every moment of solitude, longing, and wonderment that passed through Tim's foggy mind throughout his transient 2010. Accompanied by a double 7" which includes songs from the same fruitful period, Magic Trick is a record for all seasons, and should be listened to in the earliest morning.