Los Colognes with Lauren Morrow
The Basement East
Fri, Oct 12 8:30 pm
Los Colognes: Nashville, Tennessee’s Los Colognes will release their second full-length, Dos, on September 4th. The album follows their critically acclaimed 2013 debut, Working Together, and was recorded in the summer of 2014 at Bombshelter Studios in Nashville (Alabama Shakes, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Benjamin Booker). Dos features Billy Bennett (MGMT, The Whigs, Drive-By Truckers) as engineer/mixer, was mastered by John Baldwin and was self-produced by the band. About three seconds into opening track “Baby, You Can’t Have Both,” with its playful, dancing piano and guitar lines, Los Colognes announce the intention of Dos. Influences ranging from JJ Cale, the live Dead, and Dire Straits are all worn proudly, with its six members, and particularly the core songwriting duo of drummer Aaron “Mort” Mortenson and guitarist/vocalist Jay Rutherford, making jam music for fans of songwriters, classic rock for a younger generation. Lauren Morrow: After almost a decade of playing with their band The Whiskey Gentry, Lauren Morrow alongside her husband, Jason, has stepped out with a new project under the lead singer's name. Backed by a new band of local Nashville players and friends, Lauren Morrow branches out from the bluegrass and traditional country roots of The Whiskey Gentry with different styles and sounds - it's a little more rock 'n' roll and Americana, while still showcasing Lauren's impressive vocal abilities and their strong storytelling songs.