Coke Weed X
Coke Weed X
2012 / RLR-11
Coke Weed X is a collaboration between brothers Brendan and Brian Costello, best known for their guitar playing (Brendan) and drumming (Brian) in Lawrence, Kansas indie rock bands Fourth Of July, the Dactyls and the Hips. Liberated from the formulas of lyric-based songs and live band interplay, Coke Weed X evolved as a headphone dialogue, an exploration of shared influences (Boards of Canada, Tortoise, Madlib) and an outlet for the progressive skills and immediacy of ideas that come from years of consistent playing. That they update their influences with a soulful exuberance and explore so many sounds and styles so fearlessly, is testament to the Millenial aesthetic of breaking down the boundaries between genres and repurposing the choicest elements into something more potent and personal. As for the Coke, the Weed and the X, you could say their sound is full of an effervescent presence, that there's nice depth in the details and that, throughout, there radiates a really fantastic vibe.
Recorded and Mixed in Lawrence, Kansas by Brian Costello. Mastered by Carl Saff. Keys, Sampling/Programming, Percussion: Brian Costello. Guitars and Bass: Brendan Costello. Horns on "Sloane": Kelly Hangauer. Guitar on "Gold Linked Chain": Steve Swyers. Drypoint Album Art by Whitney Mahoney.