Snug Harbor Presents:
The Orchidales, Free Clinic, Cobalt Cranes
1228 Gordon St.
Charlotte, NC, 28205
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
Three piece Shoegaze/Garage Rock band from Gaston County, NC.
We really enjoy experimenting and writing and recording and creating and playing and partying and traveling and being rude and then immediately apologizing and passing out in strange places/positions with strange people
Cobalt Cranes blend elements of desert, psychedelic and shoegaze sounds, taking a modern approach to classic California rock. Like many great rock bands before them, Cobalt Cranes have found California to be a big inspiration to their sound.
Hailing from Los Angeles, Cobalt Cranes began when Tim Foley and Kate Betuel bonded over 60's garage punk, 90's shoegaze, and psych rock. The duo began making demos in Tim's apartment, and recorded an Ep titled 'in Media Rez'. The resulting sound was a dynamic mix of primitive, raw garage rock and heart-on-sleeve, lush slow burners. In early 2009 they assembled a live band, began playing locally and embarked on several Southwest and Pacific Northwest tours.
In 2010 they released a single with Atlanta based Zap! cassettes as well as a 7" with French label Frantic City. They continued to tour and play locally in 2011, and released a single on the London based label Tuck shop v. Leg Guitar as well as a single on their own Anticc Records.
This past year Kate and Tim have been writing and recording their debut album, 'Head in the Clouds' while continuing to play local shows. The record is heavily influenced by hard rock album narratives of the early 1970's, versatile shoegaze rock of the early 90's, as well as modern sounds. They also explored and expanded upon what is considered the 'California sound'.
Cobalt Cranes want to assure you that this is not a retro act, in fact far from it. From the vantage point of the modern era, Cobalt Cranes have compiled their influences into a sound all their own and have elaborated upon what they consider Rock 'n' Roll.
Cobalt Cranes released their debut album 'Head in the Clouds' in early 2013, and embarked on national tour.