CAMP COUNSELORS, THE COCONAUTS
717 S. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
In 2010, Jamison, the person behind Teen Daze, had no idea what Four More Years would bring. That debut EP, a collection of blissful home recordings, was the work of a carefree 24 year-old. By 2012, things had changed, as they tend to do: relationships dissolved, illness affected his family, windows for outward communication were closing. The gravity of it all made for constant output; he reached for futuristic utopia with All Of Us, Together, found a devotional sanctuary inside The Inner Mansions, and embraced hibernation on Glacier. In hindsight, this was an artist coping through various forms of introverted escapism. While proud of the material, Jamison sought to break this cycle when approaching the next record. He knew it would take a few leaps of faith, most directly: out of his bedroom... out of his comfort zone. For the first time, he gave up some control, inviting the input of others. Bearing over 30 demos, Jamison joined one of his musical heroes John Vanderslice at Tiny Telephone, his all-analog studio in San Francisco. Beyond the immediate sonic advantages of recording to tape, the sessions with Vanderslice and co-producer Simon Bridgefoot encouraged a new positivity and confidence to his craft. The result is Morning World, eleven fully built, balanced, and expressed songs, the most vulnerable and honest Teen Daze LP to date. Thematically, Jamison paints a familiar picture: a Garden of Eden, a place of transcendent, painfree beauty, but with one key distinction... it’s not real and time there is finite. With vocals boldly up front—surrounded by strings, piano, guitar, and live percussion—he details a realm that, for the first time, has room for more than one. “Where does life go when it’s done,” he poses in the closing moments of “Post Storm”, before lending an answer that evokes the omnipresent wisdom of All Things Must Pass: “a moon replaces morning sun.
The Coconauts are an instrumental surf combo that was lost in a space capsule that was launched on July 4th, 1963: its mission to contact alien life with its out-of-this-world instromatic surf sounds.
Unfortunately, the capsule, Coconaut V, was caught in what was then thought of a time/matter anomaly but is now known as the space/time continuum. In this unfortunate situation, the Coconauts were forced to perform the same day over and over again.
Fortunate for them, it was an incredible concert that was set up on the moon, so during this time they were able to refine and practice their sound. It wasn't until their science officer, David "Countdown" DeStefano figured out how to escape their "Groundhog Day" by applying extreme logic and mad physics formulas, along with intoxicating cocktails and outstanding martial arts skills, to the capsule's trajectory. This was able to provide a "ripple-effect" and caused a momentary worm-hole that first officer Tom "one small step" Armstrong took advantage of with an engine burst.
Under the command of flight commander Matt "tha Kat" Lentz and the spiritual direction of Kurt "Cooter" Nederbrock, the Coconauts were able to re-enter Earth's atmosphere and touch-down near the islands of Micronesia in the South Pacific in July of 2009. Since overcoming their discombobulation of being "lost in time," the Coconauts were discharged from their top secret NASA program and released to the public to bring their incredibly pleasurable act to you live. The Coconauts aim to please, and are sure to convert you with their Coco-naughty sounds of the surf. So, bring a little reverberation into your life, kick back, and imbibe their intoxicating concoction of multi-dimensional sounds of the summer of 1963.
$10.00 - $12.00