I’ve been a fan of Paul Cook’s voice for quite some time; he’s been featured on this site with his band Paul Cook & the Chronicles. I felt like the opening track from their new LP, Cheers Love, was the perfect way to get music coverage started this week; it’s light and airy, the way we all wish our Monday’s were, starting fresh. I really love the way the “hello moon” of the chorus just kind of hangs in the air, washing over you with emotion, as the moonbeams would do on a late night walk under the stars. Cheers Love, the new LP, is now available!
Strangely, I thought we covered a lot of territory last week, especially as I ran too much goodness on Friday. But, apparently we had a measly 14 songs run, plus some Levitation wrap-ups and a show-preview or two in the pages. I was excited to hear new music from both Seazoo and En Attendant Ana, both who’ve been quiet for a bit. Plus, that Field School and Heather Trost dropping Friday pretty much made the week a whole pile of awesomeness, in my book anyways. Visit if you will.
Paul Cook and the Chronicles have popped up over here on ATH throughout the years, with the band steadily churning out incredible pop songs. Friday, the band dropped a brand new single, leaving us with this crisp bit of churning guitars that scream with melody. Cook’s voice is always a charmer, able to stretch into different tones, but the highlight of this song came via the track’s closing moments; it’s a sharp little jam that would likely have fans of acts like War on Drugs salivating at the musicianship, which seems like plenty of reason to get behind the band. Keep an eye out, as the band continue to crank out hit after hit!
Paul Cook is one of those songwriters that just keeps at it, switching gears, changing directions, clearly leaving you in awe of his craft. The London musician just dropped this brand new tune with his outfit Paul Cook & the Chronicles, and its driving home that pure classic pop rock sound, the sort you might hear coming from a classic set by the Oneders, or more recently, Brendan Benson when he was younger…not to mention a little Teenage Fanclub nod in there around the 2 minute mark. Hooks are abundant throughout, but if you’re not singing the chorus along with Paul by the end of this song, you clearly weren’t listening. Clearly this is prime Paul Cook, so let yourself sit back and enjoy good old pop rock n’ roll. The whole Old Pursuit EP is live today!
We’ve let Paul Cook and the Chronicles grace our pages quite frequently, as I’m of a huge fan of the songwriting. There’s a purity to his approach, sometimes wearing the influences of his heroes, but usually just relying upon his great knack to create sweet melodies. Here in Austin, the air just got cooler, the sun’s out and feel like a this tune is the perfect way to take you all into the weekend. It’s a carefree tune, with Paul’s vocals layered to maximize their ability to hook listeners. His new Until I Fall AsleepEP will be available on November 18th…and he promises more EPs to come in the next little while. But for now, happy Friday with this uplifting jam.
I’ve long chronicled (see what I did there) the work and career of Paul Cook, and I’m happy to say that I can always find something enjoyable in his work. He’s a trust worthy pop songsmith, so when he passed over his new EP with request to run a new tune, I couldn’t deny him. There’s subtle touches in his work that elevate his songs above your average fare, like the female touches that come through the background during the latter half of this number. If you like what you hear, his Night Fires EP is available for free HERE.[audio:https://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/01-Night-Fires.mp3]
Download: Paul Cook & the Chronicles – Night Fires [MP3]
I’ve got a really soft spot for Paul Cook and the Chronicles. Paul’s got this heavenly voice that reminds me of more innocent days of music enjoyment. On the band’s latest single, there’s this light bit of guitar that lays quietly beneath the rest of the production…which isn’t too shabby in and of itself. Duties for recording this track were done by Todd Roache, who also handled the work on Paul’s “Radar.” At some point, I expect the group to finish up touches on a full-length, but for now, they’re letting us enjoy this beauty for free.[audio:https://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Come-Out-Wherever-You-Are.mp3]
Download: Paul Cook – Come Out Wherever You Are [MP3]
Seems like Thursday’s are good for really great pop tunes, so why not give you another one from Paul Cook and the Chronicles. The project is mostly the work of Paul Cook, who occasionally gets by with a little bit of help from his friends, such as drummer Phil Wilkinson. I like Paul’s work; it always reminds me of the less-kitschky version of Darwin Deez. It’s all pop music, and no unnecessary filler. This is the first track off the Radar EP, which will see a release on June 1st, but you can enjoy the tune below right now.[audio:https://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/01-Radar.mp3]
Download: Paul Cook and the Chronicles – Radar [MP3]
This new tune from Paul Cook floated into my inbox last week, and I wish I had gotten to it earlier. It’s a smooth little pop ditty from the singer-songwriter, who uses his Chronicles to provide listeners with a look into his life. Clearly this song is about a lady leaving our songwriter during the holidays, so its fitting that we’re in the midst of our own holiday season. If you like what you hear, I advise you to spend some time with Paul’s back catalogue; it’s filled with songs just as great as the one you’ll find below.[audio:https://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Paul-Cook-The-Chronicles-Wood-On-The-Fire.mp3]
Download: Paul Cook and the Chronicles – Wood On The Fire [MP3]