It sucks that I need to acknowledge this. A band this excellent should not be saddled with any of the fallout surrounding the Bill Cosby scandal. The only thing they have in common is a last name. So we’re done with that because Cosby the band will instantly redeem the name for you.
After playing in their own bands for many years, brothers Chris and Chip Cosby decided it was time they came together and combine their influences. And that has proved to be a good decision. Joined by their long time friend Mike Levinson, Cosby is an irresistible mighty force.
Cosby’s new single “Heartracer” captures the Richmond, Virginia band’s love for synth and modern indie dance spiced with chillwave, shades of prog rock and 80s Brit Pop. I hear The Killers, Passion Pit, M83, early U2 in the music and a tad of Geddy Lee in the vocals. But Cosby’s sound belongs only to them.
Cosby says there is a definitive message behind “Heartracer.” The band explains that the track captures “that moment when we finally feel at ease with the realization that we are all, for better or worse, heading in the same direction on this big floating rock in space we call Earth.”
“Heartracer” was produced by the three members of Cosby. It was mixed by Stewart Meyers and mastered by Alan Douches at Westside Mastering Studios. It’s worth several listens, a download and a place in your party, work out, chilling mix.
While you’re at it, check out Cosby’s debut album In Flight, a well-received record that pushed the band into the spotlight. They opened for Future Islands and were semi-finalists in 2013’s International Songwriting Competition.
With a big beautiful sound like this, we’re glad these fine artists came together.
Watch the music video for “Heartracer,” an awesome blend of vintage MTV and the now.
Chris Cosby- Keys/Synth Vox
Chip Cosby Guitar/Vox
Mike Levinson Drums/Percussion
Production: Produced by Cosby
Mixed by Stewart Meyers
Mastered by Alan Douches at Westside Mastering Studios
Feature image by: Peter Beliaev