Coco is the project of accomplished musicians Maia Friedman (of Dirty Projectors, Uni Ika Ai), Dan Molad (of Lucius, Chimney), and Oliver Hill (of Pavo Pavo, Dustrider). Old friends with rich history, the trio came together on an afternoon in Los Angeles with easy chemistry and open expectations. The result was a new, wholly collaborative and prolific approach to crafting songs.
The band released their sensational self-titled debut in 2021 via First City Artists. Over ten tracks, Coco outrightly defy decade, their sound sitting as comfortably with the intimate pop of Stereolab or Arthur Russell as the iconic sweeping productions of the Carpenters or Astrud Gilberto. Full of human energy, the music feels at once tightly constructed and expansive, inviting the listener to wander and explore its hallways. Its sense of momentum casts a gentle, funky, melodic spell.
Gorgeously hazy & harmonic, Coco’s brazen dream pop has garnered enthusiasm oilen of NPR’s All Songs Considered, KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic and Raul Campos, BBC’s Lauren Laverne and Marc Riley, and Mark Foster on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation among others.