We are featured in this week’s issue of the Good Times. Pick up a copy on news stands tomorrow and flip to the Love Your Local Bands page. The article talks about some cool stuff like beer pong and Kanye West, but even more exciting that is that we will be playing at the Crepe Place tomorrow night! My Stupid Brother will also be there. We’re looking forward to playing there for our first time.Come join us.
From this weeks Good Times
For Ben Lomond brothers Jamie and Kellen Coffis—the former, a 25-year-old keyboardist and singer, and the latter, a 21 year-old vocalist, guitarist and harmonica player—it’s not a matter of what life has to offer, but when they’ll get it. On “Love On My Side,” off of their debut album, they wonder, if “life is really just a battle with time, and I’m sick and tired of waiting in line, when will that arrow point at me?” Turns out they don’t need Cupid’s assistance, since locals have fallen fast for these budding folk rockers. The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men was released on June 17, after four days in Gadgetbox Recording Studio, with the help of producer Andy Zenczak and friends, The Mountain Men: bassist Mason Hutchinson, drummer Henry Chadwick, and guitarist Kyle Poppen. “We are all more than satisfied with the results because there is a nice mix of impatience and spontaneity on the record, which gives it a kind of personality,” says Jamie. That personality is present throughout the album, with heavy keyboarding and electric guitar complementing Kellen’s country-tinged vocals. Their easygoing disposition shines through too; Jamie admits they’re “pretty damn near 50/50 on songwriting … it kind of sounds like we could have written each other’s songs.” Perhaps the two are so in sync because they play soccer and beer pong together, plus share an affinity for Jackie Greene, Buddy Holly, Tom Petty, Jay-Z and Kanye West. The band heads to The Crepe Place this week for what they consider to be, a life-altering gig. “It’s a rite of passage for a Santa Cruz band to play there,” says Jamie. Little did they know that the lyrics for “Shape I’m In,” would articulate the band’s anticipation for what the future holds: “Yeah, I can taste it. I ain’t never been that close before.”
INFO: 9 p.m. Thursday, July 21. Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. $8/adv, $12/door. 429-6994.
We are happy to announce we will be taking part in what should be a pretty cool event in Watsonville this Saturday July 9th. Check out the information below. On Friday night July 8th we will be in Monterey for the first time at East Village Coffee, show-time 7:30.
Our friend George Chadwick was kind enough to take some awesome pictures of us at our CD release show this past friday. What an unbelievably fun night it was. Thank you to all who were a part of it. Here are some images from that night.
A more comprehensive collection of photos can be found here.
The day has finally come. We are beyond thrilled to be releasing our first album tonight at Don Quixote’s in Felton, CA. Can’t make it out? Worry not, you can listen to the entire album here for free! To download the album, head over to CD Baby.
Got a nice blurb in this week’s issue of the Santa Cruz Weekly. Thanks to Matt Weir for the kind words. Check it out;
Coffis Brothers and The Mountain Men
Don Quixote’s; $10; 8pm
After their KPIG debut, The Coffis Brothers (Jamie and Kellen Coffis) and their backing band, The Mountain Men (Kyle Poppen, Mason Hutchinson and Henry Chadwick) have been a hot ticket in the Santa Cruz area with good reason. Born and raised in the misty hills of Ben Lomond, the Coffis Brothers mix a blend of folk, country and rock with the intensity of personal lyrics into a gritty and often tender harmony of sound. This Friday will mark the release of their first full-length album, The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men, at a show that delivers one part Avett Brothers and one part early Neil Young for a full night of dancing and fun.
Our record release show is next week on June 17th and good golly are we getting excited about it. We’re playing on our home turf in front of our lovely home crowd at Don Quixote’s in Felton, and we’re playing all night. We’re really proud of this record and we are looking forward to this show as a celebration of finishing it and being able to share it. Basically, it’s going to be a god damned good time.
Check out our poster designed by our friend Scott Krueger and we will see you at Don Q’s on the 17th!
Stay tuned this week as we will be receiving some coverage from different media outlets that we will be sharing with you as we promote our tails off in anticipation of releasing our first record.
And now the countdown can officially begin. We really hope to see you all on Friday June 17th.
In the meantime catch us at the 2011 R. Blitzer Gallery opening this Friday (June 3rd) and the Redwood Mountain Faire this Saturday (June 4th). We will be playing on Saturday at 1:30 on the Creekside Stage, see you there!
Less than 24 hours away from our first show at renowned Santa Cruz venue Moe’s Alley. Doors open at 8, My Stupid Brother opens the show. Later this week we’re headed to Club Fox in Redwood City to play a show with our friend Mike Annuzzi.