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Sounds: Coke // Vegan

There’s nothing that speaks to me more than a solid bass line and the first 40 seconds of this track by post-hardcore band Coke are nothing but that. Hello I love you, won’t you tell me your name.

Bay Area outfit Coke draws on influences from noise rock to post-hardcore to krautrock, resulting in a sound that is jarring yet familiar. It’s a little Fugazi meets The Jesus Lizard—which if you can master that kind of sound and then add your own element to it, you’re doing a damn good job.

You should’ve listened to more Sonic Youth in college

Their debut EP, out on Text Me Records, is marked by persistent rhythms, angular guitars and abrasive vocal work. Listen to Vegan below, or you can totally just listen to the whole album on Spotify.

The guys just played an official Noise Pop Festival Happy Hour on 2/23 and are now going on a mini west coast tour to support their EP.

Upcoming tour dates

• 3/15 House of Pigeons, Eugene
• 3/16 Black Lodge, Seattle WA w/ Feed, Patti
• 3/17 Pop Tavern, Portland OR w/ Honey Bucket & Patti
• 3/23 Eli’s, Oakland w/ Club Night / Coke / Sabrina Is Not In This Chat / Patti – EP RELEASE SHOW

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