Before I tell you about Cougar on a Meth Binge, please take a moment to listen to their track “Mono Lake”:
Whoa! Was that a banjo? Incredibly charming and delicate female vocals? Subtle percussion and acoustic guitar coming together to create a droning yet enchanting soundscape? Yes, Cougar on a Meth Binge is in fact a sweet new indie-folk band from the East Bay led by the voice of Lauren Alegre, who is also a member of the perhaps more aptly named Alegre Sisters. Cougar on a Meth Binge’s self-recorded debut EP Greetings Kittens is available as a free download on Noise Trade, and band is planning to begin recording a full length later this month. You can see COAMB in person this Friday night at a fairly new venue in Oakland known as the Red Room. Details are below another Cougar track I enjoy, “High Street”.
Cougar on a Meth Binge, Stephen Raser, Justin K
Red Room (1944 Broadway in Oakland)
March 7, 2014