Cotillon - The Afternoons (Modern Sky USA/Burger Records)
Add Date: 09/05
Focus Tracks: 2, 3, 4, 7, 9
Artist Info: Cotillon is the moniker of Jordan Corso, a New York City based artist with ties to both San Francisco and Los Angeles. The Cotillon story began in the fall of 2013, when Corso accepted an invitation from Chet "JR" White to move into his spare bedroom in San Francisco and develop his debut LP, a room famous for housing prolific songwriters such as Christopher Owens, Tobias Jesso Jr, and Cass McCombs, who all worked under White's wing. Under White's guidance, Corso wrote and recorded his first album and inked a deal with the great California indie label Burger Records.
After Corso recorded a large collection of demos in his apartment, it began time to figure out how to craft LP number two. The first person he showed them to was Shane Butler of New York via Boston's Quilt, whose work Corso strongly admires. Butler called his friend Al Carlson (who helped Annie Clarke craft St. Vincent in his parents basement, record and mix artists such as Oneohtrix Point Never, Wild Nothing, Ariel Pink, and Butler's own Quilt) and booked time at Greenpoint's classic Gary's Electric Studio which Carlson calls home, and together they began crafting Cotillon's sophomore effort, The Afternoons over the span of the summer. The Afternoons also features Jon Nellen (Ginla) on drums and synthesizer and guest piano from John Andrews (Quilt, Woods).