photo by Kennth Bachor


Singer-songwriter Sam Cohen has announced he will release his new solo album, The Future’s Still Ringing In My Ears, on May 17 via 30th Century Records. The effort follows up the Yellowbirds frontman’s 2015 solo debut, Cool It, and features co-production from Danger Mouse, a.k.a Brian Burton.

Cohen has also shared the lead single for the record, “Something’s Got a Hold On Me,” which features the musician’s signature psych-leaning production and fuzzy guitar.

“For years I was like, ‘Alright, humans are killing the Earth—we had a good run, but…party’s over, guys!'” Cohen says about the inspiration for the record, which he says came after Burton encouraged him to write songs for a collaborative studio session. “It pains me more now. You can’t protect your kids from what’s to come. The only way to go on is to laugh at it a little, because the weight of it and the profundity of the problems can destroy you. What I want for this music is to connect with people struggling with these same thoughts and feelings. I want people to hear this and say, yes, this is all really heavy, and I also feel helpless, and we don’t have any good answers…but we have each other. And this music sounds really good! It’s all I can offer.”

Listen to the new single below and see Cohen’s upcoming dates with Kevin Morby.



Sam Cohen Tour Dates

all dates w/ Kevin Morby

May 8 – The Theatre at Ace Hotel – Los Angeles, CA
May 10 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
May 11 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
May 13 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
May 14 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA
May 15 – Imperial Vancouver – Vancouver, BC
May 17 – The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT
May 18 – The Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
May 31 – Town Hall – New York, NY
June 1 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
June 2 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
June 3 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
June 5 – The Opera House – Toronto, ON
June 6 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI
June 7 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
June 8 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL