Today (Oct. 5), the debut album from exceptional Columbus, Ohio-based singer/songwriter Cole Vargas is being released via Northern Kentucky's SofaBurn Records (home to recent albums from Cincy talent like The TIllers and Lung).
Below check out the premiere of Vargas' music video for the self-titled LP track "Something Bitter."
The album was produced by Ohio music great Kelley Deal (of The Breeders), who originally chose it for a limited-edition vinyl release via the Joyful Noise label's White Label Series last September. The music video was shot by Patrick Bertram Hague at Candyland Recording Studio in Dayton, Ky.
Here's what Deal has to say about being introduced to Vargas and his music:
“Oh, you should hear my son. He plays beautifully! Look at this video of him playing piano,” says a good friend of mine.
I’m thinking to myself, Well of course you like whatever he does… You’re his mother! But instead I say, “Lemme see that.” I watch the video and it’s reeeeally lovely – I am genuinely impressed and ask, “What’s the song he’s playing?” She explains that it’s his own composition and then she tells me about her son, Cole.
He and I worked with Mike Brivadsky at Russian Recording in Bloomington, IN giving sonic cohesion to this collection of dark birds. Drummer Ben Lumsdaine replaced Cole’s computer beats with a human groove, and my friend Jocelyn Hatch played some gorgeous viola.
I’m so pleased to share Cole’s music with a wider audience… an audience other than just a proud mother.”