Guitar driven, pop-infused rock, inspired by the songs of the 1960s, this Austin-based foursome puts a modern twist on a classic sound. You'll find yourself singing along after the first listen, as each song strikes the perfect balance between new and familiar.
Based in Austin, after stints in New York and Los Angeles, front man and former solo artist David Tenczar has expanded The Greatcoats to include Brandon Stein on drums, Jay Cesak on bass and vocals, and Greg Rosenbaum on lead guitar.
Evading predictable melodies at every corner and twisting songs to resemble the likes of The Beatles, Dr. Dog, and The Hollies, their self-titled debut album is rich with upbeat instrumentation and lush harmonies that make the music complex and engaging.
Leaving behind the acoustic guitar and the home studio recording style synonymous with their debut, The Greatcoats' new sound is full of energy. Their new EP, "Find Someone Else," gives you a satisfying taste of their unique brand of music, and leaves you with a sense for what is still to come. The tracks are simple but layered, slick but not over-polished. The release date for this first EP was November 29, 2011, with plans to put out more like it every few months.
With music that has been described as "fresh and honest with the insatiable hooks of veteran pop masters," The Greatcoats are carving their name into the Austin independent music scene.