From Audio Levee EP (2011), more tunes at SoundCloud links:
The always amazing Cold Man video (2010):
Audio Levee was recorded at Drew's home studio from March to June 2011. Tell Everyone You Know was recorded from July 2009 to April 2010. Drew made all that noise through a variety of techniques from guitars to field recordings of trains and bacon. Hope you enjoy. New music out soon!
What You Need to Know about Drew Cooke: I'm from New Orleans. The first albums I remember hearing: The Beatles' Abbey Road, my sister's Madonna and Micheal Jackson records. Later, I got my first cassette: Run DMC's Raising Hell, followed by The Beastie Boys' License to Ill. Started playing guitar at 12, joined bands playing Grunge to Classic Rock to Folk/CoffeeHouse jams. I got wrapped up in any stringed instruments from banjo to violin: Zepplin and Sex Pistols covers with firends, upright bass for school jazz band, banjo for school musical, jazz guitar camps. Somewhere I got wrapped up in fiction and art, but it just gave me more skills for the musical return.
Now, I'm combining all this good stuff for your listening pleasure. I work alone so you don't have to listen to nothing but pure head tunes.
Audio Levee Album Credits :: Writing, Instruments, Vocals, Noises, Mixing: Drew Cooke :: Mastering: Drew too
Tell Everyone You Know Album Credits :: Writing, Instruments, Vocals, Noises, Mixing: Drew Cooke :: Mastering: Whitehall Sound and Headroom Records
More about Tell Everyone You Know and Audio Levee: They were recorded in a 4ft by 6ft recording box I built called THE ROXX BOXX--an awesome upholstered indestructable (but detachable) system of panels with multiple layers of insulation and old t-shirts. Many of the weird noises you hear are recordings of bacon sizzling or trains cruising or staplers crunching or buses hitting sewer grates, but mostly bacon in the pan. And some birds.