Monday, April 30, 2012

Young Talent - Niño Lobos

Check out the new "Robotics" EP from Niño Lobos, produced by Jeremy Park over at Park Audio.  You can listen to all of "Robotics" right here via their ReverbNation page, plus watch a nice little video for their single "Taking Over Stereos."

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tracks of the Week

Every Sunday of every week The C.O.T. will be posting a pair of local tracks that we think you need to hear.  They may be new, they may be older, but either way they are going to be awesome!  

This week we bring you a double-dip of tracks from Finn Riggins.  The first is the title track off of their "A Whale, A Fish EP" from back in 2007.  Next we move to the present day with "Arrow," off of the recently released "Benchwarmers EP."  Cool to see how their sound has evolved over the years.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Tracks of the Week

Every Sunday of every week The C.O.T. will be posting a pair of local tracks that we think you need to hear.  They may be new, they may be older, but either way they are going to be awesome!  

We started this week with a newer instrumental track from indie-rockers Uintahs, but upon release of their first studio recorded track "I'm Not Home," we retracted the original in favor of the silky smooth vox on the new jam.  The next track is from Aaron Mark Brown off of his recent release "Realities of Grandeur," on local label Sunless Sea Records.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Almighty Godcrotch

Here's a little video we got with"The" Josh Gross and Godcrotch outside the Record Exchange on Record Store Day.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Happy Record Store Day!!

Freak Alley Gallery

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

araabMUZIK at Treefort via Neighborhood Brains

Sick video from Treefort posted by music blog 
Neighborhood Brains
(with cameo from our very own Matt Bull)

Monday, April 16, 2012


Youth Lagoon on Deer Lodge

Beaver Log Album Review: "Ocean Howell," by La (SEA), produced McCall grown Olee

     As untold numbers of bands flood the internet everyday, it has become obvious that bands are searching for any way possible to set themselves apart from the masses. What seems to be getting left out of the equation all too often is one essential element of getting noticed as a band…making good music. Hip-hop has been no exception. That being said it is with pride that we give you Ocean Howell. Ocean Howell is the forth album from Seattle emcee La (Language Arts). Over the past the few years, La has made his name well known on the Seattle scene after dropping some praise laden records and being dubbed 2010 King of Seattle Battle champion. La's rhymes are polished, tight, and witty as hell. Packed with word play and cultural references (the title and every song are named after pro skaters…sick), the album definitely requires multiple listens to fully appreciate the guile with which he crafts his rhymes.
     Luckily, multiple listens are welcomed thanks to the dirty, dirty beats produced by our man Olee. While listening to the easy-like-Sunday-morning soul and jazz samples that Olee employs, you can tell that he is not only perfecting his craft, but has also developed one of the finest create-digger ears on the scene. Production is smooth, mellow, and rich. He makes the music sing and fill out the recording in a way few others on his level are even attempting, let alone achieving. Add in the musician's touch of Miketron on the instrumentation, and your left with a layered, multi-faceted record on which the creators have managed to do multiple things well. Most importantly of which…made good music.
words: beaver
Listen to "Ocean Howell" in its entirety below

Saturday, April 14, 2012

FREE Guitar lesson from Steve Meyers

Local musician Steve Meyers will be giving a free guitar lesson (open house style) today (4/14) downtown at River City Guitar (574 w. Main St).  You may have seen Steve playing at last night's Food Truck Rally.  There, now you have something productive to do on a Saturday.

Friday, April 13, 2012


Trikata is a local rock power trio that can be seen frequently down at Fatty's Bar.  They can also be heard right here on The C.O.T. via their Soundcloud page.
Check 'em out on Facebook for info on upcoming shows.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


The C.O.T. presents, live music from Steve Meyers and Jac Sound.
Hopefully things will be a little less chaotic than last rally, we will definitely be prepared with more than a card table.  We will be fully stocked with original merchandise from The C.O.T. Shop.
Oh yeah and a bunch of tasty food and beer!  Peep the poster below for more details!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bad Art Mad & Spastik... Youtube sensations?

Boise emcee Arthur Maddox  and producer Spastik gettin' down on a "CRX session."  The video has only been up for a few days and already has close to 90,000 views.  It may never reach Numa Numa fat kid status, but the video is sick and its cool that so many people are checking it out.  Nice work dudes!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Idahomiez Show Ep. 2 "Livin' The Dream."

Livin' the Dream, the second webisode in the Idahomiez series, dropped last Monday. (Treefort madness put us a little behind on the posts). This installment features our favorite crew of filthy shredders sending it in the Idaho backcountry, riding pow that will leave cream in your jeans, and kickin' it so tough at Burgdorf that you'll wonder why you ever cared about your job. To tune in hit up the Idahomiez link and catch up on this little gem-state gem.
words: beaver

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Multitalented Jenny Bowler

Introducing Jenny Bowler 
Graphic artist, web designer, photographer and poet.  
Check out Jenny's website, "A Jenny For Your Thoughts."
Also, while we did snap our own photos at Treefort Music Fest, we are more excited to share photos taken by dedicated local photographers like Bowler.  Follow the links below to check out two nice sets of Treefort photos on her facebook page.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Tracks of the Week

Every Sunday of every week The C.O.T. will be posting a pair of local tracks that we think you need to hear.  They may be new, they may be older, but either way they are going to be awesome!  

With all of the awesome madness that was Treefort Music Fest, we got a little behind on the tracks of the week, but we are making it up to you all with some very solid jams.  The first of from The Dedicated Servers and the second from LERK.  Enjoy!