Marc M Cogman

Nothing is Fantastic

Nothing is Fantastic by Marc M Cogman
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For fans of:Ryan Adams, Pedro the Lion, Wilco, Chuck Ragan, Ray Lamontagne
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  1. The Train and the Tunnel
  2. Fake Constellations
  3. Ode to Disaster
  4. The Trouble with Sinking
  5. The House in the Canyon
  6. Shimmering Mirage
  7. Perspective
  8. Apples Off the Trees
  9. A Story Worth Repeating
  10. Merry Xmas, 2009

This 5th full-length from Marc M Cogman strikes out into new sonic territory. Cogman and his backing band, The Dead Messengers, mine mid 90's alternative rock sounds to provide the backdrop for Cogman's baritone rasp and poetic lyrics. While not a straightforward narrative like his last record (2014's Albatross), Nothing is Fantastic, like most of Cogman's records, focuses on certain themes throughout its ten tracks. This time up, he examines the dangers of magical thinking - from relationships, to religion, to other subjects in between, this record is an examination of the dark underbelly of believing in things.


Produced by Justin Siegel and Marc M Cogman, with invaluable help from Frogs, Joe Napolitano, Steve McDonald, and Giulio Carmassi

Recorded by Joe Napolitano at Contribution (Culver City, CA) Additional recording by Steve McDonald at the Octagon House (Topanga, CA), Giulio Carmassi at Yellow Light Music (Los Angeles, CA), and Marc M Cogman at Gutter Falls (Tulsa, OK).

Mixed and Mastered by Joe Napolitano at Contribution (Culver City, CA)

Album artwork by Edward Carter Simon

Artist photo by Edward Carter Simon

Additional photography by Steve McDonald

Marc M Cogman - lead vox, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, organ, keys, synth

Frogs - bass, electric guitar

Steve McDonald - electric guitar and ebow

Giulio Carmassi - synth, trumpet, trombone

Justin Siegel - drums

Brian Moskin - drums

Jillinda Napolitano - background vocals, keys

Joe Napolitano - background vocals, percussion, electric guitar

For fans of:Ryan Adams, Pedro the Lion, Wilco, Chuck Ragan, Ray Lamontagne
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