Pax Aeternum presents Virginiana, the debut solo EP from multi-instrumentalist BONNIE COSBY. Confirming the record for release at the beginning of October, the label has issued its cover art, track listing, preorders, and an advance stream of the opening track, “Midnight Man.”
Though BONNIE COSBY‘s contributions have been heard on releases by a variety of artists in starkly different genres – having recorded with the likes of Bleach Everything, Arepo, and Gregor Samsa – she hadn’t let her own musical vision be heard until now. Virginiana, the first release by the Richmond-based artist, sees her handling vocals, guitar, violin, and musical saw accompanied by members of Bleach Everything and Gardener, with Ricky Olson on drums, keyboards, and synth, Duncan Adams on guitar and bass, Graham Scala providing guitar texture/effects, and Dash Lewis adding modular synth. COSBY crafts a widescreen, hypercolor dreampop tinted with hints of psychedelic texture. The album’s themes of confronting mortality, embracing sobriety, and finding oneself in the middle of drastic social change provide a weighty core at the heart of the album’s ethereal delivery. Though Virginiana defies easy categorization, fans of Ida, Dirty Three, and Beach House will likely enjoy the album.
The bulk of Virginiana was recorded and mixed by Ricky Olson at The Ward in Richmond, Virginia, and Duncan Adams’ and Graham Scala’s contributions recorded in their respective homes in Brooklyn, New York, and Asheville, North Carolina. The EP was mastered by Bryan Walthall and completed with artwork by Scala and BONNIE COSBY.
With the record’s lead single, “Midnight Man,” BONNIE COSBY reveals, “Creating this album and becoming sober at the same time helped me restore faith in myself and in my community of musicians, the best part was watching the vibrancy come back to all my senses, which made the process that much sweeter!”
Stream “Midnight Man,” the opening track to BONNIE COSBY’s Virginiana, now playing at THIS LOCATION.
Virginiana will see release through all digital providers by Dark Operative’s digital imprint Pax Aeternum on October 1st. Find preorders at Bandcamp HERE.
Watch for additional audio previews, video content, and more to post over the weeks ahead.
Virginiana Track Listing:
1. Midnight Man
2. Angel Tree
5. The Moon
6. Dark Horse