Boomkat Product Review:
Here's a really strange one, and almost impossible to categorise - no wonder it's on the unpredictable (and excellent) Social Registry label. Firstly I have to say it's got one of the best covers - and although it might veer a little close to Scarlett Johansson's memorable booty shot in Lost in Translation, we can hardly begrudge the band that. It also fits the album surprisingly well, the label describe their music as a blend of psychedelic rock and jazz fusion but I'd go further in saying this is pure blaxploitation at times. 'Cozy Endings' is not a contemporary record in any sense, rather it sounds like the sort of thing Andy Votel might dig out of his bag while Djing with David Holmes, dropping it inbetween a David Axelrod record and "Black Moses", and with this it has all the lightness of touch and humour you would expect. Over six tracks they happily jump from style to style (kind of like a film soundtrack...) keeping an emphasis on heady drum breaks and triumphant soulful playing, and although I hate to say it, the record really has SOUL... in the old-school block party sense of the word. I'm not even kidding, you could play this at a party and the girls wouldn't leave, it's just got that edge, that certain je ne c'est quoi, that sleaze - and I'm not complaining.