Trees is a new project from Cop Shoot Cop member Jim Coleman. His creative work has transitioned over the years into a unique blend of cinematic, electro-acoustic music. Trees, Coleman’s debut release in this genre, creates an intensely personal yet universally transcendent sonic experience. The album is being released August 7 on the Wax And Wane label.
Trees features some extremely talented musicians working with Jim. Kirsten McCord plays cello; she has a release on Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace label, and has worked with musicians such as Elliott Smith, Vic Chesnutt and Jarboe. Phil Puleo, drummer of Cop Shoot Cop and Swans, plays a variety of instruments, from wood flute to a variety of percussion. Phil was the drummer/percussionist in Cop Shoot Cop, and has since played extensively with Michael Gira in Swans. Dawn McCarthy adds vocals to two tracks. Dawn has several releases as Faun Fables on the Drag City label. Ellen Fullman plays her self -created long stringed instrument on two of the tracks as well. Ellen’s music has been represented at The Whitney Museum, Lincoln Center and The Walker Arts Center.
Classically trained in piano and French horn, Jim Coleman exploded onto the indie rock scene in the 1990s with his seminal NYC band, Cop Shoot Cop, playing alongside the likes of Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Helmet, and Marilyn Manson. Initially an art student at The University of Hartford, Coleman went on to obtain a BFA in film from S.U.N.Y. Purchase, being the only student in his class working in experimental film. In the 1990s Coleman’s talents in music, film and art merged with the inception of Cop Shoot Cop. Joining up with a group of like-minded musical misfits, CSC released four full- length albums and several EP’s and Singles on Big Cat and Interscope Records. Coleman also co-directed several of their music videos. Internationally acclaimed, CSC toured during the 90s doing shows with Iggy Pop, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soul Coughing, Jesus Lizard, and Henry Rollins.