Nocona: August 28, 2015 The Gutter – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

September 16, 2015


Correspondent Rich Cuiffo writes: “Nocona is about energy, a rock band with history. They draw their roots in country, folk, punk, and rock. They take the psychedelia of the 13th Floor Elevators and mash it up with the Bakersfield sound – Roky and Buck; Love and the Burrito Brothers. The mix of all these eclectic tastes – art and twang and punk and family – comes together to bring a distinct style that takes risks and delivers a sound unlike any other artist today. Their free spirit is evident in up-tempo tunes and infectious hooks with honesty, written by lead vocalist and guitarist Chris Isom.

While several band members have lived and gigged in NYC over the years, Venice, California is where they currently hang their hats.  I’ve been fortunate to spend the last couple of years with them at SXSW in Austin the always dig hearing them live. This was their debut NYC performance with an awesome show of support from friends both old and new.  In typical family style, this gig was a Kickstarter kickoff for old friend and local luthier, Jay Braun, whose Brooklyn Instruments is moving into full production of smart, affordable instruments in a small, local shop using renewable, salvaged and repurposed materials. To learn more about this great cause please visit this site.

Clocking in at around and hour, this set delivered a mix of old and new songs featuring most of their new album Long Gone Song.  Hope you all enjoy this band as much as me and will come out to see them next time they come through.”

Download the complete set: [Apple Lossless] (note: No FLAC files are available for this set. For MP3, download the files from the Soundcloud set below)

Stream the complete set:

The Gutter
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by Rich Cuiffo

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01 Intro
02 Long Gone Song
03 Toothless Junkie
04 All the Victories
05 Beelzebub
06 Knives and Cologne
07 Ahh Lovey
08 Outside the Lines
09 Train Song
10 Hated
11 Whites of Your Eyes
12 Brimstone
13 Prehensile Soul
14 It’s Just

Nocona is:

Chris Isom – Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar
Adrienne Isom – Bass, Vocals
Justin Smith – Drums
Elan Glasser – Harmonica

For more info on Nocona please visit and

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