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Long Gone Song

by Nocona

Nocona is an L.A. based americana country punk act rooted in the blues with a psychedelic Mexicali twist.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Long Gone Song
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2. Toothless Junkie
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3. All the Victories of the World
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4. Beelzebub Is Still the King
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5. Knives & Cologne
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6. Beverly Hills Blues
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7. It's Just
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8. Ahh Lovey
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9. Prehensile Soul
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10. Outside the Lines
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
“It’s Just” – Video of the Day “This isn’t the first nor it will it be the last time that I play NOCONA, once their new Album goes live, expect it to be The Album of The Week…”— 50thirdand3rd

“From the Texas country sounding pedal steel to the punk-rock infused guitar riffs, the sounds on this record are unexpectedly perfect together.” 5 out of 5 stars from the great state of Oklahoma! — Red Dirt Report

“It is in this thought that the Americana influence, tangled with the roots that they employ so well but also with a sentimental nod to the British Folk scene really comes through for Nocona.” — Liver Pool Sound UK

“Along with their knack for creating songs that musically stand up to any American act out there these days, their lyrics are thought provoking, often intense stories that can be darkly humorous at times” — Music Morsels

“This may be rock but this is rock with roots that go all the way to China…” — No Depression

“Wild stuff that doesn’t follow lines you’ve come to expect, just listening closely to the lyrics will flip you out. Outsider stuff that really hit’s the mark and is sure to be celebrated by disenfranchised everywhere. Check it out. ” — Midwest Record

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

Produced by Kevin Jarvis and Chris Isom
Special thanks:
Greg Leisz for Pedal Steel on Beelzebub, Knives & Cologne and Outside the Lines
Carl Byron for Organ, Piano and Wurlitzer on Beverly Hills Blues, Beelzebub, All the Victories of the World and Outside the Lines

Recorded and mixed by Kevin Jarvis at Sonic Boom Room Venice, CA
Additional recording at Spanish Fort Studio
Mastered at D2 Mastering by David Schultz
Additional Percussion bits & pieces Kevin Jarvis

Cover Art Assembly - Justin Smith
Back Cover Photo - Jonathan Nowak

Many Thanks to the Collage Photographers
Abby Linne, Chris Crofton, Sarah Wilson, Adrienne Isom, Alt Jai, Gunnar Douglas Kittleson, Kim Grant, Katia Taylor Small, Naima Brown, Lisa Cohen, Justin Smith

All songs written by Chris Isom (Red Bud Ranch Music, ASCAP)
p&c 2015 Nocona Music / Spanish Fort Publishing

Nocona music is based on the family tradition – from The Carter Family and The Louvin Brothers to Willie’s Family Picnic and the cool California breeziness of The Mamas and the Papas. At times the music finds the petulance and power of The Ramones and The Kinks, but it is tradition that comes out on stage every time Chris and Adrienne Isom bring their traveling circus to town.

Chris Isom spent his formative years in New York, where as a young punk he discovered artistic expression in a guitar. In Manhattan in the 2000’s, there was art and music in every street. Chris found his calling, playing in Anti-folk bands, Art Punk bands, and every other thing he could find. He did time in Mooney Suzuki as a guitarist, and played and toured with Adam Green.

But Chris comes from Texas. Take from that what you will, but a hell of a lot of good music has come from boys and girls born and raised in that Republic. Buddy Holly is from Texas. Chris’s mom tutored his bass player, Joe Mauldin. That sound is not something you can shake from your bones, and a strong dose of Buddy steeped in modern rock comes through on NOCONA’s first album.

NOCONA is an old Tejas word. “Nocona is the area in Texas where my Mom’s family originally lived,” Chris explains. “It comes from the Comanche word for Wanderers or Travelers.”

Adrienne Cohen is from Los Angeles, born and raised an artist, but as a girl always in visual arts as a photographer – still a vocation today. But art is art and music called to her. While visiting a friend in New York, she met Chris, and he gave her a Gibson.

Chris and Adrienne joined a band, and the family was started. “We went to Nocona for Thanksgiving,” she says, “and there were all these cousins playing guitar. The songs were pouring out of them – Buddy Holly and Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline and a million songs I had never heard.” And that was it. It was on to California to bring it all together.

Chris and Adrienne played in an eclectic roots and folk and punk band in LA., where they first started playing with Annie Rothschild, a wild child Southern transplant with charisma and allure. That band ended its run in 2012 at Bonnaroo and Chris, Adrienne, and Annie began to cast about for a new plan.

They brought in longtime friend Justin Smith to play drums. He had played in bands his whole life – Old Californio, The Seeds – but when he joined with Chris and Adrienne and Annie, he had found his family.

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 Chris Isom.

And where did it come from? Where did he find all these songs? Everywhere. “This is the first music I’ve written that’s free from a lot of the artistic hang ups that have stifled my writing in the past,” says Chris. “I’ve let go and just accepted the process, and sometimes that means exploring melodies and lyrics that used to be too personal for me to share with anyone. Other times, it means just shutting up and rocking the fuck out,” says Chris.

Annie introduced the band to her friend, Greg Leisz, a renowned pedal steel guitarist who has played with the best (Emmylou Harris, Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton). “When I played the material for him, he was excited and I was overjoyed that he was willing to share his genius,” she says. He was a natural fit.

The sound became complete and fully flushed out when Elan Glasser joined the band on harmonica, and all the parts have become one cohesive sound that fulfills the promise of all its individual assets.

NOCONA returned to Bonnaroo in 2013 after touring much of the year; they received critical reviews after playing Fillmore West and SF’s Independent opening up for Broke Down in Bakersfield.

In the short time being together Nocona has played some of the biggest festivals in America – Outside Lands, Bonnaroo, and Stagecoach – and have shared bills with ALO, Brokedown In Bakersfield and The Mother Hips.

“Brimstone,” a Nocona video directed by Jon Nowak, an award winning writer-director (Man & Machine; Sweet Corn) was featured on CBS News, and their video for “Beverly Hills Blues,” directed by David Schlussel, premiered on American Songwriter. In the past year four Nocona songs have been featured on television shows such as “Bones” and “Criminal Minds.”


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