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Phil Cook – “Ain’t It Sweet”

Phil Cook’s new solo album is so good it’ll make you forget all about Megafaun. Okay, well maybe you shouldn’t forget about Megafaun, because they’re a great band too, but the point is, Cook has moved into a new realm with this record and you should move with him. Southland Mission is a joyous, raucous, […]

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Phil Cook – “Anybody Else”

Back in Megafaun’s early days, Phil Cook’s day job was clerking the record store he co-owned. It seems like he wouldn’t have time for that these days; aside from his integral role in groups like Megafaun, the Justin Vernon-affiliated GAYNGS and DeYardmond Edison, and working on various pieces and parts of records by Hiss Golden […]

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Phil Cook – “1922” (Charlie Parr Cover)

The Wisconsin-born and North Carolina-based Phil Cook has played in Megafaun and Justin Vernon’s DeYarmond Edison, and he’s also worked with the Blind Boys of Alabama, Hiss Golden Messenger, and Matthew E. White. Now he’s recruited a number of past friends and collaborators for his debut solo LP of ebullient, expansively layered folk-rock, Southland Mission. […]

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Phil Cook – “Great Tide” (First Listen)

You may recognize the name Phil Cook from his sideman gigs in Megafaun and Hiss Golden Messenger or his collaborations with Justin Vernon in Gayngs and DeYarmond Edison. Cook’s been lurking on the fringes of the South’s experimental folk-rock renaissance, but he’s more than just a backing musician. His full-length solo debut, Southland Mission, drops […]