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San Pedro’s Sean Cole Releases EP by CON SHOAL

If you’ve been to shows in the sleepy little port town of San Pedro, CA you’ve probably come across Sean Cole. For the last several decades he’s been co-fronting Toys That Kill and playing guitar, bass, and drums in many others including Coma Twins, F.Y.P. and Lemonademakers (with Mike Watt). His long-standing participation in the scene has been that of humility – but his new project, though playfully named CON SHOAL, demands attention.

Cole stated the following:

“I always wanted to have more control over songwriting, but I guess I kind of always found myself in collaborations. It was surprising to me how onboard the guys were to letting me take the wheel – I got to handpick some of the best local musicians and they wanted to play my songs. I’m lucky in that way.”

And he’s not wrong. CON SHOAL boasts a lineup full of other local staples; Mikey Espinoza, Kevin Carle and Ryan Davidson. The four-piece has already sauntered out as far east as Chicago, and has now released a debut EP, The Lost Boys – Session One, soon to be followed by The Lost Boys – Session Two. The songs were produced and recorded locally at Broken Anchor Studios, by the band themselves with the help of Jason Paul.

Stream The Lost Boys – Session One below and, if you’re in the area, check out CON SHOAL at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, CA on July 31st.

Jul 31, 2024
Long Beach, CA Alex's Bar
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