COAT is the musical project of Chicagoan Libby Reed (Fruit Bats, oRSo, Bevel). Using rich vocal harmonies and an eclectic combination of instruments (cello, air organ, keyboards, electric guitar), Reed stitches together the small unnoticeable sentiments of life into one large sonic quilt. The songs are unconventional but easily digested, a mesh of nerves that become more and more cohesive with each spin. These are pop songs at their core, but with pulsing rhythms and layers of vocals that at once reveal her past influences and point towards new compositional styles from all corners of the world. It's a combination that produces new song shapes and sizes that are uniquely Reed's.

Her remarkable band is comprised of Griffin Rodriguez on bass (Icy Demons, Bablicon), Phil Spirito on tenor guitar & piano (oRSo, rex) and Jason Toth on drums (The Zincs, Fruit Bats).

Upcoming Shows

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Downloads / URLs

Press Photo (72dpi)
"Rubies" (mp3)

Releases on Contraphonic

  • Winter in the Bubble Garden. CON 073. Released: 07.15.08
    Tracklisting: Rubies / Dear, Oh / Dude-El / Dirty Pillow / Benedettos Been Around / Retrieve / Cold Day Swing / Railroad Man / To The Farm / Little Chicken / Unaware