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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter is the first to feature a full band that includes Coleman Guyon, Dave McPeters, and Julia Nowak.
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  • Record Label: Paradise of Bachelors
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
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  1. Mojo
    Sep 28, 2016
    80
    Cohen joined by bass, pedal steel, brushed drums, recorder, flute and violin. This, if anything, has made her songs stranger still, breathing life into the ghostly riddles of cold watchmen and voices from the forest and releasing them out into the corporal world. [Nov 2016, p.91]
  2. Sep 28, 2016
    80
    The songs, then, have a warmth and immediacy, even when they turn to otherworldly topics.
  3. Sep 28, 2016
    78
    Certainly Cohen’s music is serious and often melancholy. But there’s a lot of joy in the way her songs illustrate and embody her thoughtful verse.
  4. Oct 3, 2016
    70
    With Open to Chance, Kayla Cohen’s Itasca proves to be a gentle new voice to watch.
  5. Uncut
    Sep 28, 2016
    70
    It's just a lovely collection of songs, in which the serenity of voice and understatement of band create a humane intimacy rather than anything more mystical. [Oct 2016, p.32]
  6. Sep 28, 2016
    60
    On the whole, her songcraft isn't so much catchy as haunting, and shines on the slower, sparer tracks.