Ora Cogan combines the intricate guitar picking of Americana with Psychedelic dreamscapes, drawing comparisons to 70’s folk legend Karen Dalton. She has shared the stage with the likes of Grouper & Hope Sandoval while touring extensively in North America, Europe and the UK.

Ora Cogan’s new offering ‘Crickets’ was recorded and co-produced with Tom Deis (UNI IKA AI) in Philadelphia. The album inhabits a place between psychedelic folk, dark wave ambient and experimental dream pop, featuring percussionist Dani Markham (TUNEYARDS, CHILDISH GAMBINO), violinist Russel Kotcher (Chamber Orchestra of New York), and background vocalist Maia Friedman (Uni Ika Ai).

Cogan became a part of Vancouver’s eclectic music scene as a teen. She has collaborated with a multitude of artists including Frazey Ford, Indigenous performance artist Skeena Reece and Austrian Electro-Acoustic artist Daniel Lercher and has performed at Internationally acclaimed festivals such as Treefort, Sled Island, Serralves Festival in Portugal and Torstraßen Festival in Berlin.

Ora Cogan ‘Crickets’ released November 3rd, 2017 worldwide via Hand Drawn Dracula.

“Cogan debuted a handful of darkly beautiful and poignant songs from her forthcoming album Crickets, a profoundly moving collection of visceral haunted psych-folk elegies – She was hands down my favorite new discovery of the fest” ~ GORILLA VS BEAR

“Multi-instrumentalist Ora Cogan makes gorgeous experimental folk compositions laced with hints of psychedelia, chamber pop, and rock.” – SHE SHREDS MAGAZINE

“A martial beat opens the track and provides the drive that suspends the music a few feet above our heads. The foggy guitar rhythms pour down like rain and infiltrate the dark recesses of our minds, the places where memory and self twist around one another to substantial effect. The track acts as a way of looking deeper into ourselves, and, as a result, we peer longer into both the nuance and theatricality of the world around us.” – NOOGA

“She and her backing band performing playfully but thoughtfully, with skill and grace.” – DROWNED IN SOUND

“This gorgeous woman opened one of our West Coast shows. This is a great record, so glad she found us.” – Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions via BROOKLYN VEGAN


PHOTO by Mona li Alzghoul
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PHOTO by Ora Cogan
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1. Sea People
2. The Light
3. Moonbeam
4. Crickets
5. Darling
6. Wind in the Waves
7. Witch
8. Anything

HDD060  · RELEASE DATE: November 3rd, 2017

Limited run of 300 LPs worldwide on classic black vinyl.

Song of the Day “Ora Cogan draws from a wide web of influence, but – truly – she sounds like no other.” – CLASH

Critic’s Pick / NNNN “She’s proven herself a gifted songwriter, but in finding a logical way to extend her neo-folk foundation into darkwave territory, Cogan now sounds truly vital.” – NOW MAGAZINE

“bliss out with some dreamy, beautiful tunes … of gauzy psych-folk tracks” – AMERICAN SONGWRITER

“Cogan moves gracefully between introspective synth ballads and psychedelic folk songs. And while her lyrics focus on corporate greed and environmental degradation, her transcendent arrangements provide relief and hope.” – DAILY BANDCAMP

#07 National College Radio Chart Canada
#51 National College Radio Chart USA

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