“Buddy Love Goes Coconuts” is a title I’ve wanted to use for a long time. I always felt it would be a great name for an album, but had no way of knowing how spot on it would be in the end. This album was recorded over a non-consecutive period of two years. Two years of change, loss, and new beginnings. 

 

To me, this album seems almost like the end of one film and the start of the next. It has a strange way of reading like a diary, or a series of postcards telling tales of what was going on in one’s life when each was sent… to those who are and aren’t a part of ones life anymore. And might not even care to read them.

 

My main influences while writing and recording this album were “Currents” by Tame Impala and “The Party” by Andy Shauf. Both felt so relatable to me. They seemed to have come from a deeper space from within each artist. I guess they inspired me to look deeper to find inspiration and to really use each song as a way to scream out whatever it was I was feeling at the time. It’s an album that I believe could be relatable to anyone who’s ever felt like they just could not figure out where they were going. “What path am I on?” - “Is this really what I want my life to be?”

 

In hindsight, maybe Buddy Love had gone a little coconuts. But maybe it wasn’t all in vein.

 

- Cole Tyler Hottenrott

SONGS

1 • Walk Right Back 

Vocals and guitars : Cole Tyler Hottenrott

Bass guitar : Dave Gambon

Drums : Ryan "Nugget" Hottenrott

2 • Night and Day 

Vocals, electric piano, fuzz and acoustic guitars : Cole Tyler Hottenrott

Electric guitar : Anthony Graziano

Bass guitar : Dave Gambon

Drums : Ryan "Nugget" Hottenrott

3 • Catch Her Quick 

All vocals and instruments performed by Cole Tyler Hottenrott

4 • Surprise

Vocals, guitar, drums, percussion, loops : Cole Tyler Hottenrott

Bass guitar : Dave Gambon

5 • Rations

Vocals, acoustic guitar, drum, shaker, loops : Cole Tyler Hottenrott

Bass guitar : Dave Gambon

6 • She Slipped Away

All vocals and instruments performed by Cole Tyler Hottenrott

7 • The Pipes

All vocals and instruments performed by Cole Tyler Hottenrott

8 • Stormy

Vocals, guitars, electric piano, drums : Cole Tyler Hottenrott

Bass guitar : Dave Gambon

9 • I Caught Your Eye

Vocals, guitars, electric piano, drums : Cole Tyler Hottenrott

Bass guitar : Dave Gambon

10 • Something / Unusual?

Vocals, guitars, drums, loops : Cole Tyler Hottenrott

Bass guitar : Dave Gambon

11 • Buddy Love Theme

All vocals and instruments performed by Cole Tyler Hottenrott

All songs written by Cole Tyler Hottenrott

Except for "The Pipes" by Cole Tyler Hottenrott & Karina Lagstrom

and "Stormy" by Cole Tyler Hottenrott & Dave Gambon

Special thanks to Dave Gambon for playing bass, Anthony Graziano for playing guitar on "Night and Day" and Ryan Hottenrott for playing drums on "Night and Day" and "Walk Right Back" 

©2019 Buddy Love Goes Coconuts