FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Coco Vanilla “Weapons” single out today
Newly unearthed John Wolfington + Eric Erlandson demo now on all platforms
NEW YORK, NY – Coco Vanilla is pleased to announce that the single “Weapons” is now available on all platforms. Find “Weapons” here:
Eric Erlandson and John Wolfington first met during the pre-apocalyptic purgatory of a Marc Jacobs fashion show, the night before the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. Wolfington soon moved to California and reconnected with Erlandson - just as he was finishing up the chapter of his life called HOLE.
They began writing music together for a Suicide-like side project which they dubbed Coco Vanilla, envisioning performances of the material by a hypothetical NY-LA drag queen duo with that name. They wrote and recorded demos for nine songs at Erlandson’s home studio during the summer of 2003. This track is from those sessions.
The duo was asked to open for Interpol at The Henry Fonda in Hollywood, so they enlisted Eva Gardner (Pink,Mars Volta), Blackie Onassis (Urge Overkill), and Jay Isrealson (Lansing Drieden) to round out their lineup. After only 6 shows they called it quits, with Wolfington moving back to NYC, the demos stored away and forgotten.
Flash forward to 2019 - the same topics that inspired Coco Vanilla originally are front and center once again. Talk of “Weapons of Mass Destruction” litters the airwaves, just as it did at the beginning of their project. Empowered by the idea of Universal Love, and the call for Weapons of Mass Romance to neutralize all the greed and hate, Coco Vanilla has resurfaced when the world needs them most.
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