Mise En Place

Austin Music Minute

Mise En Place

Posted by on May 5, 2017

Alex Napping, featuring songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Alex Cohen, made a stunning debut with the 2014 album This Is Not A Bedroom, released on the Punctum Records label. Combining beautiful guitar-centered composition with insightful observations on youth and its limitations, This Is Not A Bedroom is not your ordinary pop excursion. Cohen’s storytelling artistry makes it a unique experience.

Today marks the release of Mise En Place, which moves away from the band’s previously guitar-focused sound and takes on more expansive arrangements, while Cohen deftly scrutinizes the struggle of achieving life balance, and the desire to evade the suffocating confines of traditionalism.

Alex Napping’s album release show is tonight at Cheer Up Charlie’s, 900 Red River. They share the bill with Lomelda, Ama and Caroline Says, with DJ Mary Magdalena spinning between sets. More outstanding music. Very recommended.

-Photography by Helmut Studio.