Originally considered a loungecore band -- most likely because they covered a few Martin Denny tunes -- they preferred to call themselves a garage jazz band. Of special note was the Coctails' line of merchandise which they created themselves, having a printshop set up in their loft. Merchandise included buttons, calendars, t-shirts, news letters, and similar music giveaways, but also included their own line of stuffed dolls. Recently a line of 12" action figures of the band were produced in Japan by Presspop Gallery as well as a book of the art of the Coctails' flyers. At some point during a Coctails show, the audience would be served popcorn in bags (and sometimes boxes) imprinted with the band's images. Archer Prewitt currently performs solo and also plays with the Sea and Cake and Sam Prekop and creates the comic book Sof' Boy. Mark Greenberg currently performs with Archer Prewitt and Eleventh Dream Day and has his own music-for-use company Mayfair Recordings. John Upchurch has played with Rachel's, owned and operated FireProof Press, and is currently on staff at Columbia Collage, Chicago. Barry Phipps owns and operates the North Branch Recording Studio and Tight Ship Records as well as Beep DJ Service. The Coctails albums and 45s included: Hip Hip Hooray! LP (Hi-Ball) Here Now Today LP (Hi-Ball) The Early Hi-Ball Years CD comp (Carrot Top) Long Sound LP (Hi-Ball/Carrot Top) Peel LP (Hi-Ball/Carrot Top) The Coctails LP (Carrot Top) Live at Lounge Ax LP (Carrot Top) Songs for Children EP (Hi-Ball) Devo Corporate Anthem split 7" with Chrome Cranks (Insipid, Australia) Wheels split 7" with SCOTS (Todd & Cheryl Records) Working Holiday split 7" with Codeine (Simple Machines) Tardvark EP with Dame Darcy (Hi-Ball) Why? 7" single with T.
Lance (Telstar) Powerhouse 7" single (SOL) Winter Wonderland EP (Hi-Ball) 3/4 Time EP (Hi-Ball) Hello CDEP (Hello Record Club) Let's Enjoy 10" EP (Presspop, Japan) Popcorn Box 3 CD box set (Carrot Top) 2) The Cocktails are San Francisco indie rock/ power pop/ "slop pop" group formed in 2011. http://www.facebook.com/cocktails.the.band Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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