Cobalt Cranes began in an apartment in Los Angeles, when Tim and Kate started making bedroom recordings. Rooted in 60's garage rock and 90's grunge, they recorded an EP and hit the road, touring the West Coast. When they got home they set to work on their first full-length album "Head In The Clouds". These first two releases quickly caught the attention of LA Record, LA Weekly, The Fader and more.
Cobalt Cranes spent much of the last year on tour, and began writing new songs in small motels and roadside diners on the road. The band released their new album "Days In The Sun" on Echo Park's Lolipop records, and call their new sound "California Grunge". This past year Cobalt Cranes have shared the stage with bands like Thee Oh Sees, The Coathangers and The Spits. Now the band is back in the studio recording their new album with Producer Alain Johannes, who has worked with Queens of the Stone Age, Mark Lanegan and Them Crooked Vultures. Catch Cobalt Cranes on their European Tour this winter.
"A fierce grunge slice of garage-punk. My ear buds are smitten" -BUZZBANDS LA
"Of the new local bands, Cobalt Cranes are one of the few fit to be Sherpas for the rock 'n' Roll world."-LA RECORD
"We play 'Picture In The Snow' over and over, reveling in it's distorted fuzz heartbeat and picturing ourselves sauntering the streets of LA."-THE FADER
"Grooves right into a garage shoegazer vibe without the art school trappings."-MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL
"Cobalt Cranes have stepped out of the garage and into a world that's as sweeping and sprawling as LA itself. They are operating with an acute awareness of what goes into a great song" -LA WEEKLY
"Kate Betuel and Tim Foley trade vocal duties, though never does this sound like one of those guy-girl clichés, as they pound on the lo-fi rock. Fuzzy LA post punk. " -PITTSBURGH DAILY NEWS
"Their songs conjure images of L.A. punks in bold shades blasting noise in dirty clubs."
"Cobalt Cranes are California through and through, from their washed-out, surf-rock undertones to their utterly unperturbed lyrical tone" -CMJ
"LA duo pops out left coast sun psych with it's Head In The Clouds"-AUSTIN CHRONICLE
"Rising LA duo go full throttle" -MTV HIVE