Philadelphia based singer-songwriter Barney Cortez continues a string of self-released demos, singles and videos with his latest EP "Pretty Thin.”
The album totes an impressive mix of Dylanesque lyricism, Prince balladry and the urgency of Frank Black's Rock n Roll. With his latest single “The Big Swirl,” Cortez will entice your ears once again. Elements of New Wave, Alternative and Punk flow throughout Cortez’s songs which showcases his talents as both a songwriter and performer. For fans of Elvis Costello, Beck, Broncho and Cass McCombs, Barney Cortez will quickly become a new musical obsession.
A former member of Nicos Gun, and LA based group The Rituals, Barney wrapped up a 3 week tour recently opening for ATO recording artist Rayland Baxter in Europe. He is also a member of psych-rock band The Rich Mystics with Nick Bockrath, of Cage The Elephant. He has recorded and played for artist's such as The Roots, Wiz Khalifa and Melody Gardot among others.