Itasca :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

Kayla Cohen’s Itasca has grown over the last decade or so from a solitary acoustic pursuit into a full-band enterprise where pensive art folk kicks up a country rock ruckus. Her latest, Imitation of War, was conceived in the isolation of COVID out in California’s Yucca Valley but came to life in collaboration with long-time associates, Evan Backer on bass, Daniel Swire and Evan Burrows on drums, Robbie Cody producing and mixing.

“My past albums feel like growth experiences, but with this album I’ve gotten to a place where I still feel like it’s me, now, and we recorded it two years ago.”