Photo by Ella Andersson.

Photo by Ella Andersson.


Other ways to purchase this release:  iTunes  |  Amazon  |  Bandcamp


Enchanting, mind-expanding.” – Rookie

Itasca has always been an arresting project, but it’s never sounded more full or more clear than on Open to Chance.” – Ad Hoc

Just exquisitely beautiful.” – Stereogum

The steady acoustic canter, the sighing slide guitar, the serenely idyllic images: It all suggests the balm of a gentle breeze beneath the bright sunlight, a feeling you’d want to capture indefinitely. With these three minutes, Cohen does exactly that, suspending an instant in eternal amber.” – Pitchfork


Itasca has shared “No Consequence,” a new song from her upcoming album Open To Chance, out Sept. 30th. Itasca is Los Angeles’ Kayla Cohen, who channels the fine West Coast traditions of cosmic country and acid folk, putting them in the context of the contemporary underground. “No Consequence” highlights her spacious melodies and poetic turns of phrase, bathing her voice in plaintive pedal-steel guitar. It premiered this morning via Noisey, alongside a wide-ranging interview that covers everything from Laurel Canyon to cream of wheat to David Crosby’s cape.

Pitchfork has also reviewed the track:

“With the early-morning, autumnal sound of her backing band, she is able to conjure up something resembling transcendence … an atmosphere recognizable to anyone who’s spent time with Neil Young’s Harvest Moon. Here’s hoping that many will soon be following in her path.” – Sam Sodomsky, Pitchfork



Itasca will be headlining dates throughout the Midwest and East Coast this fall before heading off to Europe for an extensive tour with fellow traveller Ryley Walker. Full dates below.


October 13th – Los Angeles, CA – Resident – Record Release show w/ Simon Joyner, David Nance

October 14th – Los Angeles, CA – Daytime in-store performance at the Numero Group pop-up store (5PM)

Fall 2016 East Coast/Midwest 

Tues Oct 25 – Minneapolis, MN – Coming Soon*

Weds Oct 26 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle*

Thurs Oct 27 – Lafayette, IN – The Spot*

Fri Oct 28 – Indianapolis, IN – State Street Pub

Sat Oct 29 – Nashville, TN – The 5 Spot w/ Promised Land Sound

Sun Oct 30 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight w/ Wes Tirey

Mon Oct 31 – Durham, NC – tba

Tues Nov 1 – Philadelphia, PA – tba w/ Rosali

Weds Nov 2 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool w/ Zachary Cale, Pigeons

Thurs Nov 3 – Cleveland, OH – Happy Dog

*with Moon Bros

Europe dates, opening for Ryley Walker:

7. November – Amsterdam, NL / Paradiso Noord

8. November – Groningen, NL / VERA

9. November – Paris, FR / Espace B

10. November – Brussels, BE / AB Club

11. November – Bruges, BE / Cactus Club

13. November – Brighton, UK / The Haunt

14. November – Manchester, UK / Ruby Lounge

15. November – Glasgow, UK / Broadcast

16. November – Birmingham, UK / Hare & Hounds

17. November – London, UK / Islington Assembly Hall

29. November – Lausanne, CH / Le Bourg

30. November – Schorndorf, DE / Manufaktur

1. December – Erlangen, DE / E-Werk

2. December – Berlin, DE / Kantine am Berghain

4. December – Oslo, NO / John Dee

5. December – Stockholm, SE / Bryggarsalen

6. December – Copenhagen, DK / Pumpehuset

7. December – Hamburg, DE / Nochtspeicher

Photo by Ella Andersson.

Photo by Ella Andersson.