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26 BATS!

Minneapolis, MN

Experimental Synth Pop

Born out of the Kremblems collective, group leader Bailey "26" Cogan (they/them) formed 26 BATS! Their songwriting melded with Karl Remus' (he/him) production wizardry and flavors from comrades: Christian Wheeler (he/him, bass) and Daniel "Chavo" Chavez (he/him, trumpet) create grooves that bob and weave through sonic rabbit holes.

Coined 'the Genre Rebel' by Growler Mag, they wrote "26 BATS! has successfully garnered a following comprised of all kinds of music lovers. Being unmoored to any one genre puts the group in a unique spot, allowing them to share bills with a variety of acts: from Afrobeat legend Femi Kuti, Black Pumas, and Kirin J Callinan, to the silky, beat-laden Dua Saleh."

Kremblems was an artist collective and indie record label of friends/musicians playing in and recording for each others bands/projects most active in Minneapolis years 2015-2020. Karls' solo project is Lucid VanGuard that Bailey often appears on. Bailey and Karl also have an art-folk project together called wombsong.

As well as collaborating with each other; Bailey, Karl, Chavo and Christian have joined artists/bands for live performances and recordings such as Early Eyes, Gully Boys, Freaque, Poolboy, K. Raydio, Pharma Bums, I Self Devine, Medium Zach, Dark Bunny, Warren Thomas Fenzi, Sarah White and GP jacob.

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