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Mayer Hawthorne

April 9th, 2016

Birth Name:
Andrew Cohen

Born:
Mayer Hawthorne

Genre:
R&B/Soul

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






Mayer Hawthorne

Biography

A practitioner of his own variety of playful but sincere blue-eyed soul, Mayer Hawthorne is the stage name of eclectic DJ/producer Andrew Cohen. A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan and onetime member of the rap groups Athletic Mic League and Now On, Cohen began recording soul-steeped material as something of a joke. He initially didn't plan to have it reach beyond his circle of friends and family. But Hawthorne, the pseudonym Cohen used for the songs, eventually took on a life of its own. When a couple of Hawthorne songs were played for Peanut Butter Wolf, the Stones Throw label head was baffled; he initially thought he was hearing re-edits of obscure late-'60s/early-'70s soul singles, not the work of a multi-instrumentalist who laid everything down himself. Subsequently signed to Stones Throw, Cohen debuted Hawthorne with "Just Ain't Gonna Work Out" b/w "When I Said Goodbye," a pair of scratchy and bittersweet tales of heartache on red heart-shaped 7" vinyl. A 12" featuring a cover of New Holidays' obscure 1969 single, "Maybe So Maybe No," followed shortly thereafter, preceding the full-length A Strange Arrangement, released in October 2009. After a live set (Stones Throw Direct to Disc #1) and a couple single releases, Hawthorne released his second album, How Do You Do, for Universal Republic in October 2011. Where Does This Door Go followed on the label in 2013 and added some '70s and '80s flavors to the singer's mix of retro sounds. Hawthorne next launched a collaborative synth-pop project with Texas-based rappers 14K called Jaded; they released their debut album, The Big Knock, in the summer of 2014. Next came another collaborative project, this time with Seattle hip-hop producer Jake One. Under the name Tuxedo, they released their retro synth-soul debut via Stones Throw in early 2015. Hawthorne dropped a solo album of '70s- influenced soul sounds, Man About Town, for Vagrant Records in the spring of 2016. ~ Andy Kellman

Top Albums


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2. How Do You D..

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Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
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Love Like ThatMan About Town4:06$1.29
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Cosmic LoveMan About Town3:13$1.29
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Lingerie & CandlewaxMan About Town3:37$1.29
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Get You BackMan About Town3:36$1.29
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Breakfast in BedMan About Town4:07$1.29
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Book of Broken HeartsMan About Town3:31$1.29
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WalkHow Do You Do3:38$1.29
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Out of PocketMan About Town3:22$1.29
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ValleyMan About Town3:32$1.29
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Fancy ClothesMan About Town4:05$1.29
11.
Her Favorite SongWhere Does This Door Go (De..3:33$1.29
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Long TimeHow Do You Do3:41$1.29
13.
Your Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleas..Strange Arrangement (Bonus ..3:03$1.29
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Walk (iTunes Session)iTunes Session3:54$1.29
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Henny & GingeraleHow Do You Do4:14$1.29
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No StringsHow Do You Do3:48$1.29
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Just Ain't Gonna Work OutJust Ain't Gonna Work O..2:28$0.99
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Man About TownMan About Town0:41$1.29
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Cosmic LoveCosmic Love - Single3:13$1.29
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Crime (feat. Kendrick Lamar) [Vice R..Casablanca Nights, Vol. 13:54$1.29
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I Wish It Would RainOur Vinyl Weighs a Ton - Th..3:58$0.99
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Her Favorite Song (Oliver Remix) [R&..R&B Mixtape - Ministry ..4:14$1.29
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Crime (Vice Remix) [with Kendrick La..Crime (Vice Remix) [with Ke..3:54$1.29
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Her Favorite Song (Oliver Remix Inst..Her Favorite Song (Remixes)..4:35$1.29
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Her Favorite Song (Oliver Remix)Her Favorite Song (Remixes)..4:36$1.29

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