COWBOYS, THE - Volume 4 LP
- Label: OTHER LABELS
- Catalog Number: Feel It 16
- Availability: In Stock
At long last, a proper American pressing of the incredible Volume 4
cassette from Bloomington, Indiana's hometown heroes, The Cowboys. By
now, you might be familiar with the stripped down, yet intelligent and
powerful rock'n'roll force of The Cowboys - perhaps from their recent
full length on Hozac or from their earlier cassette output which was
collected onto an LP by Lumpy Records. Volume 4 captures The
Cowboys at a near-perfect intersection of their earlier, lo-fi moments
of Gizmos-esque Midwestern punk snarl and the more tuneful, soul-spun
moments of recent output. This definitive edition of Volume 4
reproduces the ten song tracklisting of the original 2016 cassette
edition released by fellow Bloomingtonian Kora Puckett (of Bugg, Laffing
Gas, and Chud) on his Turd Wurld imprint. From the opening hook of
"When She Came Back" (available on vinyl for the first time here, as
well as the lead cut on side B, "Porridge"), The Cowboys showcase a
songwriting knack and musical ability that is rarely achieved, nor
captured so well in a studio setting. Keith Harman's next-level vocal
delivery leads the charge across the entire album, ranging from the
strong, anthemic chants of "I Feel Therefore I Am" to the deep,
melancholic closing moments of "Actors". And what's more? The
musicianship across this entire album is every bit as impeccable -
beginning with the forceful and driving rhythm section and continuing to
the absolutely unbridled guitar playing and tone, the sum of which
shapes the texture of the entire recording. A score of Bloomington-based
guest musicians, including Durand Jones (leader of modern soul
sensations, The Indications) and John Terrill (formerly of the early
80's new wave group, The Dancing Cigarettes) only adds to the already
searing mix. Altogether, The Cowboys have captured something truly
unrivaled and exceptional on Volume 4 - an album that speaks from
a homespun, Midwestern vantage point and fires on all musical
cylinders. The end result: ten absolutely classic sonic reductions of
epic proportion. This definitive edition of Volume 4 has been cut
at 45 RPM by Josh Bonati and includes a new insert with artwork from
The Cowboys' own Zack Worcel plus a digital download code. 500 copies on
black vinyl including a 2" square hype sticker. FEEL IT 16.
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