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New album Paranormal Romance out now on
The Audacious Art Experiment & Hot Salvation
Fresh from their recent tour with Deerhoof, catch Cowtown playing Sheffield’s Outlines Festival next month:
Saturday 4th March – Outline Festival, Queens Social, Sheffield (tickets)
Picking up from 2013’s Dudes Vs. Bad Dudes (released by TAAE and the band’s own label City Hands) their latest offering is wildly economic, clocking in at 23 mins across 12 tracks. Drawing influences from bands like The Coneheads, Devo and The Breeders, as well as films such as Teen Wolf and Ghostbusters, songs are later distilled into their absolute fundamentals. It’s not about what they want but what they need, with the delivery being as urgent and tightly wound as possible.
Paranormal Romance was recorded amidst the floods that swept through the city last winter by Matthew Johnson (Hookworms/Suburban Home) at the band’s practice space, Tranquility Base and later mastered by Tom Woodhead (Forward Russia) with artwork by fellow Hookworms pal Jonathan Wilkinson a.k.a Idiots Pasture. The album encompasses the centralised DIY affair that Cowtown have come to epitomise as one of the longest running bands to come from the LS6 area. Jamming econo, recording econo and propelling themselves econo.
Cowtown’s 4th studio LP Paranormal Romance was released in August 2016 on Sheffield DIY label The Audacious Art Experiment and new Folkestone label and record store Hot Salvation. Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records release in the US, and Gandula in Spain.