We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of The Cowboys’ new song “Take My Flower & Run” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album The Bottom of a Rotten Flower, which is scheduled to be released on February 14, 2019 through Feel It Records. You can pre-order the album here.
Keith Harman, singer-songwriter and vocalist of The Cowboys, commented:
The song is basically my interpretation of a ’60s bubblegum track. Mark, our guitarist, was immersing himself into that style of music at the time and I think I wrote ‘Take My Flower and Run’ in order to impress him, or at least pique his interest. The lyrical idea of a seemingly innocent, but sexual metaphor seemed fitting for the style.
Feb 21 Bloomington, IN — The Bishop
Feb 22 Columbus, OH — Cafe Bourbon St
Feb 23 Lexington, KY — The Green Lantern
Feb 24 Asheville, NC — Fleetwood’s
Feb 25 Charlotte, NC — Tommy’s Pub
Feb 26 Chapel Hill, NC — Nightlight
Feb 27 Richmond, VA — Studio Two Three
Feb 28 Washington D.C. — Comet Ping Pong
Mar 1 Baltimore, MD — TBA
Mar 2 Philadelphia, PA — Cousin Danny’s
Mar 3 Brooklyn, NY — Baby’s All Right
Mar 5 Jamaica Plain, MA — Deep Thoughts
Mar 6 Rochester, NY — Bug Jar
Mar 7 Pittsburgh, PA — Babyland
Mar 8 Cleveland, OH — Happy Dog
Mar 9 Cincinnati, OH — Northside Yacht Club
About the band:
“The fourth album by the Cowboys (from Bloomington, Indiana) is kinda like a modern Midwestern version of THE WHO SELL-OUT or SOMETHING ELSE BY THE KINKS – a basic R&R band stretching its wings to embrace more varied musical elements and dig into deeper subject matter. The Cowboys grow up! And they grow in number too, with Chris Twist (Nobunny/Slushy) joining the brilliant Mark McWhirter for a killer guitar team. Vocalist/songwriter Keith Harman alters his whooping nasal-punk a bit, with a more naturalistic approach when it fits the mood. His songwriting skills are mighty. Zackery Worcel (bass) and Jordan Tarantino (drums) provide a solid, relentless groove. There are 15 hooky gems in this new LP.
To compare the Cowboys’ songs to Pete Townshend and Ray Davies was no casual thing up front. Check ‘Doghouse Rag’ for primo late-60s Kink-kwality pop. Then there’s the insanely hooky ‘Some Things Never Change,’ with its nod to early 70s Sparks. This song should be a smash hit RIGHT NOW! And dig ‘Bodie, Don’t Jump’ in all its bubblegum glory! The deceptively short ‘Deuce’ with its 70s-style pop exploding into VU-like noise, etc.
It’s very cool to see a modern R&R band progress in the true sense of the word–to mature and seek new horizons. I’ve personally seen them when they opened the very first show by the reunited Gizmos in 2014, and then when they played with us again in Chicago 2017, to this new album. It’s an impressive climb. For anybody into garage-rock or power-pop, this has gotta be an instant CLASSIC! But I’m just gonna call it rock’n’roll.” – Eddie Flowers, Vulcher Magazine
Top photo by Caroline Marchildon