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Cowboys, The -  Sultan of Squat - New LP
Cowboys, The -  Sultan of Squat - New LP
Feel It Records

Cowboys, The - Sultan of Squat - New LP

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First pressing of 500 copies on black vinyl.
Shrinkwrapped with 11" x 17" poster + download code

Everybody’s here, so let’s play ball! Tried and true rock n' roll stalwarts The Cowboys return after a brief hiatus with their delightful sixth LP, “Sultan of Squat”. This grounded yet adventurous new album marks the reunion of the original lineup, featuring Keith Harman (vocals/keys), Mark McWhirter (Guitar), Zackery Worcel (Bass), and Jordan Tarantino (drums). It is nothing short of a glorious return to form, a long player hoping to bring a smile to the ears of listeners.

“Sultan of Squat” furthers the band's trajectory into themselves, polishing off thirteen songs filled with dubious characters, whimsical retreats, and even the odd love song. As with previous releases, The Cowboys refuse to make their bed in any single genre. Lead track, “The Sultan of Squat'' opens the album with an earworm salute to America’s pastime while lofting a lyrical curveball of dark, defeated humor. The boys kick it into high gear, playing with the finesse and dexterity ten years as a band instills. It's automatic - whether they're launching into classic Midwestern garage punk (“Raining Sour Grapes”), dialing things back to piano-driven power pop (“Token Drifter”), or western slide guitar pop-rock ballads ("She's Not Your Baby Anymore"), The Cowboys are simply incredible across “Sultan of Squat”.

This could well be The Cowboys' finest hour as a group, and six albums in - that's no easy feat. The best of the Midwest is back under the bright lights, pouring collective blood, sweat, and tears into a sound equal parts then and now.

released August 25, 2023

Keith Harman - Lead Vocals, Keys
Zack Worcel - Bass Guitar, Backup Vocals
Mark McWhirter - Lead Guitar, Backup Vocals, Glockenspiel
Jordan Tarantino - Drums, Aux Percussion, Backup Vocals

Special thanks:
Peter Doyle - slide guitar on "She's Not Your Baby Anymore"
Ramekin Multicup - cover type
Alice Knipstine - photography, clay head

Recorded at Russian Recording in Bloomington, IN
Engineering, Mixing, and Production - Damion Schiralli
Mastering - Mikey Young
Artwork - Zack & Jordan

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