So Cow tour the US and announce new album The Long Con, reportedly inspired by a fun party in Mississippi

So Cow tour the US and announce new album The Long Con, reportedly inspired by a fun party in Mississippi

[Full disclosure: Ireland’s So Cow once played my old house. They were very good and very nice.]

So Cow are back with a new album! It’s called The Long Con and it’s out September 16 through venerable garage rock label Goner. With an extended absence (the band’s last full-length was 2010’s Meaningless Friendly) comes changes, changes like recording an album with more than one person. Unlike previous So Cow records, The Long Con was recorded live with a full band and, also unlike previous So Cow records, it was produced by an actual honest-to-god producer, namely Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier. Listen to closing track “Barry Richardson” below:

[Full disclosure: So Cow once played my house. They slept on my floor. They hung out on my front step, as a weird party went on across the street.]

So Cow will also physically be returning to the United States, in the form of a tour running through much of September. Capping off the tour will be an appearance at Gonerfest 11, presumably to pay tribute at the altar of the band’s new benefactors. Other acts making an appearance at Gonerfest include The Grifters, Radioactivity, Gizmos, and Protomartyr, all of whom will drink Oblivian blood.

[Full disclosure: So Cow played my house a few years ago. Singer and principal songwriter Brian Kelly said the birds in Mississippi sounded like video game lasers.]

The Long Con tracklist:

01. Get Up Off That Thing
02. Science Fiction
03. Sugar Factory
04. Operating at a Loss
05. I Want Out
06. Vigilanti Cura
07. Say Hello
08. Turning Into You
09. To Be Confirmed
10. Guess Who’s Dead
11. The Other One
12. Second Last Line of the National Anthem
13. Barry Richardson

So Cow dates:

09.14.14 - Milwaukee, WI - Quarter’s Rock & Roll Palace
09.15.14 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle
09.16.14 - Cleveland, OH - Now That’s Class
09.17.14 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
09.18.14 - Pittsburgh, PA - Gooski’s
09.19.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Death By Audio
09.20.14 - Manhattan, NY - Cake Shop
09.21.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Silk City
09.23.14 - Durham, NC - Chateau Moby Dick
09.24.14 - Nashville, TN - Betty’s
09.25.14 - Memphis, TN - Gonerfest 11

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