COWGILL - an eclectic, indie folk rock sextet hailing from Boston - released its Kickstarter-funded debut, Side One of Planted, on May 17th. Penned by frontman Paul Cowgill and arranged by the band, the music hovers between an upbeat pop sensibility and a darker folk rock side, with their first single drawing comparisons to... "...Wilco’s current discography with its lush arrangement of strings, acoustic guitars, and plodding drum lines." - MP3.COM
Their blend of indie rock and folk music nimbly hops between many forms - from 60s rock to newgrass - and none are spared on this release. These tunes will appeal to fans of Dr. Dog, The Head and the Heart, Radiohead, and The Shins alike. Recording for Side Two of Planted begins in the Fall, after a two week tour through the Midwest and East Coast.
COWGILL is Paul Cowgill (vocals, acoustic guitar), Mike Truskowski (piano, backup vocals, trombone), Dan Weissman (mandolin, backup vocals, trumpet), Leeann Hackett (violin), Ryan Rivers (bass guitar) and their newest member, Joe Pess (drums).
"...recalls vintage Waterboys (hardly a bad thing) and should have no problem finding favor with fans of the rootsier side of rock’s tracks." - MY OLD KENTUCKY BLOG
“...it’s the musicians and instrumentation that encompass Paul Cowgill’s folksy pop melodies that truly differentiates this indie- rock sextet.” “[Paul] has the ability to sing with the genteelness of a folk idol while retaining a controlled manic energy just beneath the surface, waiting to erupt into one of his many pop- laden choruses.” - ALLSTON PUDDING