Two Cow Garage – Speaking In Cursive

by oz on October 3, 2008

Columbus, OH should thank Two Cow Garage for mainlining rock and roll into its veins. I still make frequent visits to the city and feel that the music scene is lacking; plagued with cover bands catering to skirt-chasers, frat stars and sports fans. The one constant rumbling of rock and roll hope in the town’s underbelly is the whiskey soaked sound of Two Cow Garage.

The band’s previous album, III, ended up on our list of best albums of 2007 and Speaking In Cursive is a step forward. Their sound borrows from bands like The Drams, Drive-By Truckers, Slobberbone, The Hold Steady and Lucero. Much like Lucero’s Rebels, Rogues, and Sworn Brothers, this album is a more polished and accessible effort that will appeal to casual fans. You’ll understand when you hear the first track, “Your Humble Narrator” that makes driving the speed limit impossible.

Two Cow Garage mean business and with Speaking In Cursive, they prove that they have staying power. Vocally, they sound like they eat staples for breakfast and wash ‘em down with bourbon and cigarettes, so I’d try to catch them before they lose their voices.

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Two Cow Garage – Your Humble Narrator

Two Cow Garage – Brass Ring

From III:

Two Cow Garage – Should’ve California

Your Humble Narrator Live

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmjs02jzXew[/youtube]

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Virgil Dickerson October 3, 2008 at 7:53 am

thanks for the great write up. I can’t wait for “Speaking In Cursive” is released and everyone has a chance to hear it. The record is just the best.

DBT Chicago October 3, 2008 at 8:11 am

wall against our back remains one of my favorite albums in the last five years.

Woody October 6, 2008 at 7:56 am

I finally delved into this album this week. Lyrics are great, especially on Sadie Mae & Swingset Assassin. I am giving serious thought to naming my next fantasy team – The Swingset Assassins.

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