Here’s a link to some new tracks by one of my favourite Irish artists, So Cow. More of a solo artist than an actual band, he’s originally from Galway but living in Korea. He has already released one album this year, the excellent ‘These Truly Are End Times’ and there’s another one, ‘I’m Siding with my Captors’ due later this month. Although there’s definitely a lo-fi indie sound to his tunes, he rises way above most by being ace at writing top-class pop tunes. If there’s any justice, he’ll get a nomination in next year’s Choice Awards, but unfortunately it’s unlikely to happen.
Deerhoof were so taken with his cover of ‘The Perfect Me’ that they have put it up on their site. I was going to put up the MP3 of ‘Commuting’ – a tale of unrequited love with a girl he used to see on the bus (the best possible subject for any pop song) but I haven’t been able to figure out the whole uploading MP3 thing cos I’m an idiot. So you’ll just have to have a listen to it yourself on the above Myspace link. But you can also have a listen to two of my favourite So Cow songs ‘Casablanca’ and ‘Moon Geun Young’ while you’re at it. You won’t be sorry, I swear.