Friday, May 24, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
We have signed a deal with Avenue of Allies and are happy to announce that "The Second One" will be available in record stores and for digital download worldwide on the 24th of May.
Starting now, you can pre-order the digital version on Bandcamp and receive an immediate download of the song "This Time" featuring the great Michael Landau!
Monday, April 22, 2013
We just received a small batch of the Japanese edition of our debut CD. This edition has a different mastering and contains the bonus track "Time For Changing".
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
We are very fortunate to work with some of the very best Swedish and Norwegian musicians. They have all contributed to the record with their outstanding performances! So to all musicians - we are very lucky to have you on board the "The Second One". Thank you!
Christian Thomsen - The high tenor that can reach notes we didn't even know existed. In full voice.
Mikael Emsing - If you can hit it, he can make music out of it. Criminally good percussionist.
Göran Turborn - North Sweden's best kept secret (don't tell anyone). Played the guitar solo to "Brother to Brother" note perfectly in chilly autumn weather.
Peter Olofsson - If Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro and Ringo Starr had a baby ... The foundation of the State Cows sound.
Per Bejstam - We stumbled upon his incredible Dirty Loops horn arrangements and were lucky enough to have him add some magic to our record as well. And he plays all horns by himself.
Lars-Erik Dahle - The funkiest bass player in Norway. Period.
Pär Wretling - You heard him as part of a horn section on our debut album. Now you will have the chance to hear is warm and soulful tone as a soloist.
Peter Holmqvist - The angular jazz guitarist who enhanced our previous album is back with a vengeance. Solo guitar at its best.
Samuel Muntlin - The amazing saxophone player who also turned out to be a master of the EWI (Google it).
Marcuz Granberg - The lead singer of Steely Dan tribute Second Arrangement and live background singer of State Cows enhances our new record with his warm vocals. Soul is the keyword.
Sven Larsson - Completely blew us away with his fantastic guitar playing. As good as it gets.
Also thanks to Anders Lundkvist for his amazing bass playing on stage and Johan Viksten for his excellent slide guitar work.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Teaser number six is a song called Nineteen Eighty One - a pop-progressive number with an eighties flavor. Do you remember 1981?
Enjoy and feel free to share!
We are also proud to present some more great guest players for the upcoming album. Besides already mentioned Jay Graydon and Peter Friestedt, Bill Champlin, Michael Landau and Ian Bairnson (Alan Parsons Project) have done some amazing contributions to our songs!