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“...should have no problem finding favor with fans of the rootsier side of rock’s tracks.” - MY OLD KENTUCKY BLOGCowgill - an eclectic, indie folk rock group hailing from Boston - released their debut, Side One of Planted, on May 17th, 2012. Recorded at Power Station New England - the near-perfect replica of Avatar Studios in Manhattan - the five tracks showcase an upbeat pop sensibility, a darker folk rock side, and creative song structures easily missed on the first listen. Cowgill nimbly hops genres several times throughout the record, occasionally even mid-song. Phil Tortoroli of refers to the album’s opener as "...harking closer to Wilco’s current discography with its lush arrangement of strings, acoustic guitars, and plodding drum lines." Funded largely through the generosity of their fans, friends, and family via Kickstarter, the tunes on Cowgill’s debut release will appeal to fans of Dr. Dog, The Head and the Heart, Radiohead, and The Decemberists alike.Cowgill is...Paul Cowgill - lead vocals, acoustic guitar Mike Truskowski - piano, trombone, backup vocals Dan Weissman - mandolin, trumpet, backup vocals Leeann Hackett - violin Ryan Rivers - bass guitar, backup vocals Joe Pess - drumsFormed in Boston in June of 2011, Cowgill has been building a large hometown following with their shows at Middle East Upstairs, Great Scott, T.T. the Bear's, the Occupy Boston stage, and their residency at P.A.'s Lounge. Paul Cowgill sings, writes songs, and plays acoustic guitar. Mike Truskowski (Paul's roommate of four years) takes care of backing vocals, keys, and trombone. Dan Weissman - they met him through a jam session with some friends - plays the mandolin and adds eeeven more backing vocals and the occasional trumpet. Craigslist recruit Leeann Hackett is on violin, her high school friend Ryan Rivers slaps the bass and steps in for quite a few fourth harmony vocal parts, and Joe Pess, Ryan's friend from Berklee College of Music, holds it all down on drums. The band went on their first U.S. tour through Brooklyn, Chicago, Louisville, Pittsburgh, DC, and Philly in August of 2012. They will record Side Two of the album in the Spring of 2013 and then promptly will hit the road again for a more extensive tour in support of the full album. Jon Hillman of popular Boston music blog Allston Pudding writes, “[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.” He adds, “…it’s the musicians and instrumentation that encompass Paul Cowgill’s folksy pop melodies that truly differentiates this indie-rock sextet.”