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AVENUE OF ALLIES release STATE COWS‘ „The Second One“ on May 24th, 2013!

“Avenue Of Allies presents its next release, the brand new album “The Second One” by the amazing Swedish Westcoast band STATE COWS is due out on the 24th of May 2013.

“The Second One” with its stellar song writing, the perfect arrangements, the great harmony vocals and the impressive list of guest musicians is the perfect addition to the CD collection of everyone looking for the classic Westcoast sound along the lines of Airplay, Pages, Steely Dan, Marc Jordan, Michael McDonald, David Roberts, Toto and Chicago. For the recordings of “The Second One”, Daniel Andersson and Stefan Olofsson invited an amazing cast of musicians, Bill Champlin, Jay Graydon, Michael Landau, Ian Bairnson, Peter Friestedt and Sven Larsson are among the featured session cats on this highly anticipated trip back in time.”

Release: State Cows – The Second One

Label: Avenue Of Allies

Out: May 24th 2013

PR: info@germusica.com

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When Daniel Andersson and Stefan Olofsson released the self titled STATE COWS debut album (Avenue 1008 0016) in 2010, the feedback from the fans and the media alike was nothing short of phenomenal. The reviewers wrote, “Westcoast music at its best“, “a future classic among Westcoast fans”, “by far the best release in the Westcoast genre in recent years”, “an absolute must for anyone who is seeking a contemporary Westcoast outfit”, “they totally nailed the classic Westcoast sound but they have a unique style all their own”.

And one of the true icons of the genre, Jay Graydon, who contributed a guitar solo to the song “New York Town”, said: “These guys have surely taken West Coast Pop to another level adding the freshness of youth. Great songs, arrangements and performances!“

Accolades galore, raising the expectations for the follow-up to a very high level and with their sophomore album aptly titled “The Second One” the Swedes have definitely managed to live up to their reputation as one of the best Westcoast bands since the glory days of the genre ended almost 30 years ago.

For the recordings of “The Second One”, Daniel and Stefan invited most of the musicians who already conduced to the success of the first album again. Jay Graydon returns for a guitar solo on upbeat “In The City”, but he is not the only one of the former L.A. session cats who makes an appearance, Michael Landau plays the guitar solo on “This Time” and you can listen to Bill Champlin’s vocals on “Finally Fair and Balanced” with the typical arrangement you expect when you hear Bill’s voice. Ian Bairnson of Alan Parsons Project / Keats fame played a guitar solo on “I Got Myself Together”, while the local Swedish guitar talents, Peter Friestedt and Sven Larsson paid a courtesy visit for a guitar solo on “Mister White” and Hard Goodbyerespectively.

“The Second One” with its stellar song writing, the perfect arrangements, the great harmony vocals and the impressive list of guest musicians is the perfect addition to the CD collection of everyone looking for the classic Westcoast sound along the lines of Airplay, Pages, Steely Dan, Marc Jordan, Michael McDonald, David Roberts, Toto and Chicago.

All songs written, produced and arranged by Stefan Olofsson and Daniel Andersson

Recorded at White Cherry Hill Studios

Mixed by Stefan Olofsson

Mastered by Stefan Olofsson

 

Horn arrangement on “In the City” by Per Bejstam

Flugelhorn solo on “Mister White” arranged by Hans Hjortek

 

STATE COWS are :

Daniel Andersson : vocals, guitars

Stefan Olofsson : keyboards, synth bass

 

Guest musicians :

Bill Champlin: vocals on “Finally Fair and Balanced” 

Michael Landau: guitar solo on “This Time”

Jay Graydon: guitar solo on “In The City”

Peter Friestedt: guitar solo on “Mister White”

Sven Larsson: guitar solo on “Hard Goodbye”

Ian Bairnson: guitar solo on “I Got Myself Together”

Peter Holmqvist: guitar solo on “Scofflaws”

Göran Turborn: guitar solo on “California Gold”

Samuel Muntlin: EWI solo on “Nineteen Eighty-One”

Pär Wretling: flugelhorn solo on “Mister White”, flugelhorn on “California Gold”

Per Bejstam: trumpets, flugelhorn on “In The City”

Peter Olofsson: drums

Lars-Erik Dahle: bass

Mikael Emsing: percussion

Marcuz Granberg, Christian Thomsen: backing vocals

 

http://www.statecows.com

http://www.facebook.com/statecows

 

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