Platypus

by Cowboys in Cardigans

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'Platypus' is 23 minutes long.

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Cowboys in Cardigans keep the train rollin’ down the tracks with a new EP called, Platypus. This collection of tunes is a close cousin to the Cockatoo LP, released in April 2014. Those Cowboys have expanded their sonic crush with more swishy elements of psychedelia, foot-stomping roots and good old fashioned thrash rock. The EP weaves these seemingly unrelated sounds together to create an incredibly fluid listening experience – based on the crazy anatomical blueprint of Mother nature’s greatest mash-up – the mighty duck-billed Platypus.

Sometimes it’s cute, sometimes it’s venomous but the entire time it’s those Cowboys in Cardigans.

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released December 19, 2014

Jamie Reaume - vocals, guitars, acoustic guitars
Jordan Tough - drums, percussion, banjolele, ukulele, backing vocals
Devon Pastorius - guitars, ukulele, resonator guitar
Taylor Horne - bass, acoustic bass

Produced by Marty Bak & Cowboys in Cardigans
All songs written, arranged & performed by Cowboys in Cardigans
All lyrics by Jamie Reaume
Percussion arranged for 'Kiss Me' by Marty Bak

Recorded, engineered, mixed & mastered by Marty Bak
SLR Studio, Windsor Ontario
October 20-26 2014

Cowboys in Cardigans Music © & ℗ 2016


Press:

Cowboys in Cardigans - ‘Platypus’ (4 out of 5 stars)

“Although only a few months removed from their debut full length, Cockatoo, Cowboys in Cardigans are already prepped to release another chunk of music in December. Platypus showcases the Cowboys affinity for 90’s style alternative. The opening track, an aggressive jam called ‘She Should Be The Queen’ and the deliciously sly ‘Swim With Sharks’ have a Stone Temple Pilots feel, while ‘Spinning’ drops into a lusher mode altogether, in its almost psychedelic tenderness. ‘I Think I Do’ is a classic anthem that begs to be sung along in an arena. The playful instrumental ‘Ampersand’ slides into the fun ukulele jam ‘Kiss Me’ to round out the album. Cowboys in Cardigans prove you don’t have to re-invent the wheel when it comes to rock and roll and these guys are clearly having a ball.”
-Jamie Greer, The Urbanite (November 21 2014)

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→ Cowboys in Cardigans is a shiny, rock juggernaut - invading your ears and making your body dance! The four albums; ‘Cockatoo’ - ‘Platypus’ - 'Mammoth' - 'Giraffe' - channel the 90's with caffeine-infused rock riffs, wildly tongue-in-cheek lyrics, an impressive audiophile grade listening experience. ... more

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Track Name: She Should Be The Queen
she runs her black nails down my spine
up in her bedroom
pretty collection of bloody lines
lonely men outside

the street light glows orange in the night
it casts the shadows
little men in trench coats killing time
they stay up all night

they want to pull her out through the window
watch her die in the machine
she should be the queen
they want to pull her out through the window
give the people what they need
she should be the queen

she wears black and red wigs sometimes
teaches me lessons
another world for a small price
all night every night
Track Name: Swim With Sharks
the feeding frenzy can’t be stopped
they were waiting for the meat to drop
swimming in a tricky spot
maybe we should cut it off

dip you in the water do ya
wanna see how sharks are fed?
let the teeth a tear into ya
turn the salty salty water red

your insides on the outside
chunks of you floating
woo
yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

the bleeding just can’t be stopped
pouring out the bottom
out of the top
the skin is turning white from shock
from the shock

dip you in the water do ya
wanna see how sharks are fed?
let the teeth a tear into ya
turn the salty water red

your insides on the outside
chunks of you floating
woo
yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

dip you in the water do ya
wanna see how sharks are fed?
Track Name: Spinning
he had a strong drink and an accent she couldn’t guess
he had a safe word because of what happened out west
she looked at him with an eager grin
he laughed out loud and ordered one more gin

he had a strong drink and some stories that seemed to impress
she had an ironic ‘just say maybe’ button pinned to her chest
she looked at him and kissed his chin
he laughed out loud and ordered one more gin

she looked at him and rubbed his shin
he felt the first hints of getting sucked in

spinning out of control
spinning out of all control
spinning out of control

she looked at him with a shaky grin
he squeezed her thigh and remembered when

she stormed into the room in the ugly pink dress
took a mouthful of candy and invited him to bed
she stormed into the room in the ugly pink dress
took a mouthful of candy and invited him to bed

spinning out of control
spinning out of all control
spinning out of control
spinning out of all control

he had a strong drink and an accent she couldn’t guess
he had a safe word because of what happened out west

she stormed into the room in the ugly pink dress
Track Name: Giraffe
here I go again
sticking my neck out for a friend
I got some neck to spare

giraffe

trees blowin’ in the wind
extra long and thin
I want to be your man

giraffe

it feels gigantic
it creeps up slanted
a true romantic

here I go again
sticking my neck out for a friend
I got some neck to spare

giraffe

it feels gigantic
it creeps up slanted
a true romantic
Track Name: I Think I Do
do you understand the terrible wars going on over there?
we have sent soldiers across the globe
without telling them why they are really there

go on
for sure and long
hold your head high in the light
and be strong
be strong

we turn our kids into zombies
for the wars
and we continue the bombing
western chores

do you understand the terrible wars going on over there?
we have sent soldiers across the globe
by telling them lies to get them there

go on
for sure and long
hold your head high in the light
and be strong
we’re all going to hell for sending you alone

we turn our kids into zombies
for the wars
and we continue the bombing
western chores
Track Name: Kiss Me
we drank the night away
celebrated life with red wine and bad dancing
fell in love the old fashioned way
looked in your eyes once and I was gone
holding on to blue balloons
playing sweet music in the month of June
walking down beach at the edge of the spray
wishing I had wings when you said

kiss me baby
kiss me I’ve wanted this for so long

we got lost in the afternoon
a pink sky picnic with the ocean crashing
hearts in the clouds and heads on the moon
hand in hand on the sand we walked along
slipping past the light of day
stars in your eyes were flickering madly
under your spell
I’ll never be the same
moments like these
always end too soon so

kiss me baby
kiss me I’ve wanted you for so long