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Today, Austin’s Cowboy Diplomacy release grizzly rock anthem “Mountain Man” the final single prior to releasing their debut album, Burn Down The Road on Friday, December 13th. In August they released their debut single “The Get Down”, followed by sophomore single “Bad Man” (October).
“Mountain Man” follows the narrative of someone who feels bogged down trying to navigate city life: paying costly bills, a car that’s broken down, and trying to impress someone special.
“A mountain man is an individual that’s rough and tough around the edges but a gentleman at heart” says frontman Ian Cochran. “A guy who loves to be old fashioned, and loves nature and animals.”
It’s a modern day rock anthem about two people from different walks of life. Will they find connection and common ground despite their differences?
Sings Cohran, “Hey girl I’ve cleaned up my act / And that’s a matter of fact / You’ve been the one from the start / You got my country boy heart.” The song closes with Cochran wailing “mountain man” over howling electric guitar that takes a brief pause before turning feverish. It’s a full throttle declaration of the self and of longing.
“Mountain Man” was written by Ian Cochran and Philip DeVries, recorded and produced by Eric Harrison and Michael Ingber of Studio 601 in Austin, TX, and mastered by Will Borza (SWMRS, Wild Child) and Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Tom Waits, Sheryl Crow).
December 5 – Austin Music Foundation presents Cowboy Diplomacy, Geraldine’s, ATX
December 12 – Fox 7 Good Day Austin, ATX
December 13 – Album Release Show at Empire Control Room, ATX
January Tour – TBA
About Cowboy Diplomacy
Cowboy Diplomacy deliver unrestrained, invigorating southern rock and blues out of Austin, TX that captivate audiences with their unconventional style and raw lyrics. Frontman Ian Cochran’s singular growl-like vocals draw listeners in, while the band’s energy and music keeps them hooked. The band draws influences from classic rock acts like AC/DC and Red Hot Chili Peppers, along with a mix of influences from some members San Diego roots, and immersion in the Austin music scene. Evident within their robust sound are traces of notable bands such as Rival Sons, Kaleo, Kings of Leon of which the band draws comparisons.
The band’s raw yet classic sound has quickly established the band as one-to-watch. Accolades include being selected as one of Black Fret’s 2017 nominees, Voted “Best Band of Austin” 2017 in Austin Monthly, voted runner-up “Best New Band” in the 2016 Austin Chronicle poll.
Runner-Up Best Austin Band 2019 – The Austin Chronicle
Runner-Up Best Performing Group-Rock 2019 – The Austin Chronicle
Runner-Up Best Male Vocals Ian Cochran 2019 – The Austin Chronicle
“20 Austin Bands To Watch In 2018” – Culture Collide
Voted “Best Band of ATX” 2017 – Austin Monthly
Runner-Up “Best New Band” 2016 – Austin Chronicle
Cowboy Diplomacy released their debut single “Follow Me” in January 2017 and in August 2019 released “The Get Down,” their first single in two years. On December 13th they will release their debut album, Burn Down The Road.
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