““Don’t Go” has an upbeat, honeyed tone about it. The song’s dreamy synths bring out a warm and wistful feel, as the band recalls the simple pleasures of time well wasted with loved ones” – Under the Radar
“A scuzzy indie rock number that shows the Brooklyn-via-Detroit artist bucking toxic beauty standards—and capitalism. ”
– American Songwriter
“Lavigne’s dynamite delivery that really sets the song ablaze, as “Get Gone” packs several punches in its fierce critique of societal standards.”
– Look at My Records
“‘Don’t Go’ is a steady, indie rock beat led by Lavigne’s wistful vocals, with a melodic synth counterpart that expertly combines for a vintage, feel-good type of reminiscence.” – From the Intercom
“”They share with us the trials and tribulations of profound self-acceptance and the liberations of fearless vulnerability.”
– California Rocker
Brooklyn-based indie rock outfit Ok Cowgirl share “Her Eyes,” a dreamy queer anthem. “Her Eyes” is the second single off their much anticipated debut EP, Not My First Rodeodue out December 8th.
An epic 5 minute journey that goes from questioning one’s feelings to declaring them, the song begins tenderly and introspectively with an atmospheric guitar part that will send you drifting into a trance. The rhythm guitar enters with drawn-out deliberate strums, ringing with every question songwriter and frontwoman Leah Lavigne asks herself: “Am I just lonely? Am I just lonely all the time?” Eventually the questions are overcome by a warm and wistful chorus where amongst washed out drums and lush synths Lavigne finally reveals her true feelings in a bombastic display of the ecstatic agony of crushing.
If you ever wondered what the euphoria of having a crush would sound like in the language of indie rock, the self-identified dream rock group has figured it out. In unusual form the song ends with a long triumphant outro; the self-doubt that informed the earlier half of the song is nowhere to be found as Lavigne boldly, almost melodramatically, declares her intent to kiss this secret crush. It’s not clear whether liquid courage or self knowledge is fueling these final declarations, but the relief and excitement of surrendering to your feelings is felt as the song builds into a soaring guitar solo. Lavigne rides out the song repeating the line “until I kiss her, kiss her;” it’s all she can think about. Saccharine and endearing, “Her Eyes” is a song that makes you want to fall in love.
Catch the quartet at Knitting Factory on December 15th, where they will be playing a release show with Spud Cannon and May Rio.
Not My First Rodeo – Tracklisting
02. Her Eyes
03. Across the Room
04. Deer in the Headlights
05. Roadtrip (Till the End of Time)
Ok Cowgirl Bio:
The music of indie rock four-piece Ok Cowgirl exists at an intersection of lyric-driven catharsis and dreamy, guitar-centric ecstasy. Fronted by multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Leah Lavigne and backed by Matt Birkenholz on drums, Jase Hottenroth on bass, and Jake Sabinsky on guitar, the Brooklyn-based project draws upon a wealth of experience playing and working in bars, clubs, and DIY spaces across the New York music scene. Ok Cowgirl’s studio output reflects the outfit’s genesis as a live band, crystallizing around instrumental and vocal passages that spurred genuine reactions from crowds past. The end result is a thunderous, triumphant, and ultimately honest blend of lyrical candor and raw electric performance — music that the band describes as “a place for reprieve and release.”