I saw Two Cow Garage opening for Frank Turner on his spring tour earlier this year, and I was immediately struck by how good they were live. With three accomplished vocalists in the band, the sound and harmonies were tight. Obviously I went back through their catalogue of albums and I loved each of them, but when “Brand New Flag” came out this past October, I was blown away.
As Todd Farrell had yet to join the band on their previous bands, his addition really helped to round out the band on “Brand New Flag”, and the album seems more refined and focused. With Todd, Shane Sweeney and Micah Schnabel switching lead vocal duties throughout the album, each song is fresh and exciting, rooted in politics but not preachy. Definitely one of my albums of the year.
Check out the title track from “Brand New Flag” from Two Cow Garage below. “Brand New Flag” is available for purchase on iTunes or via their Bandcamp page.