So Cow- S/T LP. Hell ya a new So Cow album. This one picks up exactly where you want it to. The last two albums, which were released on CD only, were stone cold classics and the new one dishes 18 cuts of all the various shapes, sizes and colors that made his previous work so interesting. He ups the ante a bit on this one by mixing in more sophisticated takes on his scuzzed-up, rambling, pop aesthetic and comes up with another great batch of songs. So Cow plays smart power-pop with a dexterity to go epic at times. He stretches over Home Blitz territory and a bit into Gizmos-land, but with the lyrical content going from sweetly innocent to starkly profound to goofball quirky humor all in a few tracks. Hitting on the charm and character that make the Television Personalities tick, these new set of songs constantly find themselves running wild with ideas in a natural A.D.D. whirlwind, but with a sharp and focused skill. So Cow glues spasms of noise and off-kilter parts to a pop skeleton creating a pretty exceptionally pop based album that’s been stuck in my brain for the last few days. Fun record.