Walking the Cow
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Walking the Cow

Florence, Tuscany, Italy | SELF

Florence, Tuscany, Italy | SELF
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The band comes to life in 2005 and it combines the members of two important Florentine bands: Paolo Moretti and Martino Lega of Pentolino’s Orchestra with Nico Volvox and Bardus of Mirabilia.
The two bands have a fine history of music behind them: Pentolino’s Orchestra has published two albums with FromScratch records and Mirabilia three albums with Homesleep records.
The four band members have also supported international bands like Arab Strap, Motorpsycho, Joe Lally, Bevis Frond, Greg Ginn, I Am Kloot, Alphastone, Nick Castro & The Young Elders, Rollerball and Faust’O.
Furthermore, they have collaborated with important musicians such as Pete Bassman (Spacemen 3), Simon House (Third Ear Band, David Bowie), Brian Godding (Blossom Toes), Louise Bialik (17 Pygmies), and italian underground personalities like Samuel Katarro and Maisie.

After publishing the EP " “Gengis Kahn vs Sarah Cat” (Les diks qui sautent, 2007, net-label, free download) and recording of the soundtrack of the documentary "Lost in election" ( http://www.cinemaitaliano.info/lostinelection) the band feels that it is time to bring in a female voice. They choose italoamerican Michelle Davis (already guest vocalist in Samuel Katarro’s album “The Halfduck Mystery” and Ka Mate Ka Ora’s debut album “Thick as the summer stars”) for the task and start recording their first full length album..
With this lineup the band reaches the finals of the italian contest Bisceglie Push-Up in April 2011.

Walking the Cow love pop songs and bizarre arrangements. They work on contrasts and deconstructionism. Their sound is a mix of Folktronic, noise, acid folk and a pinch of soundtrackish melodies composed by Ennio Morricone and Stelvio Cipriani. The songs were recorded with care and a wide array of acoustic instruments (bouzuki, guitars, drums, harmonium, mandolin, banjo and saz), electric instruments (guitars, bass, Rhodes Piano, Farfisa) and electronic intrusions (drum machine, synth and loops).

Walking the Cow feel inspired by the following artists: Califone, Microphones, Broadcast, Daniel Johnston, Stelvio Cipriani, Os Mutantes, Faust, Midlake, Johnny Cash, Ennio Morricone, Fiery Furnaces, John Fahey, Can, White Noise, Pavement, Pixies, Stereolab, Fairport Convention and Pere Ubu.

On February 21, 2011 White Birch label released their first full length, “Monsters are easy to draw”.