Before choosing to release music under his own name, Brent Cowles wooed audiences as the frontman of indie folk troubadours You Me & Apollo. When the band called it quits after two releases and years of touring, Cowles spent some time to reevaluate the music he wanted to create. The outcome, his debut single, “Cold Times.” Today we are thrilled to premiere an incredible live video of the track from the badass rootsy rocker’s hometown show at Denver’s Larimer Lounge. Check it out in the player above.
An extremely personal track, “Cold Times” takes on an entirely new and expanded meaning on a post-Trump America. Cowles had this to say about the track, “It feels like the times are cold. And the only way to get through a period like that is to feel cold together and acknowledge that it feels bad and things need to improve. How else can you get to the next step if you’re not talking about it?”
When his former band began to dissolve a few years ago, Cowles decided to focus on his own personal musical journey. He moved into his truck for five months, reevaluated the direction he wanted to take, and only surrounded himself with friends and his community. The singer-songwriter then traded in his acoustic guitar for an electric and dug deep to find a unique persona, evident in his latest single. Fans can hear more of this new sound on Cowles’ debut EP, Cold Times, to be released April 28th via Dine Alone Records. Additionally, Cowles will be hitting the road this week, playing a handful of SXSW gigs before setting out on a west coast tour. The full list of tour dates can be found below.
Upcoming Tour Dates
03/04 - Breck Brew Show - Fort Collins, CO
03/09 - Colorado Sounds 1st Bday Party - Fort Collins, CO
03/11 - Breck Brew Show - Denver, CO
03/16 - SXSW Dog Day Afternoon - Maria’s Taco Xpress
03/17 - SXSW Israel Nash Day Party - Plum Creek Sound
03/18 - SXSW Riptide’s Showcase - Whole Foods Rooftop Plaza
03/24 - TREEFORT - Boise, ID
03/27 - Tractor - Seattle, WA
03/30 - Hotel Cafe - Los Angeles, CA
04/01 - Rebel Lounge - Phoenix, AZ
04/28 - Hi-Dive – ALBUM RELEASE - Denver, CO
Brent Cowles debut EP Cold Times will be released on April 28, 2017 via Dine Alone Records. For more details, head over to www.brentcowles.com.
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