Two Cow Garage

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Two Cow Garage
Origin Columbus, Ohio, United States
Genres Alternative country
Alternative rock
Rock
Years active 2001-present
Labels Shelterhouse Records
SuburbanHome Records
Last Chance Records
Website twocowgarage.com

Two Cow Garage is an alt-country band from Columbus, Ohio, USA.[1]

History[edit]

The group was formed in September 2001 by the singer/guitarist Micah Schnabel (born in Bucyrus, Ohio) who began playing with the drummer Dustin Harigle in and around Columbus. The guitarist Chris Flint joined the group after seeing one of their early shows, and bass guitarist Shane Sweeney joined soon after. The group released its first album in 2002 and embarked on a near-constant nationwide U.S. tour, travelling over 300,000 miles.[2]

Micah Schnabel (left) and Shane Sweeney of Two Cow Garage perform in Pittsburgh, Pa. in June of 2012. (Photo by Greg Brown)

Their second album, The Wall Against Our Back, came out in 2004 to considerable critical acclaim, and the group's tour was recorded by John Boston and released as a documentary, The Long Way Around: One Badass Year With Two Cow Garage.[2]

A third album, III, was released in 2007 and followed by Speaking In Cursive in September 2008. Harigle left the band on tour in 2007; drummer Cody Smith and keyboard player Andy Schell joined for Speaking In Cursive, which was released on the Colorado-based Suburban Home Records label.

The band's fifth album, Sweet Saint Me, was released via Suburban Home Records on October 24, 2010. The Death Of The Self Preservation Society was released September 10, 2013. Production of the album was funded by fans via a campaign on Indiegogo that raised $16,840.[3]

A subsequent Indiegogo campaign raised $9,196 after the band's van broke down. [4]

The band has built its following via energetic live shows and relentless touring, playing as many as 200 shows in a year. [5]


Members[edit]

  • Micah Schnabel - vocals, guitar
  • Dustin Harigle - drums (left in 2007)
  • Chris Flint - guitar (left in 2007)
  • Shane Sweeney - bass guitar
  • Andy Schell - keyboards (left in 2011)
  • Cody Smith - drums (left in 2011)
  • David Murphy - drums

Discography[edit]

  • Please Turn the Gas Back On (Shelterhouse Records, 2002)
  • The Wall Against Our Back (Shelterhouse, 2004)
  • III (Shelterhouse, 2007)
  • Speaking In Cursive (Shelterhouse/Suburban Home, 2008)
  • Sweet Saint Me (Suburban Home, 2010)
  • The Death Of The Self Preservation Society (Last Chance Records, 2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swiatecki, Chad. "This is not a Strokes review: how I met Two Cow Garage". Austin360.com. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Two Cow Garage at Allmusic.com
  3. ^ "Two Cow Garage- The Death of the Self Preservation Society- Indiegogo Project". Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Two Cow Garage- Van Boosters- Indiegogo Project". Retrieved 20 December 2015.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ Carver, Joseph. "Now Hear This! Two Cow Garage". PopMatters.com. Retrieved 8 October 2008. 

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