SO COW: Self-titled: LP

So Cow is a one-man lo-fi indie pop act from Ireland. This record was recorded over the course of three years and is more a collection than an album. The variety of sounds—including Casios and weird noises, along with the tape hiss and varying fidelities on different songs—keep things from getting samey. The songs are smartly written and lyrical, with a bit of an Elvis Costello flair. I’ll definitely play this a few more times. It’s a breath of fresh air for people who have been known to take sweaters and tea over hoodies and coffee, but still think that some of the current twee revival bands are too tight-butt and affected.

 –CT Terry (Tic Tac Totally)