Against Me! Are The Original Cowboys
will release their new CD "The Original Cowboy" on the 7th of July through Fat Wreck Chords.
From their MySpace page about the record:
"We are proud to announce that on July 7th, 2009 Fat Wreck Chords will be releasing "The Original Cowboy". These predominantly never-before-heard demos were recorded at Goldentone Studio in Gainesville, FL with Rob McGregor on July 15th, 2003. The session was scheduled just prior to our trip to Memphis’ Ardent Studios where As The Eternal Cowboy was recorded (our second full length, and our first release with Fat).
Having already recorded our first full length album and two previous EPs with Rob at Goldentone, we wanted to do something different for our second full length. We specifically wanted to make an all analog recording which we could do at Ardent. With Rob McGregor coming along to produce, we wanted to make sure he was familiar with the songs, so we made this demo recording.
At the insistence of Fat Mike, the song “Cavalier Eternal” from the 7/15/03 session did end up making it onto As The Eternal Cowboy, Mike preferring the demo to the version made at Ardent.
Recorded and mixed in only a couple of hours, The Original Cowboy was only meant to be a trial run, but, listening to it today, there’s a part of me that feels foolish for ever recording these songs a second time. -Tom"