Holy Cow!

Making musical discoveries is just about my favorite thing on earth. I get quite a thrill digging up rare gems on YouTube, such as this video from Aussie band, the Sacred Cowboys, whom I found buried deep down in the ‘Related Videos’ column while viewing another 80’s Australian band’s promo.

The Sacred Cowboys are what happen when you take the clap-your-hands-say-yeehaw sound of a country hoedown, add some synthy, new wave flourishes, and then deliver this composite with a punk attitude. It’s ‘utter-ly’ odd and wonderful!

Unfortunately, after some research, this video and a brief entry in Wikipedia is all I’ve been able to turn up for this band. If any of you ModReaders have more information, please let us know.

Also, we’d love to hear about any underground bands that you’ve recently uncovered!

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8 Comments

  1. Maya 02/15/2010 at 7:09 pm #

    Hey Richard. Redeye Records export some of their albums. I’ll keep searching for you!

    http://www.redeye.com.au/answer.asp?artist=SACRED+COWBOYS&reion=usa&genSel=&letbrws=yes&atype=both

  2. Maya 02/15/2010 at 7:10 pm #

    Well I’m pretty sure that’s them!

  3. Sienna 02/15/2010 at 7:34 pm #

    http://www.sacredcowboys.com/

  4. Gabi 02/16/2010 at 5:54 am #

    There’s an Aussie website called Triple J Unearthed which encourages unsigned bands to post their music. They have lots of competitions to get the bands going. Art vs. Science and the Vampire Weekend were found on there, two bands that are really big on the Aussie festival tours at the moment. The website is http://www.triplejunearthed.com

    I love it cause my sisters band (Midnight Curfew) is on there. Check it out!

  5. Richard (ModCloth) 02/16/2010 at 9:54 am #

    Hi Maya, speaking of Redeye Records, over this past weekend on the internet somewhere, I found a compilation of bands on that label. Really great stuff.

    And Gabi, I’m going to check that out right now.

  6. Amy 02/16/2010 at 12:47 pm #

    This could be their facebook page but I’m not sure

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sacred-Cowboys/17343214081

    I will keep searching!

  7. Richard (ModCloth) 02/17/2010 at 1:56 pm #

    That’s them. Thanks, Amy!

  8. Hilary 02/23/2010 at 2:39 am #

    Gabi, love Unearthed. Such a great way to find new music/bands. Love their iPhone app as well. Best thing to have when hanging out on trams.

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