So Cow Gets Meaningless Friendly on New Album, Launches North American Tour

So Cow Gets <i>Meaningless Friendly</i> on New Album, Launches North American Tour
Irish garage pop genius Brian Kelly has been working with his lo-fi So Cow project for years, but finally broke through with his self-titled debut last fall. Now, Kelly and his band have completed a new record for release later this month.

According to a brief post on the So Cow website, the album is called Meaningless Friendly and will be released on Chicago's Tic Tac Totally sometime in late February. Little else is known about the record, but keep an eye peeled for it the next time TTT update their release page.

Leading up to the album's release, So Cow have also dropped a new covers EP that includes tracks by the Soft Boys, the Go-Betweens, Tall Dwarfs, Shonen Knife and others. The eight-song mix can be downloaded here.

In keeping with their endless work ethic, the band have also announced a massive North American tour that includes stops at SXSW, along with Canadian shows in Montreal, Hamilton and Toronto.

Tour dates:

2/11 Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes

2/12 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie

2/13 Brooklyn, NY - Market Hotel

2/14 Manhattan, NY - Cake Shop

2/19 Providence, RI - AS220

2/20 Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo

2/22 Hamilton, ON - The Casbah Lounge

2/23 Rochester, NY - The Bug Jar

2/24 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom

2/25 Columbus, OH - Cafe Bourbon Street

2/26 Detroit, MI - Lager House

2/28 Milwaukee, WI - Eagle's Nest

3/1 Minneapolis, MI - 7th St. Entry

3/3 Missoula, MO - Badlander

3/5 Portland, OR - East End

3/6 Seattle, WA - Comet Tavern

3/9 Santa Cruz, CA - The Crepe Place

3/10 San Francisco, CA - The Hemlock Tavern

3/11 Los Angeles, CA - The Smell

3/12 San Diego, CA - Bar Pink Elephant

3/13 Palm Springs, CA - J Dees Landing

3/14 Phoenix, AZ - Trunk Space

3/16 Austin, TX - The Mohawk

3/17 Austin, TX - SXSW

3/18 Austin, TX - SXSW

3/19 Austin, TX - SXSW

3/20 Austin, TX - SXSW

3/22 Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory

3/23 Kansas City, MI - Record Bar

3/25 Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe

3/26 Hattiesburg, MI - The Belafonte

3/30 Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor