Cowlick started one day in February 2006 when brothers Dylan Hudecki (formerly of By Divine Right and Junior Blue) and his younger brother Jackson Hudecki (Alive & Living) recorded some improvised bedtracks in a studio in the country. They later added friend Ian Parker and Cowlick was complete.
I am really loving their track "Wires." Full of handclaps and fuzzy guitar riffs, what's not to love?
Cowlick - "Wires"
There are so many genres influencing Cowlick's sound, anything from indie rock to folk to psychedelia to hiphop to funk to noise rock or experimental. I think that's why I'm really loving their music. Tracks like "Radio" have bluesy, thick guitar melodies; "White Russians" features Lee Reed and has true hip-hop beats and a wonky bass; "Conflict of Interest" has folky guitar strumming and (what sounds like) a lap steel guitar.
With Wires, their second album, just released this past August and a wonderful remix of it already available through their website, I'm looking forward to hearing more about Cowlick in the future.