Thundersnow b/w Rhinelander

Cougar - Thundersnow b/w Rhinelander

Welcome to the world of Cougar. This, the first single from their second album (and their first for Counter), shows what the quintet from Madison, Wisconsin are all about. From the very first bar of "Thundersnow" you know you're dealing with a band that can hit hard, channelling the spirit of both Fugazi and Four Tet into proper rock-god wig out - muscular riffing, machine gun drumming and a feel for melody which raises this beyond any hint of bombast.

"Rhinelander," on the other hand, shows another side of the Cougar experience. Running choral loveliness up against the tight interplay of bass and guitar (and more stellar drum work from David Henzie-Skogen) the whole is achingly melancholy and quite beautiful - the kind of music DJ Shadow might make if he got bored of doing everything on a sampler and formed a guitar combo. Cougar's reputation in the States is in the ascendancy - they have toured with the likes of Maximo Park and U.N.K.L.E and worked with John McEntire of Tortoise. With their second album, "Patriot," it's set to go stellar. Listen.

Available to download from the Ninjashop and iTunes now.



Hint, Apple and Cougar Articles

<< Previous

If Music 10 Anniversary Competition

Can you decipher all the tracks referenced in the Ninja Tune and If Music Presents...If 2LP poem? If you can, you could win a Ninja goodie bag!

Read More

Ninja Tune & If Music Presents...If

Ninja Tune is teaming up with mainstay London record shop If Music for aspecial 2LP compilation celebrating the shop's tenth birthday this Record Store Day!

Read More

New Big Dada podcast - Mike Ladd special

Ninja Tune XX on iTunes

Other Articles

<< Previous

Solid Steel Radio - 22-08-14 - Horse Meat Disco, Paper Tiger

Horse Meat Disco and Paper Tiger man the decks for this week's Solid Steel - kicking off London's Carnival weekend in style.

Read More

Evy Jane Share "Nothing So Great" from 'Closer' EP

The Vancouver duo share Nothing So Great from their debut release for Ninja Tune, a simply magical combination of synths rising gradually from heavy to urgent with commanding vocals describing the dark aftermath of sex - listen below.

Read More

Premiere: Mr. Scruff - We Are Coming (Max Graef Remix)

Scruff recruits German wunderkind Max Graef to remix the standout album cut We Are Coming, taken from Scruff's upcoming 12" single released 8 September - Ninjashop / iTunes

Read More

Dorian Concept Shares New Single "Ann River, Mn" From New Album 'Joined Ends'

Another snippet of the long-awaited new Dorian Concept album arrives in the form of glistening, slow-burner, Ann River, Mn, streaming via SPIN. Joined Ends is released on 20 October 2014.

Read More

Hint, Apple and Cougar Releases

Other Releases

wumgnfytgaro