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hey hey we're the cowlicksstar Hey Hey We're the Cowlicks

"...the finest Americana recording to come out of the SF/Bay Area music scene in a long, long time."
"...original, twangy, dastardly clever tunes..."
"...a boot stompin' whiskey jar swilling, psychedelic rodeo!"

The last release from The Cowlicks is available at CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, or in person at Downhome Music. Check out full reviews on the press page.

Psychedelic Service Station

Available at CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, or in person at Downhome Music.

The Cowlicks California Music Award Winning CD

"C.W.A - Cowboys with Attitude"

Available at CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, or in person at Downhome Music.


End of the Night: MP3 Real Audio
Stupid Girl: MP3 Real Audio
Stateline: MP3

Here's what Miles of Music has to say about CWA:

"Bay Area alt. country heroes The Cowlicks are a spirited bunch of guys with quite a few "formerly of" pedigrees among them - bassist/vocalist Mike Anderson of the Big Blue Hearts, drummer Peter Tucker of The Waybacks, songwriter and lead singer/guitarist Todd Novak of The Schramms - but with songs like these, you'll soon be focused on this rollicking debut rather than their bio. This quintet delivers catchy, countrified gems dripping with slide guitar and mandolin mastery. Brad Kava of the San Jose Mercury News noted of his first listen, "The songwriting was so sharp and focused, the performance so tight, the harmonies so smooth, I couldn't believe this was a band that still had day jobs... equally comfortable with Hank Williams-inspired country and Petty-flavored rock."

Lyrics, lyrics, you say! Here's the words to Sea of Grass we managed to wrangle out of Todd.


CWA features sculpture, leatherwork and hand-made clothing by Gerry "The Maestro" Gaxiola, King of the Cowboy Artists. Read more about The Maestro...

The Maestro
creator of the CWA cover sculptures
By popular demand: Hamster Ranch does Black Sabbath
Two of your favorite Sabbath tunes, Paranoid & Iron Man, barn dance style, complete with Jews Harp. We'll hook you up, just email us at, and for $6, we'll ship one off to ya. It's also available at the best record store in the universe, DownHome Music in El Cerrito, CA.

The Cowlicks live at KPIG (107.5) on Sleepy John's show "Please Stand By." On an early Sunday morning, the Cowlicks stumbled out of their tents in Big Sur, CA after a gig at The Henry Miller Library and made their way to the KPIG studios for a few acoustic numbers. Here's Todd, Michael, and Mike kickin' up the morning dew:

The Cowlicks, live & unplugged!

Sweet Rosette 5.2 MB
"Sweet ballad, sweet melody, man, oh, man. These guys can write a beautiful love ballad. I hope someone is listening, 'cause this is the stuff the good life is made of."
--Mark Hargraves

Mr. SpaceMan 4.6 MB

It's a Long Road 4 MB
"This bouncy, bluegrass relative of a song is so catchy. Friendly hooks, warm and plaintive vocals belie a deep and introspective personal story. It's addictive. My favorite song by the 'Licks so far."

--Mark Hargraves