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Sego

October 10, 2019

Sego Share “Walking The Cow” (Daniel Johnston Cover) Feat. The Moth and The Flame & Pinguin Mofex | Performing ACL Festival This Weekend | ‘Sego Sucks’ LP Out Now Via Roll Call Record

LISTEN & SHARE: Sego – “Walking The Cow Feat. The Moth and The Flame, & Pinguin Mofex”
Sego – “Walking The Cow Feat. The Moth and The Flame & Pinguin Mofex

LISTEN & SHARE: Sego – “Yah” Feat. Vacationer”

LISTEN & SHARE: Sego – “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?”
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LISTEN & SHARE: Sego – ‘Sego Sucks’ LP

 

“At first blush, the 1997 country pop smash seems like an odd fit for the off-kilter rockers of Sego. But the band quickly makes the song its own with funky-as-hell bass riff, skittering guitars and winking vocal performances. Wellbaum replicates the sweet tones of Cole’s voice well, playing off the more eccentric inclinations of Sego. On paper, this cover seems to make no sense, and yet, when you hear it, it all suddenly makes perfect sense.”
– The 405“Sego Sucks tackles self-loathing, fake personas, escape, substance abuse, economic anxieties and other various personal hang-ups, and it’s all swathed in tuneful blankets of frisky rock riffs and warm-hearted melodies.”
– Paste

“The track itself is a wheezy power pop track ornamented with a contorting guitar line and a sense of playful dejection.”
– Under The Radar

“Los Angeles-based quartet Sego creates boisterous, hook-driven indie rock reminiscent of Beck or Phoenix in the early 2000s.”
– NPR

riddled with musical quirks and kinks that call to mind Beck’s zanier tendencies. The bass provides a pounding pattern akin to a heart on the verge of bursting, which the song eventually does during its climactic, jarring, but wholly enrapturing chorus…with an anthemic track of this magnitude, festival bookers would be smart to snatch them up for the summer season.” 
– Consequence Of Sound

“Walking The Cow” is the L.A. via Utah indie rock band Sego’s take on the track originally written & performed by the late Daniel Johnston. The cover features The Moth and The Flame & Pinguin Mofex. SEGO had been working on this cover for over six months, and after hearing the sad news about Daniel’s passing last month, they were able to fast track it and finish up the mix before leaving for their tour.

Releasing just ahead of Sego’s performance at Austin City Limits (including a Saturday late night show) taking place in Daniel Johnston’s longtime hometown, it felt fitting to release their single ahead of their performance. “Walking The Cow” is the third in a series of covers coming in 2019, following Paula Cole’s “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?” and Kendrick Lamar’s “YAH.”

The band’s LP Sego Sucks is out now via Roll Call Records and are currently finishing up their U.S. with Magic City Hippies. This weekend SEGO will be performing at Austin City Limits. This year they were featured on, NPR’s All Songs ConsideredBillboardConsequence Of SoundUnder The Radar, and more. The band’s album title originates from what started out as a hashtag from some disgruntled audience member, ‘Sego Sucks’ ended up encapsulating the ethos behind this entire record.