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Way to Rawk Cowboy Diplomacy! Check out their new release "The Getdown"

Photo by: David Lemon

Austin's Cowboy Diplomacy returns with rollicking anthem “The Get Down” out now! “The Get Down” is the band’s first single since 2017, and the lead track off their upcoming debut album, slated for release in December 2019.

What is “The Get Down”? That’s the question lead singer Ian Cochran asks on the smoldering rock jam. The answer is up to you. Do you choose vices and distractions or do you choose purpose? Cochran takes listeners on a journey of self-discovery and the lessons he’s learned from venturing down both paths. Those times of partying, drinking and being “out of control” as he describes it, left the singer feeling empty. “I didn’t feel like this person was a good person. I didn’t feel like this person was respecting other people. I didn’t/don’t want to be that person”

Coming to terms with “the real world” and what’s important helped Cochran get himself in check, as he committed to channeling his energy into positive things, most importantly his passion for music. “I’ve realized as I’ve gotten older” says Chochran, “that ‘the get down’ can have a different meaning. It can mean having self-control and self-discipline. Learning from others. Taking care of your responsibilities. Being healthy. Taking care of your body. Keeping your mind strong and filling it with knowledge. Getting better at your craft. Doing whatever it is you have to do to become great. Being kind and respectful to everyone. Loving everyone.”

As the song builds and swells, Cochran challenges the listener to find and pursue their passion as he sings, “fight for the funk running through your bloodstream...Maybe it’s time to live your life.”

Rowdy and unrestrained “The Get Down” is a jolt of renewed energy that sets the tone for more invigorating anthems from these "millennial southern gents who do modern cowboy rock right." - ATX On Record.

Cowboy Diplomacy recorded “The Get Down” at Studio 601 in Austin, TX with Eric Harrison and Michael Ingber. They recently wrapped their California Dreams tour in late June where they played Whisky A Go Go and Silverlake Lounge in Los Angeles, along with stops in Santa Barbara, San Diego and Phoenix. 

About Cowboy Diplomacy

Cowboy Diplomacy is Ian Cochran (vocals, guitar), Brad Bentley (bass), Billy Boswell (lead guitar) and

Matt Whilden (drums). The band’s raw yet classic sound has quickly established the band as one-to-watch. 

Accolades include being selected as one of Black Fret’s 2017 nominees, Voted “Best Band of Austin” 2017 in Austin Monthly, voted runner-up “Best New Band” in the 2016 Austin Chronicle poll

  • Runner-Up Best Austin Band 2019 - The Austin Chronicle 

  • Runner-Up Best Performing Group-Rock 2019 - The Austin Chronicle

  • Runner-Up Best Male Vocals Ian Cochran 2019 - The Austin Chronicle 

  •  "20 Austin Bands To Watch In 2018" - Culture Collide 

  • Voted "Best Band of ATX" 2017 - Austin Monthly

  • Runner-Up "Best New Band" 2016 - Austin Chronicle

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