Clocking in at just under seven minutes long, Bowery Cowboys EP is short and straight to the point: four songs of ambient-ish garage-rock-ish post-punk that are almost witty but a tad hard to swallow.
The opening track, "Game Girl," sets the tone for something better than itself, with fading, echoing vocals over steady guitar and soft drums. It's at the one minute mark, however, that you realize the whole thing is basically a two and a half minute loop that closes the door on the rest of the album.
"Don't Trust," following suit, sounds like a really out of tune Marcy Playground cover meshed with the "idea" of lo-fi garage rock that is honestly really hard to sit through. The lyrics are mostly indiscernible while the guitar sounds like it is half a step off in the wrong direction. "Pacos Pete Pt. II" ends about as soon as it begins, with vocalist Pete Lynwood rambling about whiskey and how Pacos Pete shouldn't be trusted.
It's obvious the talent is there: the very, very beginning of "Game Girl" could actually be really good until the whole EP dissolves into some sort of a protest against music. If there's a bigger picture here, I'm simply not getting it.