Daily Distraction: Listen to Two Cow Garage's first new song in five years

Shane Sweeney and Micah Schnabel return with new single 'Kapitalism Kills'

Joel Oliphint
Columbus Alive
Cover art for Two Cow Garage single "Kapitalism Kills"

"There are subsets of people who really like 31-year-old Shane, and there are a subset of people who really love 24-year-old Shane,” Two Cow Garage singer/bassist Shane Sweeney told Alive last month. “But I’m 43 years old, and I’m still moving forward, and hopefully people like that, too."

While the band's planned 20th anniversary concert had to be postponed amid concerns over the delta variant, Two Cow Garage is, indeed, moving forward. In recent days the beloved Columbus rock act released its first new song in five years, "Kapitalism Kills," which features Sweeney on lead vocals. (Rounding out the song credits are co-frontman Micah Schnabel on guitar and vocals, George Hondroulis on drums, Jay Gasper on guitar, vocals and piano and Todd May on vocals and piano.)

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As the song title implies, Two Cow isn't pulling any punches on this new single, which finds Sweeney singing, "There's a beautiful beach sunset, just never mind the oil spill/Big Pharma knows what pains you, take this poison little pill/We're in an existential crisis, trying to find some kind of thrill/But if there's one thing that I've learned, Kapitalism Kills."

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Give it a listen via Bandcamp: