For even the most die-hard fans of Pawnee, Indiana’s thriving rock scene, it has been a long time since the world last heard of Scott Tanner, the enigmatic frontman of one of the city’s most beloved bands, Land Ho! But today the talented singer and guitarist, who bears more than a passing resemblance to Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, makes an appearance for the first time since the band reunited at the 2014 Pawnee / Eagleton Unity concert with a brand new track, “Cold Water” .
Of course, some of the group remember from their brief appearances in the documentary series Parks and recreationwhich makes sense considering that Tanner’s new track will appear exclusively on Mouse Rat’s new album, The great album (Aug. 27 via Dualtone Music Group and Entertainment 720). But Andy Dwyer and the rest of Mouse Rat aren’t the only other Pawnee artists associated with “Cold Water” as the track also features the equally mysterious (but possibly even more legendary) Duke Silver on saxophone.
Check out the new song below.
The track is the fourth song shared by The great album, and the first one that wasn’t done by Mouse Rat. The only other song on the album that wasn’t played by Dwyer and his band is another one by Tanner (this time with Land Ho!), “Pickled Ginger”.