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Listen to Mickey Dagger’s Seedy Cover of “I Want To Be a Cowboy”

Riding on the chuck-wagon
Following my man
His name is Ted
Can you believe that?

The Canadian artist, Mickey Dagger, is up to no good. With his cover of the underground hit, “I Want To Be a Cowboy” originally by Boys Don’t Cry, he’s overhauled the kitsch of the track with his own dark take. The track features guest vocals by Athena as they duet over ominous, siren-like synths that swirl in the background. “I Wanna Be a Cowboy” is ridiculous and tongue-in-cheek sarcastic, yes, but completely enthralling—and, somehow, that’s just the way it’s supposed to be.

Out today on Samo Records, the single includes remixes from artists and producers who provide new angles to the release. Antoni Maiovvi’s offering amps up the heat with an intense kick while synth maestro, Ortrotasce, reimagines the track with EBM sleaze.  Additionally, the release includes the spacey Thomas Von Party Mix and a remix by Samo Records’ own Facets. Listen below:

All the proceeds will be going to ISKWEU Project an indigenous women’s shelter in Canada. 

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Andi Harriman

Andi Harriman is the author of "Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace: The Worldwide Compendium of Postpunk and Goth in the 1980s." She resides in Brooklyn, New York where she writes, DJs and lectures on all things dark and gloomy.

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