Galactic Cowboys have always been a musical enigma. Hailing from Houston, Texas, the band combines melodic thrash, progressive metal, and Beatlesque harmonies into a genre of its own creation. Blending these considerable musical chops with a quirky sense of humor, the band quickly distinguished itself from their peers. With the announcement of their reformation consisting of all the original members, they will shoot for the moon again and celebrate the journey back on a new album.
The eleven new tracks (plus a pair of bonus cuts) included on Long Way Back to the Moon harken back to the Cowboys' iconic songs but are infused with a contemporary hard rock sound. In the tradition of Alan Parsons Project, Steven Wilson and Periphery, the album is completely organic: engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by the band - they even created all the artwork themselves.
Old fans will feel right at home, but hard rock fans new to the band will also be instantly hooked. As with all Galactic Cowboys albums, the subject matter of the material is emotional, but often includes a large dose of ironic humor. Long Way Back to the Moon is an explosion of energy and creativity that results from almost 20 years of pent-up musical passion and inspiration finally being realized.