Mañana Cowboy spawned from the mind of former Fou drummer and MC guitarist/singer Houston Holtman following his departure from the band nearly four years ago. After a little encouragement from Fou frontman/songwriter Jeevan Antony, Houston began composing the material that would eventually become Dia Tree, carefully sharpening each piece during his downtime while working the graveyard shift at a security job.
Houston found a band in housemates Adam Horvath, who would take over bass duties after a brief stint behind the keys, drummer Josh Dearing and finally keyboardist Wendy Nims, who joined during the Dia Tree recording process. This dwelling, dubbed the House of The Rising Thumb, is a familiar house show venue for Fort Worth music and art fans and Mañana Cowboy’s de facto headquarters, providing the perfect space for the group to live and create music.
Mañana Cowboy is influenced by the fragile beauty and dreamgaze tones of Houston’s former band Fou but also by an eclectic array of artists ranging from Gorillaz, Luna and The Felice Brothers all the way to The Kinks. The first single from Dia Tree, Arkansas, pulses perfectly with the sun on the asphalt, pairing beautifully with contemplative summer road-trips or any long drive with plenty of time to ponder or watch wistfully as clouds pass by like mile-markers on a cosmic highway.