Thursday, October 6, 2011

An Horse Return With New Record and North American Tour

We've been huge fans of An Horse ever since we caught them on tour for their first record, Rearrange Beds.  The band is a two piece that manages to manifest a much fuller sound than just the drum/guitar/vocal combo would indicate.  Through a solid base of guitar/drum interplay, Kate Cooper's vocals are cutting and made up the soul of the band's delivery.  On their latest full length Walls, none of that's changed, and that's very, very, good news.

The band's first record has been one that we've come back to frequently, and as such, we weren't exactly hoping for a boatload of change on their next album.  on Walls, the bulletproof songwriting is still in tact, and wonderfully addictive melodies are ever-present.  The biggest change is a subtlety in production:  the percussion is less in your face, and the arrangements feel slightly more delicate and well considered.  Where Rearrange Beds was the sound of a live band banging out parts in the studio, Walls is a road-tested band making careful choices in the studio.

All of this has us very excited, of course, as the band is mounting a US tour this month, and we'll get a chance to hear how these new, more subtle, tracks work out in a live environment.  The band positively kills it live, and given the strength of the new record, we highly recommend you catch up with them when they're in town.  For us, that means the Highline Ballroom on the 22nd, which suits us just find.  See you there!

An Horse 2011 North American Dates
10/06/11 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour
10/07/11 San Diego, CA House of Blues
10/08/11 Phoenix, AZ Hard Rock Cafe
10/10/11 Austin, TX Emo’s
10/11/11 Dallas, TX Club Dada
10/12/11 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
10/14/11 Atlanta, GA Vinyl
10/15/11 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
10/16/11 Orlando, FL Will’s Pub
10/17/11 Columbia, SC Manifest Records
10/18/11 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
10/19/11 Washington, DC Red Palace
10/20/11 Boston, MA Royale
10/21/11 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
10/22/11 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
10/23/11 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place

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mp3: An Horse - Walls