RIYL: Tegan and Sara, The Joy Formidable, Palehound, Sleater-Kinney
Label: Lame-O Records
Woah. It’s been 8 years since we’ve heard anything new from the duo An Horse, but now we can get our fix again withÂ Modern Air,Â coming out in May. As always, they are bringing their ‘rough around the edges’ sound mixed with great melodies and straight forward instrumentals. I saw them live about 10 years ago and am excited to delve into something new. They are releasing this on blue glow in the dark vinyl, blue transparent vinyl, and standard black vinyl. here is a writeup about the album.
Kate & Damon woke up from a six-year nap to make their best, broadest and most accomplished album, doubling-down on and clarifying their strongest strengths while casually developing and showcasing a careerâ€™s-worth of new ones.
Before their 6 year break, An Horse were 2 albums into their career and touring non-stop with the likes of Tegan and Sara, Death Cab for Cutie, Silversun Pickups, Nada Surf, Cage the Elephant, and Brand New when a series of distracting life events forced them into a hiatus of sorts. That hiatus led to an extended break from touring and recording thatâ€™s finally ending with their 2019 album Modern Air, out May 3rd on Lame-O Records.
The songs on their new record manage to be both propulsive and loping, lean mission statements about negotiating modern living easter-egged with intelligence and humour, melodic and percussive ear candy, heart and teeth, hope and anger.
They sound like themselves, two-headed and singularly focused, a particularly effective evolutionary step in a long tradition of of guitar-based indie-rock, angular in spaces, jangly in others, sometimes both at the same time. They take a familiar vocabulary and teach it new words, one sugary harmony barbed-wired to unflinching insight at a time.
Ships May 5th:
The first 150 orders of any LP variant will receive an exclusive hotel keychain and Modern Air freshener! (Still some left)
150 Glow In The Dark Blue vinyl
300 Transparent Blue vinyl
750 Black vinyl
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive