WELCOME TO (((((OPEN mind SATURATED brain)))))'s seventh official post! The MP3 mix for May is linked from May 1st's post. This was initially posted on May 7th, but was erased and reposted on May 8th with an additional video link - and a decent pun.
This post's artist is from the April 2013 Mix, this is track #8:
My first encounter of AN HORSE was at a Nada Surf show in April of 2012 in Toronto. I had never heard of them in any capacity but, needless to say, they blew my socks off.
Do you like Mates of State? Yes? AN HORSE is Mates of State if they played shoegaze indie rock tunes. Do you dislike Mates of State? Yes? Well there's no synth/accordion and way less cheese, so check out AN HORSE anyway. Do you have absolutely no idea who Mates of State are? Yes? It doesn't matter. If you like rock music, chances are you will eat this up and then say 'hay', that was good!
AN HORSE is a very basic band that consist of a female vocalist/guitarist and a male drummer/backup vocalist who are able to intertwine their vocals for some amazingly soft yet driving music. To be honest, this discography should really only read the two LPs, as the EPs are mostly remixed tracks and demos. Besides, 'Walls' is their superior release, with 'Rearrange Beds' having a few good tracks (Camp Out and Little Lungs could have woven themselves into 'Walls' seamlessly), but the rest falls a little short. 'Walls' is extremely strong from start to finish.
2008 - Not Really Scared cdEP Demo
2009 - Rearrange Beds cdLP
2009 - Beds Rearranged cdEP
2011 - Walls cdLP
I have seen activity on their Facebook (--->linked here<---), so I assume they're not broken up. If you can see them live, do it. They dress up as a single horse suit and play their instruments simultaneously!
AN HORSE - Brain on a Table (from 'Walls', audio link to youtube)
AN HORSE - Postcard (from 'Rearrange Beds' official video link to youtube)
AN HORSE - Little Lungs (from 'Rearrange Beds' audio link to youtube)