Named one of Alternative Press Magazine’s 100 Bands To Watch, HORSE the Band are preparing themselves for a late-summer release of their third full-length album, A Natural Death (KOCH) on August 28. The band has also posted “Murder,” a song from the new album, on their MySpace page. Check it out at www.myspace.com/horsetheband.
“We posted a series of ads and pictures featuring dead wolves who were killed in an 'un-natural' way (i.e. by humans and technology). This is meant to explore the irony of 'a natural death' and make people ask themselves, 'What is natural?' Nature being murdered by man is paralleled by man being murdered by nature, which is a theme of our album,” says guitarist David Isen.
“A Natural Death is about the futility and arrogance of creation and destruction, the overwhelming scale of space and time, and the brutal majesty of nature, the horror of birth and the beauty of death. Everyone who will ever live will die a natural death, and will soon after be forgotten for eternity. Hopefully this album will serve as a warning to the human race to stop taking itself so seriously, as we have seen the dire consequences of its actions in the future. You are nothing.” proclaims keyboardist Erik Engstrom.
For A Natural Death, HORSE the Band tapped seasoned producer Brian Virtue (Jane’s Addiction, Audioslave) to man the controls. The track list is as follows:
01 – “Hyperborea”
02 – “Murder” (available now on MySpace!!! www.myspace.com/horsetheband)
03 – “The Startling Secret of Super Sapphire”
04 – “The Beach”
05 – “Face of Bear”
06 – “Crickets”
07 – “New York City”
08 – “Sex Raptor”
09 – “Broken Trail”
10 – “The Red Tornado”
11 – “Treasure Train”
12 – “His Purple Majesty”
13 – “Kangarooster Meadows”
14 – “Rotting Horse”
15 – “I think we are both suffering from the same crushing metaphysical crisis”
16 – “Lif”
HORSE the band consists of five demigods running from a haunted past they can't possibly remember. Formed on the mean streets of Los Angeles after the birth of the new millennium, the members of HORSE began to create their exotic sound to fight the past and create the future.
HORSE the band consists of Nathan the tormented poet beast on vocals, David the hyper-intelligent lover on guitar, Erik the child-like wizard of keyboards, Chris the baby horse awaiting his gelding on drums, and Dash the gritty urban barbarian on bass.
HORSE the band's music has won them many accolades for energy and originality. Often referred to as 'nintendo-core' because of their spastic and glorious brutality, they prefer to strike out and create their own unique sounds each time they manifest their powers. One thing is for certain - You will love them or you will pretend not to, but in the end you can not deny their prowess.
“Few up-and-coming bands have a better formula for success than Californians HORSE the Band” – Ottawa Sun, April 2007
“HORSE the Band never fails to entertain.” – Our Generation, April 9, 2007
“…oddly cool…” The Idaho Statesman, April 20, 2007
HORSE the Band has just wrapped their first headlining tour with The Number 12 Looks Like You, Light This City and So Many Dynamos.
KOCH Records will release A Natural Death on August 28, 2007. Check out “Murder” on MySpace right now!! www.myspace.com/horsetheband