words by tom johnson
Given that New York is the busiest, most bustling city in the world, it makes sense that the music seeping out of it would replicate such things. And yet, the opposite seems to be far more prevalent, at least in the recent history of such things. That’s not the case with A Deer A Horse, however, a band who flood their work with all the noise, clamour, darkness and light, of the city they call home.
With a brand new album out next week, the trio follow-up the stormy lead track “Backswimmer” with a raucous new cut today – and “Statue Sea” is every bit as fascinating as we’ve come to expect. Bashing through genre walls like they were made of silk rather than concrete, the track rises and falls through dramatic vocals and thick slabs of guitars that wrap the whole thing up in a darkness that feels unbreakable.
Somehow falling just shy of the four-minutes, “Statue Sea” feels markedly epic, the final few moments delivering a barrage of choppy riffs and swirling vocals that are indicative of what this band do best; a wild, exploratory journey that is buoyed by its uniqueness. Check it out below.
‘Backswimmer’ is due out March 10th, via Custom Made Music
3/7—Shea Stadium—Brooklyn, NY
3/10—Charlie’s American Cafe—Norfolk, VA
3/11—House Show—Asheville, NC
3/12—House Show—Atlanta, GA
3/14—Beerland—Austin, TX (SXSW)
3/16—Hard Luck Lounge—Austin, TX (SXSW)
3/17 – Austin, TX @ Hops and Grain (SXSW)
3/18—Free Rent ATX – Kitty Cohen’s—Austin, TX (SXSW)
3/19—Smear Magazine—Austin, TX (SXSW)
3/21—FOAM—St. Louis, MO
3/24—No Culture Live—Columbus, OH
3/26—Slime Time Live—Philadelphia, PA
3/30—Bushwick Public House—Brooklyn, NY