Horse Jumper of Love Share “Spaceman” viaGoldFlakePaint
Self Titled Debut Out March 11th on Disposable America + Gawk Records
Announce Tour Dates with Soft Fangs
Boston’s Horse Jumper of Love are excited to announce their self-titled full length debut, due out March 11th via the up-and-coming Gawk Records and Disposable America. Self described as “slow rock,” their syrupy sound unfolds before your eyes, emotive and evocative, with honest lyrics and gorgeous constructs both musically and thematically.
GoldFlakePaint premiered the band’s second single “Spaceman,” offering, “Sounding like the perfect soundtrack to the most dulled and listless of days, ‘Spaceman’ simply drifts from the first chord to the skewed, protracted outro, crafting a sense of resigned isolation from the simple structure of guitar and voice. The mood here is stifling, atmospheric meanderings that just about muster the impetus to hold it all together. There’s something precious about it too, however; those double-tracked vocals, the indelibly pretty guitar that glides and glides and glides”
02/16 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott w/ Leapling, Kal Marks, St. Nothing, Lady Pills
03/04 – Hadley, MA @ Asbestos Farm
03/05 – Worcester, MA @ Clark University
03/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades w/ IAN, Soft Fangs & Fraternal Twin
03/09 – New Brunswick, NJ
03/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Soft Fangs
03/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Loner’s Club w/ Soft Fangs
03/12 – Harrisonburg, VA @ Crayola w/ Soft Fangs
03/13 – North Carolina
03/14 – Atlanta, GA
03/15 – Florida
03/16 – New Orleans, LA
Horse Jumper of Love, a slow rock trio of native Boston boys, write intimate, heavy, introspective songs. Despite being in their teens and early twenties, their music shows an understanding of their place in the history of the genre, but offers up a genuinely refreshing, modern take. You can hear nods to 90s outside rockers Duster and Silver Jews, and vocal crooning with a likeness to The Antlers’ Pete Silverman. They’re steadily rising through New England’s slow ’n’ low scene.
They quickly gained a following in the underground scene, becoming a household name throughout Boston’s DIY venues, playing among such bands as Strange Mangers, Soft Fangs, Mal Devisa, Vundabar and Skinny Bones. In these spaces they were able to hash out the songs that would become their first full length, Horse Jumper of Love. Commonly referred to simply as Horse Jumper, the band is truly the collaborative effort of its three members. Singer Dimitri Giannopoulos croons non sequiturs about bagel breath, Sour Patch Kids, and wanting to “have a lonely child” over the tasteful warble on his guitar. Jamie Vadala-Doran brings a rarely heard level of competence and restraint from behind the drum kit, while John Margaris lays a heavy layer of double-stopped bass beneath the tracks, bringing their sound to distinct lows.
Horse Jumper of Love is an incredibly lean album. There isn’t a superfluous note on the record. It’s carried by lyrics full of dark imagery, shoegazing guitars, drums that almost have a mechanical precision, and lucid songwriting.
“Horse Jumper of Love”
Disposable America + Gawk Records
March 11, 2016