Horse Jumper of Love Share “Bagel Breath” with FLOOD Magazine

March 2, 2016
 Caitlin McCann

Caitlin McCann


Horse Jumper of Love Share Their “Bagel Breath” with FLOOD Magazine

Self Titled Debut Out March 11th on Disposable America + Gawk Records

Extend March Tour Dates

Boston’s Horse Jumper of Love are sharing “Bagel Breath,” the latest single from the trio’s 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 bizarre non sequitur lyrics that feel natural and gorgeous conceptual constructs both musically and thematically.

Introducing the band, FLOOD Magazine offered, “Boston trio Horse Jumper of Love play a slow, loud brand of indie rock—imagine Low on a budget and angry about it” before expanding on “Bagel Breath” with “The track struggles and chugs against its own inertia, moving with all of the strength and tension of a freight train heading up hill.”

With stop start lo-fi passion, “Bagel Breath” takes the band’s warm and woozy sounds to new and more aggressive heights, recalling Boston hometown favorites like Fat History Month and Pile with a decidedly more serene approach. Residing somewhere between Alex G and Sparklehorse, Horse Jumper of Love are carving out their own niche and the results are utterly gorgeous. Vocalist/guitarist Dimitri Giannopoulos’ lyrics are spectacular as he drawls non-sequiturs about morning breath, sour patch kids, and hopeless ambition. The song drops in and out, but never misses a beat. This is Horse Jumper at their finest.


03/03 – Boston, MA @ Banana Hammock
03/04 – Hadley, MA @ Asbestos Farm w/ Turnip King
03/05 – Annandale-on-Hudson @ Bard College
03/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades w/ IAN & Fraternal Twin *
03/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Goldilocks Gallery w/ Blue Smiley & Cool Dad
03/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Loner’s Club *
03/12 – Harrisonburg, VA @ Crayola *
03/13 – Greensboro, NC @ New York Pizza *
03/14 – Atlanta, GA @ The Sewing Room w/ Floral Print *
03/17 – Austin, TX @ Hole In The Wall (Fleeting Youth & New Professor showcase)
03/19 – Austin, TX @ Merdurhaus Records *
03/20 – Austin, TX @ Spider House (KVRX showcase)
03/22 – St. Louis, MO @ The Co-op *
03/23 – Urbana, IL @ Library House *
03/24 – Cleveland, OH
03/25 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Mansion Party *
03/28 – Boston, MA @ Out of the Blue Gallery *
04/09 – Boston, MA @ Trixie’s Palace w/ Peaer, Puppy Problems & Pupppy

* w/ Soft Fangs

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

1. Ugly Brunette
2. July 5th
3. Bagel Breath
4. Spaceman
5. I Want to Paint Horses… And to Have a Horse
7. Sun Poisoning
8. i love you very much forever

Horse Jumper of Love Links:

Disposable America
Gawk Records

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