An Horse Announces New Album Modern Air Out May 3rd on Lame-O Records

March 18, 2019
Photo credit: Amelia Shaw

An Horse Announces New Album Modern Air 
Out May 3rd on Lame-O Records

Premieres Music Video for “This is a Song”
via Stereogum

Touring With Camp Cope This May

An Horse have just announced their new album Modern Air, coming out May 3rd on Lame-O Records. This is the first new album from the Brisbane, Australia turned New York/Montreal based indie two-piece in eight years. The music video for their new single “This Is A Song” is premiering now via Stereogum. Stereogum calls the song a “blast of rousing energy” and “an anthem about inclusion and progress.” The video was directed by Jarod Evans. Pre-orders for the album are available now digitally and physically via Lame-O Records, as well as Poison City Records in Australia, and Grand Hotel van Cleef in Germany/Austria/Switzerland. 

Watch An Horse’s music video for their single “This Is A Song”

Pre-order Modern Air

An Horse recently announced a US tour with Camp Cope this May, as well as a German tour in June. A full list of dates can be found below.

Available via Lame-O Records is a limited pressing of glow in the dark blue vinyl inspired by the album artwork designed by Amanda Di Genova. 

Lame-O Records has also recently pressed An Horse’s debut album Rearrange Beds to vinyl for the first time. Originally released on Mom + Pop in 2009, the album received critical acclaim, leading them to tour with Tegan and Sara, Death Cab for Cutie, Silversun Pickups, Nada Surf, Cage the Elephant, and more. When pressed to vinyl earlier this year, BrooklynVegan ran a piece on the announcement featuring quotes praising the record from Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie, Christopher Guanlao of Silversun Pickups, and Kevin Devine.

Modern Air track list:
1. This Is A Song
2. Live Well
3. Started A Fire
4. Get Out Somehow
5. Bob Ross (Be The Water)
6. Breakfast
7. Ship Of Fools
8. Mind Reader
9. Drown
10. Fortitude Valet
11. Begin Again

Tour Dates:
5/7 – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace^
5/8 – Tuscon, AZ – 191 Toole^
5/9 – San Diego, CA – Che Cafe^
5/10 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater^
5/11 – Oakland, CA – The Uptown^
5/12 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop^
5/14 – Reno, NV – Holland Project^
5/16 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile^
5/17 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret^
5/18 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios^
5/19 – Boise, ID – Neurolux^
5/21 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake^
5/22 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown^
5/23 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club^
5/24 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean^
6/12 – Essen, DEU – Zech Carl
6/13 – Stuttgart, DEU – Clubcann
6/14 – Ulm, DEU – Ulmer Zelt
6/15 – Munich, DEU – Ampere
6/18 – Nuernberg, DEU – Club Stereo
6/19 – Muenster, DEU – Gleis 22
6/20 – Haldern, DEU – Pop Bar
6/21 – Cologne, DEU – Artheater
6/22 – Aachen, DEU – Musikbunker
6/23 – Wiesbaden, DEU – Schlachthof
6/25 – Hannover, DEU – Lux
6/26 – Hamburg, DEU – Schanzenzelt
6/27 – Berlin, DEU – Badehaus
6/28 – Bremen, DEU – Tower

^ = w/ Camp Cope and Oceanator 

The heart of An Horse’s magic is rubbery and elastic. Rows of slinky, hypnotic spirals, widening middle-out. They’ve never spun to more vibrant and dynamic impact than on their third album Modern Air.

Loosely from wherever-you’re-seeing-them-play-tonight-by-way-of-Brisbane-to-Montreal-and-New-York, Kate & Damon woke up from a six-year nap to make their best, broadest and most accomplished album, doubling-down on and clarifying their strongest strengths while casually developing and showcasing a career’s-worth of new ones.

Before their 6 year break, An Horse were 2 albums into their career and touring non-stop with the likes of Tegan and Sara, Death Cab for Cutie, Silversun Pickups, Nada Surf, Cage the Elephant, and Brand New when a series of distracting life events forced them into a hiatus of sorts. That hiatus led to an extended break from touring and recording that’s finally ending with their 2019 album Modern Air, out May 3rd on Lame-O Records.

The songs on their new record manage to be both propulsive and loping, lean mission statements about negotiating modern living easter-egged with intelligence and humour, melodic and percussive ear candy, heart and teeth, hope and anger.

They sound like themselves, two-headed and singularly focused, a particularly effective evolutionary step in a long tradition of of guitar-based indie-rock, angular in spaces, jangly in others, sometimes both at the same time. They take a familiar vocabulary and teach it new words, one sugary harmony barbed-wired to unflinching insight at a time.

Modern Air is An Horse at their most realized, and it’s right on time. Some naps are worth taking.

An Horse Online

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