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An Horse – Rearrange Beds (2009)

February 18, 2009
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2008 was a humdig of a year for An Horse. This Brisbane duo released their debut EP, became best buddies and toured the US of A with Tegan & Sara, supported Death Cab For Cutie here, performed at CMJ in New York, and somehow got into a studio to record Rearrange Beds. 2009’s looking as busy as the band ride off that vehicle known as the “getting a song on an ad” express – sponsored by Mercedes Benz.

Despite the repercussions of songs being associated with commercial endeavours, An Horse provide a fresh power-pop collection of songs packed with jangleness. This is something I really can’t not mention about this album – so so much jangle! It’s kinda infectious really. From the rock smarts of opener “Camp Out” to the angular nature of the title track. “Scared As Fuck” is also worth mentioning for it’s raw nature while “Little Lungs” also stands out – building up throughout the song epically. Starting nice & pretty, climaxing and just ending with Kat’es serene voice. Something to be very impressed by, especially with the limited instruments (the band is one of those guitar and drums only affairs).

Rearrange Beds has some smarts abouts it musically. But it makes sure it doesn’t leave that rawness so much seen in indie pop behind. Oh and of course – that indie jangle. The album is out now on iTunes and will be in stores around mid March.

An Horse myspace website

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Nick permalink
    February 18, 2009 11:13 am

    I think I would like this. Will check it out next month.

  2. lexie permalink
    February 18, 2009 12:24 pm

    They also supported The New Pornographers, on their Australian tour, and they were pretty brilliant live!

  3. Philippe permalink
    February 19, 2009 9:56 am

    I was listening to this today, and I reckon this really really sounds like Iron On. I swear Kate Cooper’s voice sounds like the lead singer from that band…

  4. Philippe permalink
    February 19, 2009 10:19 am

    I was listening to this again today that was supposed to read. GAH

  5. Morgan permalink
    February 20, 2009 5:08 am

    Philippe- Kate Cooper is the lead singer of both bands. Iron On is on an extended hiatus. The other member of An Horse, Damon Cox, was in Intercooler.

  6. Philippe permalink
    February 20, 2009 12:25 pm

    Oh – well then aren’t I a fool *oops*.

    Apologies to all.

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