MAN YOUR HORSE: Tails EP

Man Your Horse - Tails EPArtist: Man Your Horse
Album: Tails EP
Release: 21 August 2009

I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve been sitting on the Man Your Horse EP for two months now. It’s been in my car this whole time, and I’ve listened to it more than most albums I receive. Although it’s not my favourite album (I’ve listened to many), it’s certainly one of the most intriguing.

Julian Marrs is responsible for both the vocals and the guitar on this EP. His voice, which ranges from high-pitched to gravely, almost guttural grunts, is unusual, and I can’t help but feel that it isn’t an ideal match for the music. That said, it’s definitely grown on me. Being somewhat partial to post-rock, I’d love to see where this band could go if they focused on purely instrumental music. I especially love the introduction of the first track, it’s a great start to what could be intriguing post-rock.

Man Your Horse encourages you to “mount whatever moves you and ride like the wind.” Their live show will be the make-or-break situation for me, so join Backstage Vancouver tonight (Tuesday 29 December) at the Railway Clubfor Man Your Horse, Cobras Cobras Cobras, We Just Stole A Car, and Iceberg Ferg for only $8 cover. The show starts at 9.30pm.

TRACK LISTING

1. Adult Behaviour
2. Goodbye Nemesi
3. Amnesiattic
4. Polar^2
5. Avionics
6. 17 Karats

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  2. […] Your Horse unassumingly open their set with a song from the Tails EP called “17 Karats.” Seconds into the song, even though this is my first time seeing […]