The Warhorse is a Silverlake-based retrowave / synthpunk / nihilist-pop band and professional beer consumption unit. To put it more poetically: a post-apocalyptic Rick James industrial fever dream, a tropical dystopia from an alternate future, a detuned analog sunset over an ocean of apathetic heartbeats. (Is that hipster enough for you?) Wrangling influences of 80's party pop, thrashy garage punk, and modern industrial hipstertronica chillwave, The Warhorse thrives on melted synths, destroyed beats, and uncomfortable pitch-shifted vocals. It's kind of dark and rather silly. Rest assured, your parents are gonna HATE it.
TL;DR... THE WARHORSE IS:
- 100% GLUTEN-FREE.
CHUBS is The Warhorse's feisty full-length debut. 10 sardonic all-new tracks on your choice of 180g vinyl, dual-sided cassette, or old-fashioned computers. LA Music blog said the songs are "nuanced and layered, accessible and atmospheric," while NUBI Magazine calls it "a special mix of mesmerizing and insanity," but honestly, that gives it a lot of credit.
The Warhorse was totally amped to work with mixing/mastering wizard Jason Staniulis at Germano Studios in New York (so basically this album is as good as Yeezus, right?). Not to mention how radically stoked they were when collaborating one some tunes with fine folks like Los Angeles indie rap legend Pigeon John, lending his sharp drawl to "Do Work" and giving it a blast of retro-summer vibes; leader of North Carolina's original Permanent Vacation Deep Fried Family, Rapper Shane, aka Stranger Day, dropped some phat rhymes (that sounds natural for us to say, yeah?) on "Turnt"; and Aaron Leibowitz made our panties drop with his sultry sax on a cover of The Weeknd's "High for This" before heading out on tour with ZHU this past spring.
We hope you enjoy. Though not too much; it'd be cause for concern.
Teaser trailer over here:
released October 1, 2016
Written, performed, and recorded by The Warhorse, except for:
Track 2 written by Evan Abeele and Denise Nouvion. Originally performed by Memoryhouse (Sub Pop Records).
Track 5 written by Abel Tesfaye, Adrien Gough, and Henry Walter. Originally performed by The Weeknd (Universal Republic Records).
Vox on 5 by Aaron Staniulis. Saxophone on 5 by Aaron Leibowitz. Vox on 6 by Pigeon John and Chris Henry. Vox on 9 by Rapper Shane.
Mixed and mastered by Jason Staniulis at Germano Studios (www.germanostudios.com
), except tracks 2 and 8 mixed by Mathieu Bedwani.
Album art designed by Mikey Pendola (www.mikeyp.tv