Monday, February 07, 2011

newmusicmonday #79:: Boxer the Horse

image:: Boxer the Horse, CBCr3

Genreindie psychedelic pop
MembersJeremy Gaude {vocals, guitar}
Andrew Woods {drums}
Richard Macleod {bass}
Isaac Neily {keys, guitar}
CityCharlottetown, PE, Canada
Upcoming Tour Dates18 February:: The Mack w/ Racoon Bandit, Charlottetown, PE, 7PM
4 March:: Paragon w/ Inflight Safety, Halifax, NS
9th-13th March - Canadian Music Week, Toronto, ON [info]


I'm sort of late to the Boxer the Horse bandwagon. CBCr3 names them best new band of the year in 2010. You can hear a stream and purchase {$10} their début album, 'Would You Please' {2010}, on the web/Bandcamp link above. The album was produced by Two Hours Traffic guitarist Alec O’Hanley and released on the Collagen Rock Records label.

A good into to the band is the jangly pop of "Mind Eraser" from 'Would You Please'::

as well as "Bad Apples"::

Here's a live version of "Mary Meets the Pilot"::

It would be a mistake to call this collegiate rock, which, I personally associate with bands like Vampire Weekend, which are prone to writing about esoterica and posturing with a postcolonial Ivy League æsthetic with all the soul of a Pier One. On the contrary, Boxer the Horse often washes over you with mile a minute imagery of youth with a solid sound and without bashing over your head how clever they are. Definitely check out 'Would You Please' on the blog/Bandcamp link. There are two more tracks on the CBCr3 link, including the wry "Material Xmas" and the vivid storytelling of "Boneyard."

Finally, here's a fun track from 'The Late Show' {2008} EP [purchase], "Jackson Leftfield"::

Find more artists like Boxer the Horse at Myspace Music

Twitterversion:: [blog+videos] #newmusicmonday featuring Charlottetown's @BoxertheHorse. In #Toronto for Canadian Music Week Mar 9-13. @Prof_K

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