Horse Head // Jewelry
My own personal Tan Dollar boom isn’t completely over yet, so frontman Chris Thorne unwittingly capitalized on that by shooting over the latest EP from his other project Horse Head. He sent me the EP a few days ago and I’ve had chance to really dig into what he’s doing here.
As far as style goes, the EP is a cool switch from Tan Dollar that sees much of the thick guitar work being dropped to make room for synths and drum machines. This is much more of a experimental pop release and Chris makes sure to really take advantage of the ‘experiment’ part by tinkering with whatever sounds and resources he has at his disposal. The EP opens up with a track called “Jump In” that features guest vocals from Chris’ girlfriend Nima. After listening to some of her skeletal astro-pop I’m envisioning that maybe her craft had some influence on her significant other. Just a thought.
Anyways the EP dropped today on the always prolific Amdiscs label (their 95th release! holy cow!), so you can either grab it from them or download it for free on Horse Head’s bandcamp page.