Horse the Band, not to be confused with horse the animal or the band Band of Horses, have announced that they’ll release a new EP, Your Fault, on November 27.
Notably, this will be the first time the group has released new music since 2009’s Desperate Living. They’ve been largely dormant since then, although they did play a handful of shows in 2017 and 2019, and they maintain a fervent cult following.
Here’s the official announcement (via Lambgoat the Website):
“The majority of HORSE the band are sedentary. Their plumage varies from drab to conspicuous. They have a strong beak for drilling and drumming on trees, and a long sticky tongue for extracting food. To prevent brain damage from the rapid and repeated powerful impacts, HORSE the band has a number of physical features which protect the brain.
“Computer simulations have shown that 99.7 percent of the energy generated in pecking is dissipated, with only a small remaining fraction of the energy going into the brain. The pecking also causes HORSE the band’s skull to heat up, which is part of the reason why they often peck in short bursts with brief breaks in between, giving the head some time to cool. During the millisecond before contact with wood, a thickened nictitating membrane closes, protecting the eye from flying debris. These membranes also prevent the retina from tearing. HORSE the band is capable of repeated pecking on a tree at high decelerations in the order of 10,000 m/s2 (33,000 ft/s2)
“HORSE the band’s new EP, entitled Your Fault and consisting of three songs, reflects on how suffering is increased by the knowledge that it is one’s own fault. Your Fault is to be released November 27 as a limited edition 12″ vinyl and on all digital platforms.”
If they’re just telling us about this a coupla weeks before the release, I’m guessing we won’t get a single. Which is fine by me! We can enjoy all three songs at once when Your Fault drops.
You can pre-order the vinyl or a vinyl + t-shirt bundle here.