Bella Union Records are pleased to introduce HORSE THIEF, a psychedelic folk rock band based in Oklahoma City, who’s debut EP “Grow Deep, Grow Wild” will be released 1st April.
“Our music is about more than just the songs we play”, says frontman Cameron Neal, “It’s about losing yourself in the sound and creating an experience that sticks with you long after the show is over,”
With Cameron on vocals and guitar, Alberto Roubert on drums, Cody Fowler on bass, Zach Zeller on keys, and Alex Coleman on guitar, an experience is what you get when seeing Horse Thief live. Some songs on the EP, such as “I Am The Bear,” hint at influences like The Smiths, while others like the Oklahoma anthem, “Warrior,” draw upon the band’s raw, epic psyche-rock tones.
Originally hailing from Denton, Texas, the band decided to attend the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) which is how they came to share the same management team as label-mates The Flaming Lips. Before the start of school the band took a trip to Creede, Colorado to write new material before starting their new lives in Oklahoma. They discovered the name Horse Thief while looking at a map of local hiking trails and realized the name chimed with the freewheeling feelings their music conveys.
“Grow Deep, Grow Wild” will be released 1st April on Bella Union records.
Watch a stunning 4-song live performance from Beach House, made in conjunction with Pitchfork and filmed in the desert around El Paso, Texas. The film follows the passing of one night, starting at sunset and ending at dawn, and can be watched below.
The band explain more about this special project:
“Forever Still is directly inspired by Pink Floyd’s Live at Pompeii. We wanted to perform in a non-typical setting and felt the songs would resonate in a more majestic and spiritual landscape. The experience was an intense three nights of filming. Everyone involved in production and crew was benevolent in their time and talented in their efforts. We were very lucky to have the help and hard work of many people who aided and lent their abilities to our vision. The basic concept is four songs performed from sunset to sunrise. We tried to keep the edits minimal with long takes in order to focus on the energy of the songs, the landscape, and the physicality of live performance. The entire film was shot in or around Tornillo, Texas, where we recorded Bloom. Like Bloom, we hope that Forever Still is experienced as a whole, long form.”
Beach House make their UK live return in March for the below Shepherd’s Bush Empire dates:
Monday 25 March – LONDON – Shepherd’s Bush Empire (£18)
Tuesday 26 March – LONDON – Shepherd’s Bush Empire (£18)
For full European dates this spring visit the Beach House website.
6 – Rough Trade East Instore, London
8 – Shoreditch Church, London (sold out) (w/ La La Vasquez)
14 – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich (w/ La La Vasquez)
15 – Brudenell, Leeds
25 – Harley, Sheffield (w/ Fear Of Men)
26 – CCA, Glasgow (w/ Fear Of Men)
27 – Cluny, Newcastle (w/ Fear Of Men)
16 – The Fleece, Bristol
17 – Kazimer, Liverpool
18 – Whelans, Dublin
19 – Voodoo, Belfast
20 – Deaf Institute, Manchester
23 – Islington Assembly Hall, London