MC


REDEEM DOWNLOAD CODE

If you received a download code in a vinyl you purchased, you can redeem it for your download here.


LOGIN

Login with your existing account.

Forgot Password

CREATE ACCOUNT

Create an account to purchase items.

cover
LP $20.25

11/13/2015 5060446120040 

AT 005 


CD $16.00

10/23/2015 5060174958663 

AT 005 CD 


FLAC $11.99

09/25/2015 5060174958663 

 


MP3 $9.90

09/25/2015 5060174958663 

 


Alive with lyrical depth, melodic intricacy and lush production, Horsebeach’s II is the work of confident and mature multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Ryan Kennedy and crew. Opening with the subtle rumble of early-morning Chinatown, a hazy instrumental sharpens into focus with languid guitars, gently welcoming one into a dream of Kennedy’s creation. The summery groove and pop majesty of “It’s Alright” soon eases spinning into infinity, soothed by the warm, chiming guitars, while Beth de Cent’s smokey vocals come together in perfect harmony with Kennedy’s. “Andy” offers a yearning tale of forbidden love, packed with homoerotic overtones so full-blooded they’d make Morrissey blush like a young Caligula, while the marbled melodies of “Broken Light” come on in nostalgic ripples and waves of sepia-tinged beauty. Opening the B-side with masterful subtlety, synth-led instrumental “Midnight Part 2” takes a moonlit stroll by the ocean before “Dana” ushers in the dawn with the greatest X-Files inspired song ever written (sorry, Cerys). The antithesis of over-serious hipster cool, the earnestly emotional lyrics and anthemic chords should be enough to prompt John Hughes to rise again and make a much-needed sequel to The Breakfast Club. “Disappear” finds Kennedy and drummer Matt Booth drinking in the cosmic vintage of Düsseldorf ’72, as their chiming West Coast guitars are joined by celestial keys, head-nodding bass grooves and a motorik rhythm. “Avoid the Light” closes the album with a plea to stay in the dreamworld just a little longer.

Tracklist

  1. #1 Intro

    Listen

  2. #2 It's Alright

    Listen

  3. #3 Andy

    Listen

  4. #4 Broken Light

    Listen

  5. #5 Let You Down

    Listen

  6. #6 Midnight Part 2

    Listen

  7. #7 Dana

    Listen

  8. #8 Disappear

    Listen

  9. #9 Clouds

    Listen

  10. #10 Avoid The Light

    Listen

Single MP3s for this release are $0.99.

Related Items